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How to Care for Newly Sodded Lawn

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Overview

Newly planted sod requires a few weeks of care so that the grass can establish its roots. A schedule for watering, fertilizing and mowing must be adhered to if your new lawn is going to survive.

Hot Temperature Care Guide

Step 1

Water the grass twice a day with the sprinkler in the first week on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Step 2

Water the sod once a day, Sunday through Thursday, during the second week. Skip Friday and water once on Saturday.

Step 3

Water the new sod once a day on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during the third week. Mow 1 inch off the grass on Tuesday when the grass blades are about 4 inches high.

Step 4

Water the sod the fourth week on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Mow 1 inch off the grass on Friday when the blades are 4 inches high.

Step 5

Fertilize the sod with a granular lawn fertilizer 60 days after the sod has been planted.

Cooler Temperature Care Guide

Step 1

Water the grass twice a day with a sprinkler on Sunday and Monday during the first week. Water once a day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Step 2

Water the sod once a day Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the second week.

Step 3

Water once a day on Monday and Thursday during the third week. Mow 1 inch off the grass on Tuesday when the grass blades are about 4 inches high.

Step 4

Water the sod the fourth week on Sunday and Thursday.

Step 5

Fertilize the sod with a granular lawn fertilizer in May of the following year.

Things You'll Need

  • Fertilizer
  • Sprinkler head
  • Lawn mower

References

  • New Sod Care
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