We got new sod laid on Tuesday and I watered in that night for 45 minutes per area which was about an inch. I then watered it again last night for the same amount of time. I am able to feel that the soil below is moist still. Please look at the pictures and let me know what you think. We can only water Tuesday, Thursday, and Sundays due to the massive drought we are undergoing. Am I just paranoid and this is what the grass will do until it sets and roots in. A little bit about myself before you answer and that is that I am always paranoid about most things and think the worst. I know how to water grass because my fescue I planted this year in the back yard is coming up fine. So I would hope that I could grow seed which is much harder than sod in most peoples opinions. When you touch new sod does it feel kind of strawy on top before it starts taking off also?