Grass Growing Tips

4 months ago

All streets are now paved with the final layer of asphalt!

The Turf Contractor has applied hydroseed to disturbed areas. Hydroseed is a custom blend of seed, mulch and fertilizer. When mature, hydroseed provides a lawn more resistant to weather and pests.

Tips to help grass grow.

  • Water - The contractor will continue to water the seeding for the first 90 days. The mulch bed should be moist but not over watered. Puddles = over watering. Continue to water even after grass looks established.
  • Fertilize - A commercial fertilizer is applied with the hydroseed. Additional fertilizer and herbicides are not recommended during the initial year of seeding as they can have damaging effects on grass sprouts.
  • Mowing - Do not mow new grass until it is 6" high. When grass reaches this height, mow at the highest setting. Cut with this setting for the first few months, even after grass looks established. Do not collect clippings as they help feed the soil while grass develops.
  • Preventing Weeds - Weeds will likely appear with new grass. Properly watered, mowed and fertilized grass will prevent weeds from gaining a stronghold.

The City of Edina and Bituminous Roadways thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the road reconstruction.