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

1 (once)
33%
2 (twice)
42%
3 (three times)
11%
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 133 votes): 2 (twice).

Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: In spring water once a day for a longer watering cycle.
Mayer Landscape
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning And Evening
Fox Lawn Care Services
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning and evening. Don't drown it though!
Natural Expressions Tree and Landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: 1-888-602-9995
allplanters
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: to ensure roots dont dry
Mendoza's Lawn Care
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Once per day is good
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: New sod should be watered once per day but every day for 2-3 weeks.
VentureScapes
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: Once is always good
D&M Landscape & Design
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Mornings and 6pm to much water will create grubs..
All Pro landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: You need to water more often than mature grass helping the new sod to take root
DLS Ventures
ProMatcher
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