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1 (once)
34%
2 (twice)
42%
3 (three times)
11%
4 (four times)
6%
5 (five times)
2%
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Question: How many times a day should I water my new sod?
Top Answer (42% of 137 votes): 2 (twice).

Answer: 3 (three times)
Explanation: 2 to 3 times per day when hot and sunny. Once the sod takes root you can lessen the waterering to once per day.
S&M Landscaping
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Twice to prevent a run off
Sunshine Landscape & Irrigation inc.
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: In spring water once a day for a longer watering cycle.
Mayer Landscape
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: For 2-3 hrs at sundown for 30 days for new sod
cayeringservices lawn & landscapes
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: In the evening or early morning
Haley Enterprises
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: 1 a day is good but allow enough water to soak into the soil below the sod.
Top Shelf Landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: After sod is put in place, Water the sod every other day
T&S Lawn Service
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 5 (five times)
Explanation: 1-888-602-9995
allplanters
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
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.
Anytime Lawn Care LLC
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2 (twice)
Explanation: Morning and evening
Aguiar's Landscaping
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1 (once)
Explanation: If you water properly. Once a day is adequate.
Chris stone
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 4 (four times)
Explanation: I recommend keeping the turf damp as much as possible
United Lawn Services
ProMatcher
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