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How many times a day should I water my new sod?

1 (once)
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4 (four times)
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5 (five times)
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Question: How many times a day should I water my new sod?
Top Answer (42% of 126 votes): 2 (twice).

Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: Water your new and often during the day.
J.D Landscapes & Designs Ltd.
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: For 2-3 hrs at sundown for 30 days for new sod
cayeringservices lawn & landscapes
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New Sod should be watered once per day the first few months. The turf typically need 1" per week of water.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Watering cycle depends on the time of the year the sod is installed
Green Seed 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
Affordable Lawn and Landscaping
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: Depending on the time of year and weather conditions this can be anywhere from 2-4 times daily for the first 2 weeks.
Premier Lawn Care
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: Twice a day is good for the shaded areas but in the sun, 3 times is better.
Pinnacle Landscape and Maintenance
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: In the evening or early morning
Haley Enterprises
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: In the morning time so it isn't too hot and it doesn't burn the roots and in the evening time
Goins Landscaping
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Longer, infrequent watering encourages roots to grow deeper and to establish a strong root system.
LaGreen Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: Everyday twice a day for 45 mins. for atleast the first week or 2
Creative Touch Landscaping
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: 1 a day is good but allow enough water to soak into the soil below the sod.
Top Shelf Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Once in the early morning and once in the evening should do it.
ProMatcher.com
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: After sod is put in place, Water the sod every other day
T&S Lawn Service
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: For proper amount of water per day to establish lawn
JVs landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: he watering process should be repeated three times a day during the hottest months of the year, 80°plus, at approximately 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM (early, mid- morning and early afternoon), every day. A fourth watering may be added if necessary. DON’T LET THE LAWN DRY OUT!!! Remember the key is to KEEP IT MOIST, NOT SOAKED. Too much water causes algae and fungus.
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Watering is most effective if done during early morning hours, 3 or 4 am, when sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation. After your lawn becomes established it requires approximately 1 ½ inches of water per week, ½ inch every other day, during the heat of the summer. Spring and fall may only require once or twice a week watering depending on weather conditions. Cut water back during the winter, sometimes your lawn will only require watering once or twice a month, depending on weather conditions. The soil should be soaked through when watered. Water should penetrate at least 6 inches into the soil to insure deep rooting. If your lawn needs water it will turn from bright green to blue or gray-green.
Evergreen Sod and Landscape Company
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: morning and afternoon
MR JOHN LAWN TECHNICIAN
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Need 1 inch of wwater twice a week for approx 2 weeks. Till roots develop in new ground
STOCKTON FARMS
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New sod should be watered one time per day and two times if it is very hot
Sodfather
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Don't drown your new sod.
Sibila's Landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to water newly installed sod...
The Sod Man
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: To encourage root growth, the area where sod will be laid should be thoroughly watered the day before installation. Once laid, it should be watered .2 inches in the morning and the evening.
Grassholes Lawn Care
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning and evening
Aguiar's Landscaping
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Long enough to keep root zone moist but infrequent enough to enourage them to penetrate soil surface.
Outdoor Designs
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Installing sod requires sod to be kept moist during the process and to maintain your new lawn requires (day0-10) to be watered at least 15-20 twice daily for climate 65f and above so sod is kept moist. Do not cut or fertilize during initial phase Phase 2 (Day 10-21) requires 30 min every other day to ensure growth. Depend on growth of lawn you may only clip the grass no more than 1/3 Do not fertilize during this phase. Phase 3 (Day 21-beyond ) requires no more than twice a week unless you live in a very dry climate. You may begging mowing We recommend 3 inch cut and you can fertilize after 6 weeks . Weekly maintenance is recommended
T & A lawn care Svc
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New sod need to be kept moist. But do not drown it. The best time to water is early in the morning. Which will also result in the least amount of evaporation.
DG Lawnscaping
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: One inch a day for the first two weeks.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: first watering of the sday should be early morning before sunrise and late evening as its tgetting dark,
Angel's Landscape & Lawncare Services
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: depending on what you are allowed to water by local / county rules. The sod should get about an inch a week.
border 2 border landscapes
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: As soon as you lay your sod you will want to water it 3 - 4 times for a couple of days. After that twice a day should be sufficient.
Kidd Curbing & Landscaping
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: If you water properly. Once a day is adequate.
Chris stone
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: New sod should be watered ay 3 intervals per day for 10 days 5am - 1pm and 5pm
Bayside Landscape
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: You should water your new sod 1 time very early in the morning. It is best to water everything deeply and infrequently once established.
Dawson Landscape Group LLC.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: New sod should be watered 2 times a day if it really hot 95 to 105 you may need to water 3 times per day
South Texas Landscape
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
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Water is essential to all life...too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true of the grass in our lawns. Water makes up 70% to 80% of the weight of our lawn grasses and the clippings alone are nearly 90% water. While most people are concerned about not watering their lawns enough, the fact is that more lawns are damaged or destroyed by over-waterin
Green Acres
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: I recommend watering 1-2 times daily for a few weeks depending on the weather.
Central Sealing & Property Care
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: I recommend keeping the turf damp as much as possible
United Lawn Services
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: First thing in morning so fungus won't set in
AIG Lawn and Landscape
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: The roots of fresh sod need more than enough water. Most will tell you twice a day morning/night, however if you spread the joy, the more joy will be returned.
The Royal Family Lawn, Gardening, and More
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: You can water your lawn once if is established or 2 times a day ig=f is new for the first 6 weeks.
Green O Landscape Maintenance, LLC
ProMatcher
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