The right maintenance is critical to get your lawn off to a great start and keep it looking its best.


The first two to three weeks after we have laid or hydroseeded your new lawn are very important. You will need to keep it well watered. Frequent light sprinklings are best, but if this is not possible then two good waterings early morning and evening are a necessity – in extreme conditions your new lawn will need at least three waterings a day.

If not enough water is applied to your new roll out lawn the grass will shrink and you will end up with gaps between the rolls. In extreme heat your grass will also become stressed and may burn.

If your lawn has been hydroseeded you don’t want to let the mulch get too dry. If this happens, the sun could burn the seed. This will cause poor germination which will result in a patchy lawn.


We add starter fertiliser to our hydroseeder and roll out lawn to give your new lawn a healthy start. This keeps your lawn a nice dark green for the initial growing period. Once the lawn starts to discolour, it is time for you to start feeding it. For best results you should fertilise every two to three months, using a top quality fertiliser.

Once your new lawn reaches a height of around 60mm (2 ½”) it is time for its first mow. If the ground is too wet from initial watering and feels soft underfoot, stop watering for a couple of days until the ground dries enough to prevent any sinkage. Once you have mown your lawn you can start watering again if needed.
Your lawn should be mown weekly for the first few cuts. This strengthens the grass blades and encourages healthy root growth.
Cutting your lawn too short will damage the grass – on the other hand, keeping it too long can encourage disease. A good height is somewhere around 40mm – no shorter.
No matter what you do, weeds will appear in your lawn at some stage. They can come from wind, birds dropping seeds or from the topsoil. You can control most weeds simply by applying a broadleaf killer such as Turffix or Banvine. More stubborn weeds can be dug out, or you can hire a professional contractor to do the job for you.