Watering & Care
Following the initial watering, the new lawn needs a minimum of 1 inch of water every day until the turf has rooted, which normally takes 2 weeks to a month. After 2 weeks, reduce the watering to once per week, or as-needed depending upon weather conditions.
Be sure the new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, and windy periods. Water areas near houses, driveways, or buildings more often since the heat reflected from these structures dries the soil more rapidly.
During the first 2 weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your new lawn. If possible, please keep children & pets off the newly sodded areas. This gives the turfgrass a chance to firmly root down or adhere.
Interested in more information about watering and care for your turfgrass sod? Contact us with your questions. We’re happy to help!
Mowing & Fertilization
Your new lawn may be mowed as needed. But at least until your lawn is fully established (after about a month), it is best to use a push mower set to the highest length setting and the lowest speed.
Mow your lawn when it reaches a height of 2 1/2 inches in the spring and fall and a height of 3 inches in the summer. Generally, you should not remove more than 1/3 of the grass height per mowing. Remember, grass clippings are a good form of recycling which put nitrogen and moisture back into the soil. For best results, keep your mower blades sharp and avoid hard turns. Try to avoid mowing the lawn when it is wet, since this may cause tracking or damage to your new turf.
Good lawn care includes fertilization, weed control, and insect control. Professional lawn care companies can help you maintain your new lawn's natural beauty and vigor. Additionally, a well-tended lawn increases your property value significantly. For more information on fertilization, download the Medina Turfgrass “Fertilization” brochure here.