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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    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
  2. I feel that I agree with you.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,385

    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.
  4. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    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.
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    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.
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Does zoysia bloom all year around down there?
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    No but it takes FOREVER to root in, especially emerald.

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