Although it’s thrilling to see your new lawn after you have sod installed in your yard, the hard work is only beginning. The sod must take root now and continue to grow in order to ensure a healthy lawn.
How to Care For Newly Installed Sod
It is crucial to water your lawn during the initial phase. It is important to water the lawn regularly during the initial phase. If the lawn is not watered at night or in the morning, it will be more vulnerable to fungal diseases.
For the first ten days, water the roots for 15 to 20 minutes every day. For the next two weeks, water the roots every other day for at least 30 minutes to encourage root growth. Reduce the amount of watering after the sod has been laid.
Ask your supplier for recommendations on fertilizer, then purchase a rotary spreader to use it.
After the lawn has been installed, fertilize it six to eight weeks later. Feeding the seedlings too quickly can cause them to become overloaded with nutrients, causing an imbalance.
Your lawn should not be mowed until it is at least a few inches long. It should take approximately a month from when the lawn was first installed.
Avoid walking on the lawn and putting any weight on it if possible. You may need to move sprinklers. Keep pets and children off the lawn for the first month.