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You should be able to mow your new sod once it has rooted, which is usually within 7 to 12 days. You can test the sod by gently trying to pull the sod pad up and if it resists, you can cut back on watering and mow it 2 to 3 days later.
When you mow the sod, do set your mower at the highest possible setting. Two days later, you can mow again at a recommended height of 2 to 3 inches. You should never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blades at a single time.
We recommend that you fertilizers your grass every 4 to 6 weeks. While there are many types of fertilizer on the market, we recommend 16-16-16. Nitrogen content over 20 is not necessary can and could possibly burn and kill your new grass.
You can apply iron to your grass at 1/3 the recommended rate every 8 to 12 weeks, or approximately once every 6 months. Be careful not to get the iron on anything except your grass, as it can cause permanent stains.
Iron helps release the nutrients bound in the soil, which keeps your grass looking healthy and green.
Generally, it's best to mow your lawn weekly, but you can mow every other week. You can get a variety of mowing and lawn maintenance services from us. It just makes good sense to let your sod's installers handle the upkeep.
At Armet's Landscape, we believe you should make the most out of your new sod installation. Here are some of our helpful tips to encourage the growth of your sod into a green, lush, healthy yard.
It is very important that your new sod be watered frequently for the first 10 to 12 days. At this stage, the sod's roots will not be able to supply necessary moisture to the blades of grass, allowing cold, wind, and heat to sap the moisture quickly.
It's generally a good idea to water the sod until it is wet, but not soggy. Once the sod is better established, you should water in the morning only to keep the grass constantly moist. Deep watering is highly recommended.