After you have had your new sod installed, you should keep it thoroughly moist for at least 10 days. We recommend watering your sod in the mornings and evenings for at least an hour each time. By not watering when the sun is at its most intense, you prevent burning your new sod and you also conserve water by minimizing evaporation.
After watering, take the time to check the sod for any dry spots that may have been missed and hand water those areas thoroughly. If you notice any areas of your lawn that are turning brown, then that is an indication that it is not getting enough water.
After the first week, you can reduce watering to once every couple of days, depending on the weather. After 2 weeks you should see new growth. At this time, you can cut watering back to once every week. This should be sufficient to sustain a healthy lawn.
Do not fertilize for at least 6 weeks. Farmboy Landscaping & Maintenance has fertilized the sod at the root level to help the sod establish quickly.
Please do not walk on your new sod for at least 10 days. The sod needs to be left undisturbed while the roots get established. If you must walk on the lawn, take a different route each time and avoid areas that are very wet. This will minimize impressions from the footsteps.
Do not cut your lawn for at least 2 weeks and when you do, set your lawn mower to the highest setting.