First of all, I want to thank the pros and the forum owners for having a homeowner help forum. It's greatly appreciated! On to the questions...I'm a bit confused as to what to do with a few issues regarding our new sod lawn. The guys that put it in, I think, were winging it a bit. They took out the old turf and brought in 2-4" of new black dirt (depending on the area) and then laid the sod. I've been watering twice a day for about 2.5 weeks now. Today, I mowed, as the grass was getting long and beginning to seed. I mowed it at the highest setting on the mower. The issues I'm having: The side yard (which has quite a bit of clay underneath the new 4" of dirt) feels like a water bed. you can walk on it and you one foot will sink raising the other, then you can shift your weight back just like a waterbed. Digging down, it's solid sod sitting on tup of wet mud. I assume I need to let this area dry out a bit and cut down on watering? Seecond problem is a 30 degree + hill in our back yard. It's about 5' tall. Part of the sod on this hill hasn't rooted much at all, I can still pull back the sod easily and it's a bit dry underneath. From what I can tell, water is just not soaking in here. I assume I need MORE water here, correct? Other parts of the yard seem OK. So, I'm mainly wondering if my assumptions about the two problem areas are correct or not. The other bigger question is what is the recommended watering cycle for new sod? Google returns a bunch of sometimes contradictory results. It sounds like I should keep the sod wet at all times (frequent watering) but I also read that after two weeks I should be cutting down to watering once a day and eventually cutting it down to only 1 or two deep waterings per week. Any professional advice on that? Thanks!