Dependable Hydroseeded Lawn Maintenance Advice in Thurston, Pierce, Lewis & South King Counties Since 2003

Hydroseeded Lawn Maintenance in Thurston & Pierce Counties Since 2003Beautiful and healthy lawns require regular maintenance to stay that way, and the pros at Nichols Hydroseeding have been providing expert advice on hydroseeded lawn maintenance for almost 20 years. To guarantee optimal results from our service, please follow the guidelines below.


Approximately 14 days after planting. The entire germination process should take 30 days to complete. Early spring or late fall planting may take longer.  Germination time will also be directly affected by soil temperature, air temperature, and moisture.


No traffic, including animals, until after the 3rd mowing. Do not drag garden hose across
mulch blanket during sprinkler repositioning. If you must walk on it make sure to not disrupt the mulch blanket.


If no Rain, Water daily until full germination. Water enough to keep the soil moist at all
times. Increased frequency and durations during hot and windy weather will be needed. It’s best
to water during early morning hours. Make sure there is no pooling or running of water. If water starts to pool or run then the duration is too long. You may have to alter to more frequency and shorter duration.


Once the grass is 3″ tall it’s time to mow. Make sure the blade is sharp and the deck is
clean. Do not cut off more than a 1/3 of the grass blade each mowing. Continue to mow as
needed to a height of 2 to 2.5 inches. The removal of all clippings is recommended.


It is critical to fertilize your lawn after your 1st mowing. Apply every 6-8 weeks during the
growing season of February to November. Use a seasonal appropriate fertilizer and apply per
manufacturer recommendations.

Weed Control

Our seed is Certified “Weed Free”, but dirt is not. If weeds appear, do not apply
weed control products for 3 months or 3 mowings, whichever comes first after germination. At
that time weeds may be spot sprayed with a weed control herbicide safe for lawns. Hand pulling
weeds while they’re juvenile is recommended during this time period.

Hydroseeded Lawn Maintenance in Thurston & Pierce Counties Since 2003

Tips For Guaranteed Results

  • Hydroseed for residential turf grass is guaranteed between April 1 and October 15.
  • Comply with the “Maintaining Your Hydroseeded Lawn” instructions above.
  • Notify Nichols Hydroseeding within the first 30 days of seeding with any potential issues and problems with seed germination.
  • Ensure irrigation system properly waters all seeded areas evenly and accurately.
  • Hydroseed is a live product and must have sufficient water within 24 hrs. of application. Hydroseed is perishable and will die if it is not properly watered.

Hydroseeded Lawn Maintenance Advice

Hydroseeding lawn maintenance isn’t difficult, and the pros at Nichols Hydroseeding provide all the advice and coaching needed after hydroseeding. Click here for more information about maintaining your hydroseeded lawn and our disclaimer. We’re here for you long after our initial service is rendered!

Expert Residential & Commercial Hydroseeded Lawn Maintenance in Olympia, Yelm, Puyallup & the Greater South Puget Sound Area Since 2003

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