Recently Laid Sod: Maintenance is Key!

4 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    Builder put Sod down very hot day was brown right away and sent a water truck the next day because we have so much grass and we have been watering every night but majority is still really brown and dried out will it green up or is it dead

    • Cameron Shimoda says:

      Hey Susan,

      If your sod turns brown before establishment, it can be very difficult to revive, if it’s possible at all. If it’s just brown in spots with lots of green, it shouldn’t be a problem as long you stay up on water. It sounds like your lawn was pretty well toast before it was even laid and that is going to cause some serious trouble during establishment. This hot weather can wreak havoc on sod projects… Keep a close eye on your lawn and be sure to inform the builder if you don’t start to see a difference in colour and rooting in about a week.

      All the best,


  2. Hector Uba says:

    Watering is definitely something that you want to get on as soon as your sod has been laid. I would imagine that there are better times during the day to lay your sod so it doesn’t dry out. My brother wants to get sod laid down in his yard; I will be sure to share these maintenance tips with him so he can properly take care of it.

    • Cameron Shimoda says:

      No doubt Hector! Laying sod in the afternoon and evenings when temperatures start to drop can be beneficial especially in this super hot weather. This will give your lawn time to absorb the water you apply. Be careful not to overwater, but make sure that the water penetrates the sod rolls. Definitely let your brother know about our blog post 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

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