Caring For Your Newly Hydroseeded Lawn

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Caring For Your Newly Hydroseeded Lawn

If your lawn has been recently hydroseeded, you need to learn how to take care of it properly. Getting it to thrive within the first few weeks of being planted is how you’ll keep it looking its best for months to come!

Proper Watering

After your lawn is first hydroseeded, allow the mulch to dry over the next day before watering it. During the first two weeks of having the hydroseed, water all areas of the lawn every day, keeping everything slightly moist to speed up the germination. Water for 10 to 20 minutes per section, twice a day, if you possibly can. Be sure to limit the watering time if you are causing run-off damage. Try not to water if heavy rain is predicted within the next 12 hours because you don’t want to over-water. When the daytime temperature is 85 degrees or higher with high humidity, do not water day or night until the temperature drops below 85 degrees. Allow the area to remain dry. During extreme heat conditions, you can end up “cooking” the grass and promote fungus growth by watering. In more shady areas, allow the mulch to dry out between watering after you have mowed the lawn once and water less often while increasing the amount of watering time. This tactic will promote deeper root growth. A hydroseeded lawn should receive 1″ to 2″ of water each week.


Mow the grass as soon as needed and allow the area to dry out before mowing. Cut your grass on a high setting to keep the grass cooler and weed seeds from germinating and try not to cut off more than 1/3 of the grass when mowing. It will most likely be necessary to mow twice a week in the beginning because growth will come in fast. Constant mowing promotes root growth and kills many of the weeds. You don’t have to pick up the clippings unless the grass cuttings are smothering the new grass.


With Dudley’s, we will do all the follow-up fertilizing and washout repairs if you have a sprinkler system, water every other day in the early morning. This promotes deeper root growth. If you water with a hose, water 2 hours each section (2 times per week preferred.) There are 2-hour timers available at local hardware stores allowing you to start the watering without worrying about turning it off. Mowing 2 times per week promotes better root growth and deters weed from sprouting. 

Contact Us for Hydroseeding in MA and NH

Dudley’s Tree and Landscape provide towns in Massachusetts and lower New Hampshire with hydroseeding services to make your lawn look its best! Contact us if you are interested in hydroseeding your lawn. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 978-373-1510.

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The Benefits of Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding is a cost-effective choice and allows you to have a beautiful lawn. This is the wave of the future, and gives you a healthy lawn with faster germination. It involves a process of seed and mulch that creates a slurry and is spread around the ground.

Quality of Hydroseed

Hydroseed lawns are healthier, longer lasting, and greener than hand seeded or sodded lawns. The root is established deeper in the soil and avoid shock of being in foreign soil. The seeds end up being more resistant to external problems and yield great results the first time it is installed. The soil can hold moisture better than hand seeded or sod types, and seeds can germinate way quicker. Hydroseeding includes far less weed seeds and no layering of the soil. You can also customize the application process of different seeds.

Coverage of Hydroseed

Hydroseeding gives a thicker and more uniform lawn. It consists of a mat of interlocking fibers and creates a mat of interlocking fibers. By creating an evenly covered area, it forms a barrier to keep the seed stabilized and retains moisture and fertilizer. This results in a full and lush lawn. Hydroseeding can cover cover large and inaccessible areas such as slopes. These are usually to hard to sod. Increased plant survival also comes with hydroseeding, so it is great for big spaces like golf courses or roadside erosion control.

Water Retention

Hydroseeding can retain up to 10 times its weight in water, therefore being the best method for fast and healthy germination, as well as high plant survival. No other grass growing method has advantages of hydroseeding when it comes to water retention. Within the mix, fiber mulch and tackifiers are used to hold the mixture and seal in moisture. The water is slowly released to the roots and replenishes until the next time it rains.


Hydroseeding is typically 50-80% less than the price of sod with saving in material costs and installation prices. An average hand-sewn lawn takes about half of a day to install, but hydroseeding can be done within an hour to an hour and a half. While maintaining an even healthier lawn with beautiful results, hydroseeding is the most cost effective choice for your yard.


Hydroseeding is becoming increasingly popular for many different uses. Hillside stabilization, residential lawns, erosion control, wildfire repair, vegetation restoration, roadsides, soil renovations, national parks, city parks, and more. The varieties of seeds in the hydroseeding mix are unique and are different per job site. One main differentiation between hydroseeding and other methods of seeding is the ability to seed large areas economically.

Contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape

Dudley’s Tree and Landscape can provide you with great hydroseeding services north of Boston. Contact us today at 978-373-1510 or fill out our contact form.

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