Through the use of an oscillating above ground or inground sprinkler is
recommended. It is important to keep new turf
moist for the first 4
weeks. Be sure to water sufficiently (shallow watering keeps the root
system from growing down into the soil.
.As the turf becomes established (usually 3-4 weeks) you can begin to decrease the watering schedule.*
The best time
to water is early morning or in the evening. It is important to water the entire sodded area as edges tend to dry out without
proper watering. Frequent shallow water applications are not good for an established lawn. This causes the root system to grow near
the surface versus driving deep healthy roots. It is much better to water less often but more thoroughly.
* Watering can gradually
be tapered down, but will still be required during hot, dry periods during the first summer.
If you want to take the guesswork out of lawn maintenance we encourage
you to contact Godberson Landscaping for a free estimate.
If you prefer
to maintain your newly sodded lawn you must allow the sod to root well
enough that it can not easily be pulled up
before the first mowing. Check that the ground is firm enough to support the weight of the mower without leaving ruts. You should
cut no more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Improper mowing can cause a lawn to go into shock.
GODBERSON LANDSCAPING: dba/Suffolk Sod Father is licensed and insured / Medford, NY / Phone 631-730-3750
All sod that we install has been fertilized at the time of installation. It is recommended that a second application follow
approximately five to six weeks after installation. We do offer a fertilizing service which is economical and does not require
you to store fertilizers at your home. However, if you are comfortable with this application you should apply a slow release fertilizer
following the manufacturers recommended rate.
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