Caring for your New Sod
Once the sod is installed, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY WATER THE SOD AND EVERY DAY THEREAFTER FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS!
Day 0-14: It is important to get the water through the sod and into the soil below the sod. You must water the sod to the depth of 3-4″ in the soil underneath the sod. Water each day for at least 20 minutes in each area of the lawn. Watering a second time each day is HIGHLY recommended if the temperature is over 65° and sunny. The sod must be kept wet and never let the grass wilt.
Do not fertilize or mow the lawn yet.
Day 14-21: The sod is established when it is attached to the ground and cannot be pulled up. At Day 14, watering can be backed off to every other day. If the lawn is not rooting, you may not be watering enough. Before watering the lawn, cut the grass as needed. Do not remove more than a third of the grass plant at one time while cutting. In general, keep the lawn at 3’’ to 4’’ during the establishment period.
Do not fertilize the lawn yet.
Day 21 and beyond: You can begin to cut the lawn as needed. The lawn should be fairly well rooted and can take normal wear and tear. At this point, we recommend beginning a 7-step fertilization and weed control program. We are happy to provide pricing for this service if you are interested!
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