new sod

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ohiogirl, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. ohiogirl

    ohiogirl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    we live in a townhome with a small backyard that to this point has been mulch. We wanted to have grass for our dogs, so we removed the mulch, added lime and new top soil. The sod looked great for the first few days, then we got rain..lots of it and now it seems our sod died. It did get very soggy. We are thinking that perhaps our drainage is not all that great..what to do?
  2. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Can you post some pics of the yard thanks.
  3. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    do not water.leave it alone until it dries,then use gypsum and water sparingly.
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    How much sun does it get?
  5. ohiogirl

    ohiogirl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    The yard gets sun most of the day. I'm trying to get pictures to post, but computer is against me..I'll keep trying. The sod seems to be drying, but it is still 95% brown....
  6. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Also, keep the dogs off of it for a few weeks, to let the roots establish themselves in the soil.

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