Our Guide to Caring for New Sod in the Summer
Have you recently installed new sod onto your lawn? If so, you might be wondering how to care for it properly in the Florida heat. The sun’s rays can be brutal, but with the proper care, your new sod can thrive! Here are our top two tips for caring for your new sod in the summer:
Keep Your Sod Hydrated
It is essential to keep your new sod hydrated. In the hot Florida sun, new sod can quickly dry out and die if it doesn’t have enough water. The best time to water is early in the morning when evaporation is less likely.
Make sure to water your new lawn every day during the summer months. The only exception to this is if there has been significant rainfall which is expected during Florida summers. Too much water can be just as harmful as not enough. So, if there has been significant rain, back off the irrigation accordingly. The goal is to keep the soil moist but not soaking wet.
Wait until your new sod has rooted before you start mowing. Once it’s established, you can mow as often as needed to keep the grass at your desired height. Be sure to use a sharp blade and avoid scalping the grass.
Ensure you’re mowing your lawn consistently. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important! Mowing helps to keep your grass healthy by encouraging new growth. Just be sure not to cut your grass too short—you should only remove about one-third of the blade each time you mow.
Choose Bayside Sod Inc. for All Your Sod Related Needs
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your new sod stays healthy and thrives all summer long. At Bayside Sod, we know grass. Our farm has been growing sod since 1987. If you’re in Bradenton, Sarasota, or Lakewood Ranch, what are you waiting for? Come see us at our Bradenton location!
If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is always here to help. We’ll be happy to answer any of your sod-related questions and help you keep your lawn looking its best.