Watering a New Lawn


Watering within the first 1/2 hour of turf grass installation is the most important.

Give your new lawn at least 2 to 3 cm (1 in) of water within 1/2 hour of installation. Water sod daily or more often, keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted (about 2 weeks). Then less frequent and deeper watering should begin.


Weather conditions will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Be certain that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, or windy periods. Water areas near building more often where reflected heat dries the turf.



During the first three weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your new lawn. This gives the roots an opportunity to firmly knit with the soil, and insures that the turf will remain smooth.


If you have any questions be sure to ask our staff how to water sod best for your new lawn.