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New Sod Care InstrutionsYour New Lawn Needs Care To Get Off To A Great Start

Your new lawn has been carefully installed. It is important to give it the care it needs to get off to a great start. Please follow these instructions for best results.


  • Your new lawn requires more water than existing lawn as it is made up of thousands of young grass plants.
  • Water your new sod daily for 15-20 minutes, preferably in the morning hours.
  • This should continue until the sod has rooted and you cannot easily pull it up with your hands.
  • During hot, dry periods it may be necessary to water two times per day. Monitor how dry the sod is getting to determine if additional watering is needed.
  • Use a sprinkler. Do not try to water by hand. 
  • Once the sod has rooted, back off watering to every other day for another 7-10 days.


  • Once the lawn is firmly rooted (around 3 weeks after installation) it is safe to mow the lawn.
  • Be gentle the first few mowing being careful not to tear at the roots when making turns with the lawn mower.

Foot Traffic:

  • It is best to keep foot traffic to a minimum until the new sod is firmly rooted.


  • Once the sod is firmly rooted, continue with regularly scheduled maintenance and fertilizer applications.


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