Maintenance Factors to Consider
- Fertilizing Your Lawn – Just like any other type of grass, your new sod needs sustenance. Start off with a standard starter fertilizer and follow the instructions on the package; then fertilize your lawn every month and a half throughout the growing season. Make sure the type of fertilizer is for the correct time of year.
- Watering Your Sod – Watering your new sod is crucial during the establishing period. Water your sod generously during the first day, and then a few times a day for the following weeks. If this feels time consuming, don’t worry; you will eventually move to once a day and gradually decrease your watering in due time.
- Mowing Your New Grass – Once your sod has had some time to establish, you can start mowing it. When mowing, make sure that you leave most of the height and only cut about a third off of the top. The frequency of your lawn mowing will depend on how quickly it grows, and how you want your lawn to look.