Sod Care Guide: 4 Tips on How to Properly Care For Your New Sod

If you’re reading this article, the chances are that you already have your new sod installed. Of course, this doesn’t mean that installing fresh grass on your lawn is done. For the next few weeks, what you do to the new sod will determine how your lawn will look, and as such, you need to know exactly what to do to ensure your lawn looks at its best!

That being said, here are some tips on how to properly care for your new lawn:

1. Mow Your New Sod Often

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to new sod is not mowing regularly. Remember that the new sod will not be the same height as your old lawn. You will want to mow your lawn a little shorter than you used to. You’ll want to make sure that the lawn’s top 1 to 2 inches are cut off.

Doing this will ensure that you do not stress your new lawn. Additionally, it will ensure that the lawnmower does not damage the new sod.

2. Water Regularly

You’ll also want to water the new sod as often as possible. You’ll want to water your lawn so that the ground stays moist. You must water the lawn every few days with a watering can or hose. That being said, don’t water your lawn too often. Doing so can hurt your lawn, so only go about it twice a day. Now, that might sound a lot, but for your sod to survive and grow well, that’s what you’ll have to do for a while.

3. Fertilize as Needed

As far as fertilizing your lawn goes, you’ll want to do so as needed. You’ll want to fertilize your lawn using a slow-release fertilizer with high nitrogen. Also, you’ll want to spray the fertilizer on the new sod, but don’t fertilize the lawn too often. Only fertilize the lawn a couple of times once the lawn is established.

4. Be Patient

When it comes to new sod care, you’ll also want to be patient. Your lawn will take some time to establish itself and look like a typical yard. You’ll want to be patient and wait a while you fertilize, water, and mow the lawn. Over time, your sod will establish its roots in your yard, giving your home the look it deserves.


Now that you know how to care for new sod, you will be able to develop a lawn that looks great. You’ll be able to get the lawn you want without spending vast amounts of money. Hopefully, this article has helped you understand what you need to do to care for your new lawn properly. Of course, if you have any questions or need help mowing your lawn, hopefully, you will be able to talk to a professional and get some answers.

Clear Cut Group offers landscape maintenance services for residential and commercial clients at affordable, fair prices. So if you are looking for sodding services and more, reach out to us today!


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