You’ve had your sod lawn put in place, it’s looking beautiful, and now the panic starts to set in. How do you look after it? What should you do to ensure that it stays looking as wonderfully as the day it’s freshly laid?
Firstly, don’t panic. It’s actually not too difficult to look after your sod lawn, providing you know how to do it. Here’s a quick guide, outlining how best to nurture your brand new lawn, to make sure it stays green and healthy.
Looking After Your Sod Lawn
1) Know when to fertilize. Firstly, and this is very important, don’t put any kind of fertilizer down on the lawn for at least 2 months. There’s a reason for this. In those early days, your lawn’s roots are so small that they won’t be able to absorb the fertilizer. The result? The nutrients will simply pass through the roots and into the soil itself. Remember that your sod lawn will arrive to you fully fertilized, so it will certainly survive those first 2 months!
2) Water it properly. The first couple of weeks are vital for your sod lawn. For the first fortnight, make sure it’s kept wet by watering it often. You need to water it so much that it feels a little spongy under your feet – which equates to around 3 or 4 watering sessions a day.
3) Don’t tread on it too often. During that first fortnight it’s also important to not walk around too much on it, as repeated footfall can damage the lawn. After the initial two weeks, you’ll be able to increase the amount of time you spend on it, then after a month you should be able to use your lawn as you would normally.
Find Out About Getting a New Lawn Today
If you’d like to find out how to get a beautiful new lawn for your garden, simply speak to the team at Council Growers Sod today by calling 813 633 8665.