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Sod Watering and Aftercare

Sod Installation and Aftercare

Sod Watering and Aftercare

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MONITOR YOUR NEW SOD DAILY
CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF THERE ARE
SIGNS OF STRESS OR IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS
(970) 568-7633 or (720) 262-3818
MOST ISSUES CAN BE CORRECTED WHEN ADDRESSED EARLY!

  • IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION – You will want to water for 30 to 60 minutes to soak your new lawn and the underlying soil. Do not wait! The dry soil will “wick” moisture out of the rolls and cause browning.
  • FOR WEEKS 1 & 2 – Water twice per day. Watering amounts can vary based on weather and
    irrigation methods. It is recommended to water a minimum of 20 minutes per cycle and zone. If
    temperatures are going to be warm, increase the watering time. If no irrigation system, water 30
    to 60 minutes per cycle and area.
  • FOR WEEK 3 & 4 – Reduce watering to once per day in the morning. Maintain a minimum of 20
    minutes per day.
  • The best time to water is early in the morning and late in the evening. Avoid watering during the
    heat of the day.

    EVERY irrigation system is different so you MUST adjust your watering based upon your daily
    inspection of your new sod and the soil.
    • The roll should remain moist for the first month
    • Lift up on a roll, if roll and/or ground is dry, increase your watering times
    • Lift up on a roll, if roll and/or ground is “swampy,” decrease your watering times

MOWING – Do not mow for the first three weeks. You want the sod rolls to firmly root before mowing.

  • For the first three mowings, cut at the highest setting on your mower.
  • Lower each subsequent mow – training your grass to be cut shorter.
  • Never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blades with any one cutting.

FERTILIZATION – As with all lawns, a fertilization program will encourage establishing and maintaining
thicker and healthier lawn. It is recommended four times per year.

  • Early Spring (March/April)
  • Late Spring (May/June)
  • Mid-summer (July/Aug)
  • Fall (Sept/Oct).
  • ALWAYS use a season appropriate fertilizer.

As part of creating a healthy lawn it is also suggested to apply routine weed control application to minimize unwanted and competing plants.

We Serve More Than Just Colorado

Our Colorado-based sod farm serves more than just the Colorado front range! Our sod services spread into Wyoming, South Dakota, New Mexico, Texas and surrounding ares. We offer sod delivery as well as pick up. The Korby Landscaping team can assist you with lawn design, sod blend selection, installation and maintenance guides.

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