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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)
5%
Evening (after dusk)
15%
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 118 votes): Morning (dawn to 9 am).

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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Its is best to water your lawn between 12am-8am
ABPM, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering in the morning is the best time to water. It allows a large amount of the water to soak into the ground and what is left burns off. It is also very still in the morning. In the afternoon with high heat a lot of the water evaporates. Watering at night typically keeps the ground wet all night which can lead to fungus.
Walkers Green, Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
Explanation: New sod should be watered twice daily for 2 weeks. Then once daily for a week, then 3 times a week like normal watering schedule. In the beginning day time watering is good then switch to early morning watering when roots have established
Pinnacle Landscape and Maintenance
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: It also needs to be watered in the afternoon if it's a new lawn.
Princess Lawncare Service
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Anytime in early morning
Top Shelf Landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Watering in the evening could result in a serious problem with fungus. If water sits on your grass at night during the warm summer nights it can cause a fungus to grow. However if you water in the early morning, before 10 am the water will have a chance to be absorbed into the soil and evaporate form the top of the grass to avoid the chance of fungus.
Sod Sales Direct
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: Phoenix heat is brutal, its always best to water your lawn before the sun can burn your lawn.
Green Leaf Landscape
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: In the heat of the day your water will evaporate and more chance of disease
STOCKTON FARMS
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Your new sod should always be moist. Depending on where you live and the weather conditions, you many need to water several times per day.
Anthem Landscape & Design, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: you want to avoid late night and early morning. You don't want sod to sit in water, or the roots may rot. If surface water does not drain or evaporate, the top of the sod will get bacterial and fungal infections
SG Landscape and Outdoors
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Night (anytime while it is dark)
Explanation: Morning and night
progreengardeners
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: Watering during the day can burn the grass and dry it out.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm)
Explanation: Watering must be done in the morning and evening as well but the afternoon is an important time to water when the temperatures are high. By watering it keeps grass moist and also cools the grass.
Graf Lawn Care
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: While sun is not out will give did the best chance not getting burnt from sun and usually is wet till early morning
American Dream Landscape, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: Watering in the evening allow the sod to retain the water longer.
Heavenly Gardens Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (two hours before dawn)
Explanation: It is best to water early morning. Watering at night keeps the grass blades damp and wet this would create insect issues
Bayside Landscape
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)
Explanation: Less chance of loosing water to evaporation.
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: The grass in the night...
All Pro landscaping
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Evening (after dusk)
Explanation: With the high temperatures that we experience during the Arizona summer, it is best to water your sod grass lawn in the evening or morning when you get the least amount of evaporation loss. The only exception to this rule is during the establishment of new sod, or when over-seeding with winter grass. During the establishment of new sod grass in Arizona, the high heat will quickly dry out your sod and can cause severe stress that can kill your grass. You must water several times during the day until your lawn is well established. After approximately three weeks, you should be able to reduce your watering to once per day in the evening.
E&R Lawn Care, LLC
ProMatcher
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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