Sod Maintenance

Control Traffic

  • Stay off new sod that is wet or on a slope
  • It takes two-to-three weeks for sod to be well rooted. Allow the sod time to root before you start allowing traffic on your lawn.
  • Avoid concentrated play, dog traffic or rough use for four weeks.

Fertilize

  • Several small applications throughout the year are better than one large application
  • Two small applications in the fall (one application in September and one in late-November, early December) and one small application in the spring (from late March to early May)
  • Use a complete starter fertilizer in September to help recover from any drought stress from the summer and start root growth to prepare for winter.
  • In late-November early-December use a high nitrogen fertilizer to give you a quicker green-up in the spring.
  • For spring-time fertilization use a complete, high-nitrogen fertilizer.

Control Weeds

  • By maintaining proper fertilization of your sod, a preventative maintenance chemical will not be needed.
  • Consult us for the right product for your needs.

Control Disease

  • Turf-Type Tall Fescue is resistant to most diseases, but can be affected by a disease known as “brown-patch”. It occurs during hot, humid weather when night temperatures stay above 70 degrees. Brown-patch is unsightly but it will not damage the sod.

Repair Damaged Areas

  • Prevent thinning by removing leaves and evergreen needles in the fall
  • Re-sod or over-seed areas damaged by physical means

 



 

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