Proper care for sodded lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wildbill_01, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. wildbill_01

    wildbill_01 LawnSite Member
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    I am building a house and having the lawn sodded sometime in January or February. This is in Texas by the way. My question is knowing the time of year, what care tips would you recommend to properly care for the lawn (Ex. fertlizing, cutting, etc.) Thanks for your responses.
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hi. Since you said that you are "having it done" I assume you are using a Licensed and Insured Lawn Care/Landscaping Professional, so they should set you up and be able to answer all care questions that you will have about the new lawn based on the exacts of that lawn and the area in which you live.

    Good luck.
  3. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    If you are having it done...the guy should be able to tell you all you need to know..and then some! Really with sod, once the dirt work is done and the sod is laid. Water, Fertilize, and mow!
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    St. Aug. correct ??

    Best advice I can say is .... water good for 2 weeks n don't cut for 4-6 weeks (shouldn't grow much in Jan -Feb)

    When they "throw" it make sure that they "kick it" well good n don't overlap the seams .... nothing worse than a "bumby" lawn

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