3 Outstanding Tips to Care for Your New Sod

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It’s exciting to see a beautiful new lawn when you have sod installed, but the work is just beginning.

To make sure you have a healthy lawn for the future, the sod must now take root and grow well.

How to Care for Newly Installed Sod


It is important to water the lawn regularly during the initial phase. This should be done either in the morning or in the middle of the night. The new lawn is more susceptible to fungal diseases if it is watered in the evening or at night.

Water the roots for at least 15 to 20 minutes each day for the first ten working days. To encourage root growth, water the plants every other day for 30 mins for the next two weeks. After the sod is laid, reduce the frequency of watering to once per week.


Ask your supplier of sod farms for recommendations on fertilizer and then get a rotary spreader to apply it.

Fertilize the lawn six to eight weeks after it has been installed. If you feed the seedlings too soon, they could become overwhelmed with nutrients and create an imbalance.


You shouldn’t mow your lawn until it is a few inches in length. This should take about a month from the time that the lawn was installed.

If possible, avoid walking on the lawn or putting weight on it. If you have to move sprinklers, don’t walk on the lawn. During the first month, keep pets and children away from the lawn.

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