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Morning (two hours before dawn)
25%
Morning (dawn to 9 am)
39%
Morning (9-12 noon)
2%
Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
4%
Afternoon (4 pm to dusk)
6%
Evening (after dusk)
14%
Night (anytime while it is dark)
5%
Not sure
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Question: What time of day should I water my new sod?
Top Answer (39% of 121 votes): Morning (dawn to 9 am).

Answer: Afternoon (4 pm to dusk)
Explanation: Sod should be watered often, not just once a day.
Valleys And Peaks Landscaping, LLC
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: When it's hot, once in the early morning and once and one in the evening.
Perfect landsacping
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: morning and late afternoon
Cuttin Up In Acadiana LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: The best time to water sod is between 6 AM and 10 AM. There is less wind, less hot sun and your lawn will have a full day to dry. If you water at night and invite mildew and fungus.
Land Tech Landscapes
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: With less heat, and more condensation, it will help your sod recover from shock, and also retain water to avoid burning up during high temperatures
RB Home Solutions
Answer: Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
Explanation: Noon and 4 is the hottest time of the day but if not in the summertime best time to actually water would be at night or when the sun's not out so much so the root can absorb more of the water
Carders Tree & Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Newly laid sod must be kept moist, but not water logged. This moisture should extend to the soil beneath the sod to encourage the sod to take root. Give newly laid sod one inch of water every other day, in the early morning
Affordable Lawn and Landscaping
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: The best time to water your new sod is early morning, and late evening. This allows the sod to receive the maximum amount of water intake without evaporation.
Premier Lawn Care
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Again, that all depends on the situation. A lot of the irrigation systems we install are set up to run late night/early morning.
Galloway Land Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Early to prevent evaporation. But not at night because the water sits on the grass all night and invites fungus.
Lawn Rescue
Answer: Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
Explanation: Hottest time of day keeps grass from dehydrating
Night Landscaping
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Grass should always be watered in the morning this way has all day to absorb water.
Mlt landscape care
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Because it isn't that hot yet and it won't burn the roots
Goins Landscaping
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering sod early allows the grass to make the most of the natural light and water growth cycle.
LaGreen Landscape
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: You want to water in the am before it is too sunny so you don't shock the grass and potentially kill it. It needs to properly germinate.
C and M Integrity Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: If you do it in the early morning it will allow the sod to absorb water. If you do it later in the day the water acts as a magnifying glass and will burn out sod
JA Miller Landscaping and Lawn care
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: In the morning, prior to dawn is the best. That way the water has a chance to seep into the grass before it evaporates.
ProMatcher.com
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Water your sod early in the morning. The temp isis usually cool and winds are clam in the morning.
T&S Lawn Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: Less water evaporates at night so you on water.
JVs landscaping
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
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: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: I recommend watering sod in the morning, once in the evening, and watering before you go to sleep. 15 minutes of watering (all areas) is enough.
TJ's Seasonal Services, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Watering is most effective if done during early morning hours, 3 or 4 am, when sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation.
Evergreen Sod and Landscape Company
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Watering before dawn prevents the evaporation of water before your sod has the time to use what it needs at that time, but it also promotes the evaporation of unused water when the sun comes up to prevent fungus.
Chatham Property Maintenance
Answer: Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
Explanation: 1-888-602-9995
allplanters
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: The morning is the best time to water because the grass stays cooler and drinks the water up by the end of the day nighttime watering can lead to a fungus because the water is staying put and not evaporating or being used up by grass roots
Sodfather
Answer: Afternoon (4 pm to dusk)
Explanation: Less sun stress
Sibila's Landscaping
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Water before the extreme heat of the day will help your new sod withstand the harsh long daylight days during the summer...
The Sod Man
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: The soil should be fully moist and the moisture evaporated from the grass prior to Miday. Evening watering schedules should be avoided as that practice can lead to fungus and disease problems.
Honzo Landscape Company
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: Water in early evening. This allows the moisture to soak into the ground and be taken up by the roots overnight. The sun cannot evaporate the water
Fidel Romero Landscape
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: For the best results, water .2 inches before dawn and after dusk.
Grassholes Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Finish before 7, you're in heaven. This will allow the turfgrass to adequately dry as to not encourage fungus and disease development.
Outdoor Designs
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: to ensure roots do not dry
Mendoza's Lawn Care
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: You should water before 9 am and after 6 pmBEFORE THE SUN COMES UP. This way most of the water will still soak into the topsoil, and whatever water is left over will be evaporated as soon as sun heats up . This also apply afternoon water . You want to establish a good root system
T & A lawn care Svc
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: The best time is to hit it right before the sun comes up but allow enough time for the earth to absorb the water so none is wasted.
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Good to water in morning before sunrise.
Doc's Custom Landscaping
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Water in the morning about the time that the dew is still on the grass.
DG Lawnscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Morning is the BEST time to water hands down!
CT Lawn & Landscape, INC.
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: So it got moisture for the day
zj's estate maintenance LLC
Answer: Afternoon (4 pm to dusk)
Explanation: I highly recondment these times
Angel's Landscape & Lawncare Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering in the early morning allowing saturation and enough dry time before the hot sun is best.
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
Answer: Morning (9-12 noon)
Explanation: If only one time is to be chosen to water the best time would be Morning between 9-12. This time of day generally allows the water enough time to seep into the soil before being evaporated but warm enough to evaporate excess off the blades of the sod so chances of fungus to develop are minimized.
Take It Easy
Answer: Night (anytime while it is dark)
Explanation: when there is low evaporation rate.
border 2 border landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Cooler temps require less water, but in the early morning water will also not sit on plants too long to cause fungus problems
Regan Property Management
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering overnight can promote fungus and other undesirable results. the best time to irrigate is early AM prior to too much sun and heat but after the overnight cooling.
EarthScapes of Liberty
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Watering at this time you will not have to worry about excessive heat or water evaporation
Kidd Curbing & Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: And once in the after noon
Ideal Lawns
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering in the early morning before the sun comes up, allows your soil to take in more water before it evaporates. It may also be required that you water in the evening as well, since keeping the sod moist is most important.
Tamed Lawn Care
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: universitu of Florida states you can water either before dawn or after dusk. It's less windy at these times usually and sun does not absorb water being put down
Chris stone
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering is most effective if done during early morning hours, when sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation.
Martinez Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Watering early morning will give the water time to soak deep into the ground.
Evergreen Lawn Services
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Apply at least 1 inch of water so that the soil beneath the turf is very wet. Ideally, the soil 3 to 4 inches below the surface should be moist.
GLOBAL ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: We always recommend 530 am when it comes to watering. Watering early is best so that its soaks in and doesn't evaporate. To early can cause fungus
D&M Landscape & Design
Answer: Afternoon (4 pm to dusk)
Explanation: We suggest either watering in the later afternoon or in the early morning as this will let the water absorb the most into the root structure without evaporation.
The North Coast Environmental Group, Inc.
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
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
Green Acres
ProMatcher
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: I recommend once in the morning before the sun is too hot and once at evening when the sun has set.
Central Sealing & Property Care
Answer: Night (anytime while it is dark)
Explanation: Keeping it wet at night is very important and soaking it during the day so it doesn't dry out
United Lawn Services
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Saturating the lawn at this time will prevent mold and fungus issues, and will also prevent quick evaporation by heated turf
DLS Ventures
ProMatcher
Answer: Night (anytime while it is dark)
Explanation: Morning and night
The Royal Family Lawn, Gardening, and More
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: YOu want to water when it is cool. This doesn mean you should water during the day. Just depends
Brothers Lawncare and More
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Any watering during day time will evaporate you will end up wasting water.
Aries Landscape & Construction
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