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Watering Your New Lawn

Monday, October 11, 2010

1. Soak the sod immediately after installation, then program irrigation timer to water lawn area 3 to 6 times a day for 2 to 5 minutes each time for the first two weeks during Spring, Summer, and Fall. AVOID STANDING WATER!

2. After two weeks, soak the sod twice a day during Summer and once a day during Spring and Fall.

3. At the fourth week, soak the sod once a day during Summer and as needed during Spring and Fall.


1. For Winter installations, water once every day for the first two weeks.

2. After two weeks, water the sod every other day. By the fourth week, water as needed.


Soak the stolons in water for 2 hours before planting. Remove the amount of stolons needed to plant a small area. Water planted stolons immediately. During hot weather, stolons can dry out and die in less than 15 minutes after being removed from water. Stolons require a small amount of water 8 to 10 times a day for the first 4 weeks. AVOID STANDING WATER AND RUN-OFF! After 4 weeks, water stolons 5 to 6 times a day until the lawn is established.


For the first 3 weeks, water lawn area 3 to 6 times a day for 2 to 5 minutes each time. After three weeks, soak lawn area once a day until the new lawn is established.