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Your new lawn relies on sprinkling for water until the roots are firmly knitted in the soil. For the first 2 - 4 weeks, keep the sod moist at all times. The top 6" of soil should be penetrated. Once the sod is firmly knit into the soil, you can revert to a regular watering schedule. How often your lawn needs to be watered can only be determined by your specific lawn. Make sure the water is getting to all you new sod, do not forget the corners and edges. Areas by buildings may also require extra water, as buildings reflect heat and these areas of your new lawn will dry quicker then others. We also recommend watering your new lawn in the morning when winds are generally low and the temperature is also lower, causing less water loss due to evaporation.
Use care when first mowing your new lawn until it is firmly knitted into the soil. The basic rule is to never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade. The ideal height is 3 inches. This height helps grass win out over weeds and be more resistant to drought and pests. Consistent mowing with a sharp blade also protects your lawn. Mulching the clippings is best; they will break down quickly, enriching the soil, but not causing thatch.
Your new lawn would benefit from a starter fertilizer. The starter fertilizer can be raked into the soil before you lay the sod or spread on top of the sod after it has been put down. We recommend fertilizing 4 to 5 times a year, using the holidays as a guide 1st on Easter, 2nd on Memorial Day, 3rd on the 4th of July, 4th on Labor Day and the 5th time on Halloween.
Ludema & Boyink Sod Farm
6312 Clarksville Road
Clarksville, MI 48815
Factors that can affect the price include whether you pick up or we deliver, the distance delivered, and the square footage of sod purchased. For an up-to-date price quote, please contact us.
Deliveries are made Monday - Friday and on Saturdays by special appointment.