A few tips on summer watering
Posted: Jul. 12, 2013|
Written by: SODCO
Watering your lawn during this hot summer weather can be difficult.
After installing new sod, you should be watering during the early morning hours and the mid-afternoon hours, for the first week. Watering at night is not advised; It provides optimal conditions for disease.
The amount of water is also important. When watering new sod in very hot weather the sod should be saturated, and/or squishy.
When turf or sod is wilting and under heat stress, it will turn a purple/black color. This is a sign that it is in need of water, quickly!! The color will return to normal shortly after.
After sod has rooted, it is still important to water properly. A lawn should get about an inch of water per week. Typically an every-other-day watering schedule works best. An ideal way to measure the amount of water a lawn gets is with a tuna can; place the cans around the yard to get an average reading.
All you have to remember is that sod is a living plant - it needs water to survive!!
If you have further questions, please call us at the farm: 1-800-341-6900