NEW SOD!! DOWN what next , kind of fert? if any

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clyde, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of fertilizer? and how much water.. how often.


    thanks guys

    here comes the hurricane season ... watching the weather channel
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Enough water to keep wet, but not puddled.(Make sure to get the edges.) Dont fert yet as the sod has been well tended to in the past.
     
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    fert the dirt first, water at least twice a day for 2 weeks
     
  4. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
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    I prefer to apply some Milorganite to the scarified earth before sodding and once the sod has shown two inch roots growing through, apply a starter fertilizer in a light app, or a good dose of Milorganite again.
     
  5. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some starter fertilizer to the topsoil, then hit the sod again a few weeks from now with starter fert.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Nevermind the starter fertilizer. It isn't exactly what he needs. What it needs is high POTASSIUM for root establishment and growth. Also, stay away from the high nitrogen. The energy needs to be focused on other aspects of the growth.
     

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