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Watering Your Newly Laid Sod

It is not uncommon for our landscaping jobs to include the laying of new sod. And while homeowners love the immediacy of a beautiful green lawn, one of the first concerns they have is, “How do I care for the sod?”

To make it easier for you, we have created a helpful step by approach to ensuring that your newly laid sod not only looks fantastic today, but for the foreseeable future, too!
 

FAQs for Watering for Newly Laid Sod

 
When to Water?

You can determine if water is needed by gently peeling back the corner of a sod piece. Feel the ground underneath. If it is moist or damp then water is unnecessary, but if the ground below is dry then it is time to water the sod.

How Much Water Does Newly Laid Sod Need?

Typically, you want the sod to stay slightly damp, so you may need to water the newly sod as much as twice a day – depending on the current daily temperatures and whether or not you have laid dormant sod. If the weather has been especially dry or hot, you may find yourself watering the sod twice daily for as many as two weeks.

How to Protect the Sod?

Each time you left a corner of sod to check the ground below, be sure it is a different corner! When you start seeing white roots appear it will get more difficult to lift up a corner.

How Often Do I Check the Corners of the Sod?

Daily, as this ensures the sod is kept saturated and that the roots are getting established. You will know the sod is on its way to permanency when you can no longer lift up a corner. At this point, you don’t need to lift a corner to check the sod but do continue watering the sod, while slowing cutting back on the amount of watering. Once the sod is fully established a lawn will only need an inch of water per week.

What About Sod Near Walk/Drive Ways?

This sod requires a bit more attention, so be sure that sod adjacent to these areas gets some extra TLC. This is because paved surfaces generate more heat, often causing the moisture below the sod to dissipate more quickly and cause those pieces of sod to dry out faster than other areas of the yard.

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Use our convenient quick form to contact us online. Or call or text us at: design@outdoormakeover.net
404.587.5656

 
  • “We contacted a number of landscapers before we found Outdoor Makeover. Navid and Omid worked hard on improving our front and backyard. They worked quickly and diligently and now we have a beautiful lawn and outdoor entertainment area. Their customer service was excellent. They called or emailed us a number of times just to make sure everything was right and we were satisfied. Great Job - Great Customer Service - Great People!”

    Patrice & David Alpharetta, GA

  • “Navid and his team have exceptional vision and incredible talent for design.
    Outdoor Makeover delivered a plan that is much better than the competitors from design to build. I ended up with an exceptional result that I totally love and enjoy daily. I am very proud to show off my special area in my yard and everyone loves hanging outside now; Navid asked questions to figure out my lifestyle. Furthermore, Navid discovered what I needed and wanted, of which I was unaware when we started the process.”

    Christy A. Sandy Springs, GA

  • “While we had a general idea of some things we wanted done, Navid was able to envision a work product beyond that which we could have imagined. In addition to being very accessible, Navid was very customer focused and was intent throughout the project of ensuring that our expectations were met. We were amazed at his team’s ability to execute so quickly from “design” to final product. Expectations were more than exceeded, and we would certainly use Navid and Outdoor Makeover on future projects.”

    Larry S. Atlanta, GA

  • “Last June, my wife and I contacted Outdoor Makeover regarding replacing the “weeds” in our front lawn with sod, replacement of all shrubs in the front and back yards and the planting several new trees throughout our property. Once we confirmed the design plan, the Outdoor Makeover crew got started immediately. The job soon took on a life of its own and Navid and his crew were ready and willing to be flexible and get the job done. It is a pleasure to work with a professional that understands the meaning of good communication and customer service. The project came out perfect and we are very happy with our new lawn, shrubs and trees. We look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship with Outdoor Makeover.”

    Amy & Joe Roswell, GA

  • “Navid and the Outdoor Makeover team are top notch. They found solutions within our price range and help us accomplish our most important priorities. Further, even after we paid them in full and needed them to come back to touch up some items, they came back within 1 week. This is UNHEARD of these days! I would highly recommend them to everyone!”

    Ryan E. Marietta, GA

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