Does my lawn need more water?
More is not always the best solution to a healthy garden or lawn. Slope, exposure, soil conditions, wind conditions, seed type, type of sprinkler heads and nozzling are all factors to consider when diagnosing trouble spots or fine tuning your system. Helpful assistance and information on proper watering can be found at the following links:
How much water is too much for trees and plants?
Your Trees and Plants do not need the amount of water that your lawn does. You should run them on seperate timers, and take care to see that there is no standing water surrounding plants and trees. The root ball and its surrounding soil should be moist, not saturated. An occasional saturation is fine, but ONLY occasional. Otherwise the plant material will develop root-rot.
When can i walk on my new sod?
“New Sod” cannot be damaged from walking on it- the issue at hand is you are saturating the roots with water to keep the Sod from going into shock, and to help establish a new root system. Do to higher watering levels, walking on new sod will leave foot prints or ruts in the soil causing the yard to feel “lumpy” when established.
When should i fertilize my new lawn?
SOD: New sod can be fertilized immediately. Apply using a broadcast spreader just before the next watering cycle when the lawn will be driest. Ensure the lawn is not saturated and cast the fertilizer from your hardscape areas as much as possible (to prevent too much foot damage or ruts in the soil. Use only as recommended by the manufacturer.
HYDROSEED: We recommend a good fertilizer approximately 2wks after it is seeded. This will help promote rapid full growth. **Be sure not to fertilize with a “weed and Feed” type fertilizer, as this will prevent the grass seeds that have not yet germinated from doing so.