Upon laying your new sod, the most important thing to do is water it.  Watering it and knowing when and how much to water is very important.  We made a chart below with instructions on when to water and when you can walk and mow on it.
   
Sod Type Notes
New Sod Water 45-60 minutes depending on heat outside.   If irrigated, do 45 minutes for pop up and 60 minutes for rotor.
After First Watering water 2 more times same day, each time 15-20 minutes.
Day 2 and following 2 weeks 2 times per day, 15-20 minutes. Recommended times are 8 am and 1 pm.
Watering schedule when hot Water 3 times 80 degress or hotter watering times should be 8 am, 11 am, 2 pm
Important Note Too much overrwatering creates fungus and algae.
After 2 weeks, Mowing Time After 2 weeks, shut off water for 1-2 days.  Let soil dry out then walk on it.  If you don’t sink, you can mow.
First Mow Mow your lawn at its highest setting after testing your new sod by walking and not sinking into it.
Week 3 Water once a day for 15-20 minutes
Week 4 and onward Water every other day or less depending on weather
 

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