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1 (once)
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3 (three times)
10%
4 (four times)
6%
5 (five times)
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Question: How many times a day should I water my new sod?
Top Answer (42% of 129 votes): 2 (twice).

Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: Depends on the soil, First 2 weeks 3-5 times a day. Make it springy. It is very important. Weeks 2-4, 1-3 times a day. After that you can skip a day.(depends on the weather)
Perfect landsacping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Irrigate newly-laid sod with 0.2 inches of water daily, with short watering once in the morning and once in the afternoon, for about 14 days following installation. More water will be needed during hot and dry weather to make sure roots do not become dry.
Cuttin Up In Acadiana LLC
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: Water your new and often during the day.
J.D Landscapes & Designs Ltd.
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Water daily for the first 30 days regardless of the sod type. Best times to water is between 12am-8am
ABPM, LLC
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Sod should always be watered once a day. If you lay sod in the summer, you'll have to water at least once a day for several weeks.
Land Tech Landscapes
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: If planting sod in the spring no need to water twice a day but I normally tell customers to Water 2 times a day if no rain is in the forecast or if it's too hot
Carders Tree & Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Watering cycle depends on the time of the year the sod is installed
Green Seed Landscaping
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: To encourage rooting, water every 2 to 3 days or just often enough to make sure the soil is moist (not wet) to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Warm-season grasses sodded in late fall or winter may not be well rooted until spring and may need watering until spring rooting begins. In hotter weather (above 80 degrees F), new sod may need watering daily until it is well rooted. After the sod is well rooted, irrigate deeply and infrequently. This will help the grass roots grow deep into the soil and make the grass more drought-tolerant. Begin mowing the sod as soon as it is rooted and is being watered less frequently. Heavy mowers may cause ruts if grass is mowed too soon or the soil is not firmed before planting. For more information on turfgrass selection, establishment and care, visit the Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore (http://agrilife bookstore.org).
Grass Kisser
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: The soil on the back of the sod should be damp to wet. If it is not damp, water at least 30 minutes. Second through fifth day watering
Affordable Lawn and Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: The soil on the back of the sod should be damp to wet. If it is not damp, water at least 30 minutes. Second through fifth day watering – Check your lawn at least one time per day or more than once if it is hot or windy.
JK Michiana Landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: too much water will over moisten. in the beginning, it is in shock. it requires just enough to adjust to its new environment.
RB Home Solutions
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: That's a difficult question to answer. Reason being, it all depends on your location(State.) The type of exposure the sod is faced with, rainfall, and time of year. You want the sod to stay Moist. So if the sod is planted in a shady area, the less likely it is to dry out. Has it rained that day or not? Watering varries on the situation. If dry, hot, and sun exposed.. Twice per day. Shady and rainy, possibly not at all.
Galloway Land Services
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Water in the early morning to prevent evaporation. Also keep the soil wet so in some areas you may need to water more.
Lawn Rescue
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: New sod must be saturated with water so it can have a more solid base and less preferated lines
Night Landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Depending on the whether you should water sod 2 to 3 times daily until it's rooted in. Then it can watered 20 minutes a day
Mlt landscape care
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Irrigate newly-laid sod with 0.2 inches of water daily, with short waterings once in the morning and once in the afternoon, for two weeks following installation.The frequency of irrigation can be reduced if roots are established within 10 to 14 days.
CG3 Landscaping LLC
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: the area where sod will be laid should be watered, but not soaked, thoroughly on the day prior to installation. Irrigate newly-laid sod with 0.2 inches of water daily, with short waterings once in the morning and once in the afternoon, for two weeks following installation. More water will be needed during hot and dry weather to make sure roots do not become dry. Edges of individual sod pieces should come into contact with one another so the perimeters do not dry out. The frequency of irrigation can be reduced if roots are established within 10 to 14 days.
Pasquale Landscaping Professional Service
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: In the morning and late afternoon is the ideal times to water. If it seems dry during the middle of the day it needs to be watered three times a day till it's established.
Princess Lawncare Service
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Longer, infrequent watering encourages roots to grow deeper and to establish a strong root system.
LaGreen Landscape
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Short watering once in the am and than once in afternoon after laying your sod for 2 weeks.
C and M Integrity Services
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: Everyday twice a day for 45 mins. for atleast the first week or 2
Creative Touch Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: You should water your new sod in morning and at night because if you water in with the sun out you could burn sod.
Team S.W Landscape Contracting LLC
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: You want to keep sod damp for the first few weeks so sod and soil do not dry out. You will want to water in the early morning and late evening
JA Miller Landscaping and Lawn care
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Once in the early morning and once in the evening should do it.
ProMatcher.com
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: for 2 weeks, and then every other day for two weeks and then as needed, based on weather conditions.
Sod Sales Direct
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning And Evening
Fox Lawn Care Services
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: For proper amount of water per day to establish lawn
JVs landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: It depends on the temperature and the time of the year. I recommend watering sod at least five times a day when the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
TJ's Seasonal Services, LLC
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning and evening. Don't drown it though!
Natural Expressions Tree and Landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Water you Sod, for two short intervals in the morning and then at dusk will be optimal. Otherwise you want to water it first thing in the morning to keep your lawn moist for the heat of the day.
Green Leaf Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: There is no specific amount of water to put on new sod if you can walk on the sod and your foot print stays this is a good indication of needing water.
Chatham Property Maintenance
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: 1-888-602-9995
allplanters
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: morning and afternoon
MR JOHN LAWN TECHNICIAN
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New sod should be watered one time per day and two times if it is very hot
Sodfather
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Irrigate newly-laid sod with 0.2 inches of water daily, with short waterings once in the morning and once in the afternoon, for two weeks following installation.
Anytime Lawn Care LLC
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Don't drown your new sod.
Sibila's Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: Generally, new sod should remain moist, NOT WET. Usually four times a day would suffice, but other conditions affect this. Is is on a slope? Facing the hot afternoon sun? Shaded? What is the soil type, sandy/clay/etc? Many factors come into play. Ask us how we can help with your project.
Anthem Landscape & Design, LLC
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: New sod should never be allowed to dry out. Water 3x a day for the first 14 days. The runtime length is dependent on the ambient temperature and drainage conditions.
Honzo Landscape Company
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: The key to establishing new sod is to keep it properly watered for the first month. Immediately after installing sod, water thoroughly making it spongy to the step. The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of 4" to 6" and watered 3 to 5 times a day during the first 7 to 14 days depending on the season.
Fidel Romero Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: In the spring the sod should be kept moist but not drenched. water two to three times in the middle of the day depending on the temperature.
MJ Lawnscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: To encourage root growth , new sod should be irrigated daily with short waterings once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Torres Landscape Inc.
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: you need to ensure that new sod has plenty of water. Because the sod is not integrated into the soil below that holds the water, it is imperative to find the right match of giving the roots enough water and encouraging them to seek water in deeper soil
SG Landscape and Outdoors
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Long enough to keep root zone moist but infrequent enough to enourage them to penetrate soil surface.
Outdoor Designs
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: to ensure roots dont dry
Mendoza's Lawn Care
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: in the morning to give the grass nutrients to deal with the sunlight in the evening to give the grass nutrients to rest and grow through the night
G&K Lawn Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: For the first month. While the roots take deep watering is necessary in order to have roots break into the dirt under the sod. If the roots don't then most likely that grass will die
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Early morning is better then late nite due to a fungus may develop over night. Also your lawn need 1 inch of water a week.
Doc's Custom Landscaping
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: New Sod needs constant moisture to stablish strong. it is recommended to water 2 to 3 times per day. This of course varies depending on the weather and temperature.
G&C Property Services Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: One inch a day for the first two weeks.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: the key is not to over water but to keep it watered so the roots get the proper amount of oxygen and h20... crass has to breath just like you and I so drowning it by constant watering is going to cause damage. You also do not want to water it in the hot sun even though you may think it is going to help it actually stresses the crass out more.
CT Lawn & Landscape, INC.
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Soak it good at least once a day unless it rains so it dont dry out
zj's estate maintenance LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: Depending on temperatures, you may have to water more but you must keep the new sod wet which will help establish the roots.
Graf Lawn Care
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Once per day is good
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Once in late morning and another in late afternoon. It's important for the soil to stay consistently moist. Generally, watering at these times is sufficient for the soil to stay moist.
Take It Easy
ProMatcher
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: Watering new sod gives the roots chance to hit soil below faster and also you do not want sod to dry out
American Dream Landscape, LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depending on the time of year your sod is installed..You want to keep the root layer moist but not too wet. The time of season & location will make this vary from once a day ( early morning is best) to several times a day in hot summer months.
Regan Property Management
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The amount of watering really is predicated on the weather, time of year and type of irrigation you will be using.
EarthScapes of Liberty
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Depending on the weather (how hot and dry it is) watering once a day should be ok
Heavenly Gardens Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: A good watering when installed and then once in the morning and once in the after noon do not soak
Ideal Lawns
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Watering the new sod Deeply twice a day allows the sod to keep moist, which is important for the following 2-3 weeks after intallation.
Tamed Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Depending on weather conditions and humidity sod must be kept moist while it re grows it's root system
Benchmark landscaping and excavation
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New sod should be watered once per day but every day for 2-3 weeks.
VentureScapes
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: New sod should be watered ay 3 intervals per day for 10 days 5am - 1pm and 5pm
Bayside Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Water it immediately, then water daily (depending on rainfall), moistening the soil to a depth of 4 inches, until the sod takes root (in 2,3 weeks).
Martinez Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: Your new sod installation will require a heavy watering schedule which we recommend 4 times a day for three minutes per schedule. This must last no less then 21 days until your lawn is well established.
Evergreen Lawn Services
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: water as early in the morning as possible to take advantage of the daily start of the grass's normal growing cycle, usually lower wind speeds and considerably less loss of water because of high temperature evaporation.
GLOBAL ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: It depends upon the time of year. Initially, sod needs to be kept moist until it roots. Then it required up to 2" of irrigation per week.
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Once is always good
D&M Landscape & Design
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: We suggest watering your sod once a day; a good soaking. Water twice a day on days where it is 85 degrees and warmer, and reduce watering on cooler spans. You never want to puddle the water, or over water, as this will lead to fungus breakouts and possible root rot
The North Coast Environmental Group, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: Initial watering should soak sod and soil.Thereafter water 3 times a day during days of year where temperature is 80 or above.
Gemini Lawns & Landscapes LLC.
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Mornings and 6pm to much water will create grubs..
All Pro landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: I recommend watering 1-2 times daily for a few weeks depending on the weather.
Central Sealing & Property Care
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: First thing in morning so fungus won't set in
AIG Lawn and Landscape
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: You need to water more often than mature grass helping the new sod to take root
DLS Ventures
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: It is typically better to water one good soaking every couple of days rather than multiple times during the day.When should I water ? Be a night owl. Night or early in the morning are the most effective times to water, because wind and evaporation are lower. High wind speeds distort sprinkler patterns and produce non-uniform irrigation. How often should I water ? Water a bermudagrass lawn once every three days during the summer. Even during the hottest part of the year, most lawns do not need to be watered every day. By watering only once every three days, you promote deeper root growth and that makes your lawn more water efficient. In the winter, Bermuda-grass lawns go dormant and need no supplemental watering. If you overseed with ryegrass in winter, water every 3 to 7 days after it is established. How long should I water ? How long you should water depends upon two factors: 1. How quickly your sprinklers put water on your lawn. 2. The amount of water your grass needs to stay healthy. Here's a test to determine if water is needed : Try pushing the 6" long shaft of a screwdriver into the ground. If it goes in easily, don't water. Note: Don't water after it has rained.
E&R Lawn Care, LLC
ProMatcher
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