7 Great Tips On When To Water New Sod Grass

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After the sod grass is placed on the soil, water it within half an hour. You should water the turf every 2 to 3 cm. 1 inch of water to ensure that the soil underneath the turf is wet. The soil should be between 7-10 cm in height. The soil should be moist to the depth of 3-4 inches below the surface.

Tip #1

Push a screwdriver, or any other sharp tool, into the soil. The tool should be able to push in and retain moisture for the next 7-10 cm. You may need to add more water (3-4 inches).

Tip #2

No matter what sprinkling method you use, make sure water is reaching all areas of your lawn.

Sprinklers can miss corners and edges and they are more likely to dry out quicker than the middle of your lawn. Additionally, the reflected heat from buildings causes areas nearby to dry out faster and may need more water.

Tip #3

Some soils may see runoff, especially if the soil is not sufficiently moist. You can conserve water and ensure proper soak-in by turning off the water supply when runoff starts. After waiting for 30 minutes to an hour, you can reapply the water to the same area.

The soil below the turf should be kept moist for the next two weeks by giving it daily, or more often, watering. Increased watering frequency and amounts are required for hot, dry or windy conditions.

Tip #4

It will become difficult or impossible to pull back a corner as the turf begins to embed its roots in the soil. Watering Tip #1: You can still use a sharp instrument to check the soil’s moisture depth by pushing the tool through the turf.

Tip #5

Get water as early as possible in the morning to maximize the benefits of the normal grass growing cycle. There are usually lower wind speeds, and much less water loss due to high-temperature evaporated.

Tip #6

Reduce the temperature of the turf surface if it is too hot or cold, by lightly spraying (syringeing) the area.

The sprinkling of water does not replace long-lasting, deeper watering. This is especially important during severe weather conditions.

The rest of the growing seasons will see lawns flourish with only one inch of water per week. This can be either from rainfall or applied water.

If the water is properly applied, it will suffice to maintain the health of the grass.

Tip #7

Regular and frequent watering is preferable to frequent and superficial watering, as roots can only grow as deep as the water supply.

Deeply rooted grass will have a greater “soil water bank” to draw moisture from, which will allow it to withstand drought and heat that quickly dry out the top soil layer.

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