To help you get the best sod results, we have developed a distinctive customer care sheet with detailed guidelines. Here are some of the key points:
- Watering: If you are guilty of under- or over-watering your lawn, our experts can help you develop the right approach. When sod is initially installed, simply maintain moisture by watering every day until the sod comes together. During the warm summer months, this may require up to 2 weeks. Also note that the ideal time to water is between 5 and 10 a.m. A 10-minute watering session during particularly hot afternoons may add necessary moisture. Plan to water your lawn every other day, before shifting to every third day and then longer. Then, schedule a 40-minute watering session.
- Mowing: One important tip for mowing is to avoid cutting more than one third of the grass blade. When you mow with greater frequency, you will end up encouraging root growth and a thicker lawn. Even if it’s only a week after your sod installation, take out the lawn mower whenever needed. To avoid tearing grass blades and making them vulnerable to insects as well as diseases, be sure to keep your mower blades sharp.
- Fertilization: One great advantage of living in our area is that you can get a free soil analysis from the NC Extension Service. These findings will help you identify the nutrient levels of your soils and the pH. Then, you can pick the right fertilizer for your sod. A general guideline is to use a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer with iron, which will improve the green color.
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