Lawn Care Tips for New Construction Owners

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Today we're joined by Jordan Kroeger from Logan Valley Sod. This company is responsible for all of the sod for our new construction homes, and we'll discuss how to take care of your brand new lawn.

The first two weeks are the most critical for watering. Be very generous with water in those first couple weeks; water three times a day for twenty minutes in each zone, depending on the weather. That's the key to a lush lawn.

In the summer, you may have to water more due to the hot weather. If the yard shows signs of stress, you need to water it more often.

September is a good time to overseed or repair lawn damage. Jordan also recommends aerating the yard in the fall. If you have bare spots, put down either Bluegrass or Fescue, depending on what your yard is. Fescue has a wider blade, so it's good for overseeding.

After the first two months, put down a starter fertilizer. After that, get your lawn on a regular fertilizer regimen. You can do this yourself, or have a lawn care service take care of fertilizing.

If you have any other questions about your lawn, go to, or call (402) 306-7099. If you have any other real estate questions, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!