After 14 days, new lawn requires 1/2 inches of water per week. Give special attention to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs, more frequently and shorter watering times may be necessary.
Let sod dry out approximately 24 hours before mowing. Mow lawn on the 14th day. It is not recommended to use riding mowers before sod is established. Do not cut grass short. The lawn must be mowed no shorter than 3 inches high on the first cutting. Keep blades sharp. Never remove more than 1/3 off the top growth at any one mowing. Follow the mowing height for your sod blend listed to the left.
Keep pets and feet traffic off the new lawn for the first 14 days. Allow only very light to moderate traffic for an additional 2 weeks.
Maintain an adequate fertilizing program. We recommend a balanced fertilizer to be applied at 4 to 8 week intervals, based on the sod blend.
For more information about maintaining sod and your new lawn, contact the Park Avenue Turf Sod Farm experts. If you live anywhere in and around Sacramento, the Bay Area, or even Santa Cruz county, our sod and lawn experts can come out to you and provide you with professional sod installation and lawn maintenance.