Druffel Design and Landscape

  1. SPRING – Fall under 80 degrees F (cloudy): Water 1 – 2 times a day making sure not to miss any areas.
  2. SPRING – Fall under 80 degrees F (full sun): Water 3 – 5 times a day moving the sprinklers often (20-40 minutes in each area).
  3. SUMMER – over 80 degrees F: Keep water on lawn as much as possible during the daylight hours (under full sun conditions). Move the sprinkler continuously all day. (20-30 minutes in each area).
  4. Start watering as soon as there is an area installed that is large enough to start a sprinkler. If someone is not home to water during the day, a timer will allow you to control the water while you are not there.
  5. Watering should be done between approximately 9:00 am – 6:00 pm: during the heat of the day. This type of watering helps keep the scorch of the sun from affecting the initially tender sod.
  6. Having soaked the lawn is not cause to discontinue watering; keep moving the sprinkler around the yard.
  7. Do not water at night after the lawn has become “soaked”. Night is a good time for the lawn to dry out a little.
  8. Stay off the sod for the first couple of weeks until the soil has firmed.
  9. Try to do all the watering from the edges of the lawn; do not walk across the new sod.
  10. After the initial 2 – 3 weeks the lawn will require 1” of water per week.
  11. Once the soil has firmed (2 – 3 weeks) allow the lawn to dry for a day or two, then set the mower at 3” and mow the lawn.
  12. The basic mowing rule is never mow off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade during a single mowing.
  13. After 30 days, a balanced fertilizer application will be needed. Then, the lawn should be put on a regular fertilization program. If you would be interested, please give our office a call.