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Old 07-20-2012, 09:16 PM
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How do you water your sod in?
What is your soil, current temps, type of grass?

We have a ton of sand, sandy loam gets brought in for about 3 inches as a top dress.

I have noticed in 80+ degree temps the landscapers have been over watering the hell out of some sod. Gets to about 50-70 at night lately. We put in Kentucky blue.


I feel sod should be overwatered for the first few days. Soak in the morning, 1/4 cycle in the afternoon. The issue I'm having is the H/O's and landscapers keep this program way to long.. After about maybe a week I would kick it down to 1 soak in the am for 1 more week and then every other day the next week...

What do you all feel about that?


Had a fishing trip today, played well, had a blast..

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:59 PM
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I feel that I agree with you.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:22 AM
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If its a normal system for NE , ( 4,5,6 pgp,s ) 1/2 hr- 45 min a zone twice a day for first 10 days or so, then cut back to normal watering.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:16 PM
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How do you water your sod in?
What is your soil, current temps, type of grass?

We have a ton of sand, sandy loam gets brought in for about 3 inches as a top dress.

I have noticed in 80+ degree temps the landscapers have been over watering the hell out of some sod. Gets to about 50-70 at night lately. We put in Kentucky blue.


I feel sod should be overwatered for the first few days. Soak in the morning, 1/4 cycle in the afternoon. The issue I'm having is the H/O's and landscapers keep this program way to long.. After about maybe a week I would kick it down to 1 soak in the am for 1 more week and then every other day the next week...

What do you all feel about that?


Had a fishing trip today, played well, had a blast..

Love CSR
Just short of a biblical flood 3x a day for 10 days.

Kidding, we have a watering schedule for the first 6 weeks.

Heavy watering for 10 days, then we tapper off quickly.

The rainbird esp smt is pretty sweet in this situation.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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Depends on the grass. Here in deep south. Bermuda will get it 4 times a day for 2 weeks, zoysia 3 times per day for 3-4 weeks. Centipede 3 times a day for 2 weeks. It is a 100 degrees here and 85-90 at night.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:51 PM
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Depends on the grass. zoysia 3 times per day for 3-4 weeks.
Does zoysia bloom all year around down there?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:54 PM
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Does zoysia bloom all year around down there?
No but it takes FOREVER to root in, especially emerald.
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