Fresh Sod: The dos and do nots

Obviously, New Sod, Here are some new Tips For You! Firstly, When it’s time to install new sod, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the best way to ensure your new lawn can flourish. From moisture to aeration, our experts answer your most frequently asked questions about new sod maintenance and weigh in on various techniques that are proven to help your yard stay lush and beautiful for years to come.

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Do: Be Consistent!

Consistent watering is the key to ensuring new sod is able to grow strong roots. Your lawn should always present moisture for at least two weeks after installation! You should continue to water it for an additional two weeks to prevent it from drying out.

Your new sod should root within 10-14 days of application. Take care not to walk or run on new sod, as this can prevent the fragile young roots from developing properly. If you have pets, try to prevent as much contact with the newly installed sod as possible. Firstly, when cutting the lawn it is best to wait. Cutting the grass too close to the root can cause damage.

Do Not: OVER Water

Water the lawn for 45 minutes after installation. this allows the water to penetrate the sod and quicken rooting. Instead, during the first couple of weeks, the watering session should last approximately 15-20 minutes at least two times per day.  

Firstly, watering your lawn in the morning or late evening is ideal if your schedule allows. Rather, Watering your lawn in the afternoon during the warmest part of the day can cause the water to evaporate rather than being absorbed. A lack of moisture can prevent soil from retaining essential nutrients your lawn needs. A timed sprinkler can be a lawn-saver after the laying of new sod.

Do: Let us help

All of us at RH Miller Pest Services take pride in making sure that you have the prevention you need. Servicing cities like Sky Lake, in Central Florida for over 30 years, we have the expertise to get the results you desire! Bugs, Wildlife, or Lawn; we do it all. Find out why we have a 5-STAR rating on Google today! Give us a call at 407-339-7119.

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