When to Call
From time to time, our friendly Hawthorne landscaping team will inspect your lawn to check its progress. We also want you to be aware of what to watch for and when to call.
Germination—Under ideal temperature conditions and with proper watering, some germination will occur in seven to 10 days. However, a blend of grasses has been used, and full germination of all grasses in the mix requires up to 28 days. If after 12 days no germination has occurred, and you have been watering or if you had noticed germination, but now seedlings have died, give us a call.
Weeds—We use only the highest quality, purest grass seed available. Weed seeds of persistent varieties are not present to any measurable degree in the grass seed mix. However, weed and crabgrass seeds lie dormant for many years in the soil. When the soil is disturbed, as in the renovation process, weed seeds are brought to the surface and germinate along with the grass seed. We expect this. We cannot and will not attempt to control these weeds until after the young grass has matured. To try to do so before then will only kill the young grass. However, do call if weeds have completely covered the renovated area. This happens occasionally due to the reason above, and it will then be necessary to start over.
Reseeding—You are entitled to reseeding of the renovated area if necessary. However, our experts should be the judge as to when to reseed. If you insist on reseeding before the grasses have germinated and become mature, they will be killed in the reseeding process. Call to check when reseeding is scheduled for your lawn.
Lastly, be patient. Although a lawn can be killed very quickly by disease, insects, crabgrass, etc., the reestablishment of a new lawn is a slow process. Be assured that we are as desirous of success as you are. After all, we want you to be a customer of ours for many years.
Contact our landscape company today for more information on our lawn renovation services.