How Much Should I Water New Grass Seeds?

A Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur, Brendan Wetzel is the owner and president of Yardley Landscaping and Paving Company in Bucks County. Brendan Wetzel’s company provides residential and commercial clients with services such as lawn aeration and seeding.

Watering new grass seed may be more complicated than it seems. Too much water can negatively impact the growth of grass, while too little of it can cause the sprouts to die.

All new grass seeds require consistent moisture until they start to germinate. Keeping the soil moist will prevent the seeds from drying out and dying.

However, a moist lawn is not considered the same as a soggy one that has been watered too much, which can keep grass seeds from growing to their full potential.

Usually, new grass seeds should be watered twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes. In dry conditions, homeowners may find that this amount of water is not sufficient. Conversely, areas that get a lot of rain may not require this much water.

When homeowners begin to see new grass, it means that the seeds are growing roots into the soil. When all of the seeds have germinated, homeowners can return to their regular watering schedule. Depending on the environment, this may take 30 days or more.