When installing new sod, there are a few things to keep in mind. You of course want to see your new lawn is able to flourish!
Newly-laid sod is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to survive. This is particularly true in weather that is hot and dry, as many Ontario summers are becoming.
Continue watering new sod twice per day, in the morning and afternoon. It is ideal to water the sod according to the instructions provided by your sod care company.
In general, sod requires that you water it thoroughly twice a day after it is freshly installed. Within a few weeks, the sod will have started rooting into the soil. When the sod is well-established, irrigation can become a more important step.
To check if your sod needs water, you can lift up a corner of the sod. Inspect the area for dryness. During the first two to three weeks, the bottom of the sod should never be dry.
Having a sod watering service available to support you while your sod gets established is invaluable. Hand watering your new sod cannot provide uniformity in water distribution. You will need to have even and consistent sod watering efforts during this time, which our team can provide. Improper watering is the most common reason new sod does not take root properly.