Caring for Your Newly Seeded Parkway

Due to a water main break, sewer main break, snow plow damage, or other problem, the parkway turf in front of your home may be damaged or destroyed. To maintain an attractive appearance to the parkways and the Village as a whole, restoration work will be performed on your parkway to repair damaged turf areas. After the seed and topsoil has been applied, we ask for your assistance in helping it to become established. The following steps need to be taken for the best results:

  • Water the entire seeded area thoroughly until moist to a 4 inch depth.
  • Continue to water for three weeks until grass has reached a 2 inch height.
  • Maintain watering for several weeks until fully established.
  • Avoid any chemical weed control in newly seeded areas until grass has been mowed twice.

Your cooperation is essential to help the seed establish. If you have any questions, please contact the Forestry Division at 847-705-5200.