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New sod watering

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by sheshovel, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Here's the schedual most sod companies recommend for new sod after the first water in.

    First two weeks:
    Summer:: water four times a day for fifteen minutes each time (less if runoff occurs). Suggested times: 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm and 3:00 pm.

    Spring/Fall: water twice a day for fifteen minutes (less if runoff occurs).
    Suggested watering times: 7:00 am and 11:00 am.

    Second two weeks:
    Same schedule every other day.

    Third two weeks:
    Same schedule every third day.
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    bump for those who need it.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Kind of pointless giving times when you don't know what sprinklers they will use and their precipitation rates.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Thank you.....That was the first thing I thought and was going to write,...until I scrolled down to the next post. lol :)
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Location would have something to do with it. During this past summer, if our new sod had been watered like that we would lost a lot of sod. Not near enough water.

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