WATERING SODDED LAWN TIPS
Depending on the weather, water your newly sodded lawn for up to two weeks.
After the sod has been established, we suggest watering your sod deeply and infrequently to encourage root growth and healthy turf.
DEEP: make sure that you are distributing at least 1 inch of water over the entire yard. To accurately measure the amount of water being applied, place a water gauge within your sprinkler coverage area and water until the gauge reads 1 inch of water. We recommend monitoring several areas of your lawn to ensure that all of the turf is being watered evenly.
INFREQUENT: wait until the turf is almost dry before watering again.
The frequency of your watering will depend on temperature, wind and rain. Warmer weather will require more water than cooler weather, as turf dries more rapidly in high temperatures. Windy conditions also make turf dry out faster. Rain can supplement your watering, but make sure that the rain has added at least 1 inch of water to your gauge. If it hasn’t, additional watering is needed.
When watering your lawn, check the ground moisture daily. To do this, we suggest digging up a small sample of dirt, around the size of a teaspoon, and press between your fingers. If the dirt breaks into pieces or turns into powder, your lawn needs water. If the dirt holds together, there is still enough moisture in the soil.
The time of watering is not as important as the water itself. If possible, water your lawn before sunrise rather than before sunset. If this is not accommodating to your schedule, then water at your convenience. It is better to water at the wrong time than to not water at all.
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