UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County


Lawn care, new lawn establishment

You will need to take special care of your new lawn until it is established. Establishment time varies depending upon planting method.
•Sod — 2 to 3 weeks
•Sprigs, stolons, plugs — 3 to 6 weeks
•Seeded lawns — up to 2 months
Grass seeds can take a week or more to germinate.

Establish grasses during the period of most active growth: late spring or early summer for warm-season grasses and fall or spring for cool-season grasses.

Read more about lawn care for new lawns


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