If you are familiar with the basics of lawn care, it can be much easier to maintain a freshly sodded lawn.
A new lawn can be expensive. It is important to take good care of your new lawn in its early stages. Proper nutrition and delicate care are essential for new sod. These six tips will make buying new sod easy for both you and your wallet.
For 14 days, keep your sod mowed. Reduce the amount of water you give to the soil to firm it up. Your wait time for your first mower is longer if you have sod laid in winter. Never trim more that 1/3 of your grass blade.
The root systems must be established before you can control weeds in new sod. This will depend on when the sod was planted.
You should not miss the pre-emergent stage. If you skip this phase, you can expect lots more weeds to appear in the first season. Be patient when it comes to controlling weeds during the first season. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, it is possible to overcome them. You should have a regular mowing and watering schedule, as well as a full cycle of pre-emergents. You will get the best results by doing this.
It is important to water your seed. Water is essential for your seed to thrive. It must be kept hydrated. Your watering schedule might change as the sod grows. It’s a smart decision to install irrigation for morning watering.
Fertilization should be done immediately after watering. New sod is delicate and must be given all nutrients. Use starter fertilizers rich in potassium, phosphorous.
The first time you stop using new turf is the best. Traffic on the lawn should be limited due to the root system.
Your sod can root in a different year than the one it was originally planted. New sod can usually be installed in four weeks during peak growth season. If your winter lawn is already in place, it may take longer. Gently tugging the grass can help you determine if it isn’t rooted. Rooted grass won’t pull up.