lawn after pool construction


Nov 2, 2018
Franklin, MA
How long does it take for your yard to establish after pool construction? Our pool was built in 2019 and had a hydroseed placed in late May 2020. I put seed down again in the fall because seed in the spring did not take well. I hoped it would fill in a little last Fall but its still look bare this spring.
Do I try seeding again now or put crab grass preventer down and then try to seed again in the fall? I live in southeastern MA.


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May 22, 2013
Apply crabgrass control now. Seed in September with Tall Fescue. Apply granular lime, anytime. Apply a winterizer in October. Use the thing that attaches on the end of your hose that: "kills the weeds, NOT the grass" when you have weeds. Good Luck.
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Nov 30, 2019
Pawleys Island, SC
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
What kind of grass are you trying to grow? How much sun do you get? Have you considered sod? How much and often are you watering? Have you had a soil analysis done? Suggest you pose your questions on a site like The Lawn Forum. Lots of folks there who know grass (pools, not so much). I’m sure you’ll get better and more specific answers to your questions there.
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