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Landscaping, Irrigation, and More

R & R Sprinkler & Lanscape, Inc. of Cape Coral, Florida Blog

How Often Should I Water My New Sod?

Posted by Landscaping, Irrigation and More On June 29, 2012

Installing new sod is a pretty substantial financial investment in your property. To ensure it roots correctly and lasts a long time we recommend you water it twice a day for the first 3 weeks. The length of time you will water will vary by the type of irrigation system and/or irrigation heads you are using. If you need help setting your timer with the right watering schedules and times please contact us.

Try to water in the hours with less sunlight, like early morning or late evening. More water will make it to the new sod by doing this. Watering during the day causes a lot of the water to evaporate before it has a chance to be effective. Be sure to keep your sod permit handy in case your city or county officials try to enforce current watering restrictions. You are usually allowed unlimited watering for the first 30 days after a new sod installment.

The best way to ensure your new sod is getting the right amount of water is to have an automatic irrigation system in place that has a programmable timer. We install new irrigation systems for both residential and commercial properties. We also service all models of existing sprinkler system.

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