After your lawn has been installed, it is important to water it for at least 10 to 12 days. The soil should be capable of absorbing water up to 4 inches. To reach the ground, a long screwdriver suffices.
After the sod has been laid, water all areas. Water all areas after sod has been laid to ensure that soil remains moist and water penetrates at least 4 to 6 inches.
This should be continued for 10-12 days until roots develop. Your new lawn may be severely damaged if the sod layer isn’t dry enough before roots develop. Your sod should be watered if you see any signs of dryness such as blue-gray grass blades or foot prints.
After roots are attached to the soil, water them every 2 to 4 day. Based on the soil type, root depth, and topography you can adjust the frequency and amount of watering. It is recommended to water soil less frequently, but at a depth of between 4 and 6 inches.
A decrease in water usage can affect root growth. Root growth could become shallower. Make sure to check with the manufacturer or sprinkler installer to make sure water is applied correctly.
Winter watering should be done approximately every 3-4 weeks depending on the weather. This is especially important if you sod in fall.