*You will NOT be able to walk, play or be on your new sod lawn for two weeks after installation.

Watering Advice for the First Two Weeks after Sod Lawn Installation

The establishment of your new sod lawn is easy. Sod should be laid on your dry soil the very day it arrives. If temperatures are above 80° the soil should be moistened the day before to cool soil temperatures. You can learn more about laying and caring for your sod during different seasons here.

BEFORE LAYING: DO NOT OVER WATER

So you or the installers are not working in muddy conditions. After the sod is installed the initial watering should soak the sod and hydrate the soil. All you have to do is water it and stay off. Keep the lawn moist at all times, preferably by frequent light sprinklings. The watering process should be repeated three times a day during the hottest months of the year, 80°plus, at approximately 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM (early, mid- morning and early afternoon), every day. A fourth watering may be added if necessary. DON’T LET THE LAWN DRY OUT!!! Remember the key is to KEEP IT MOIST, NOT SOAKED. Too much water causes algae and fungus.

Day 1:

As soon as you have laid your sod, you are going to want to water it. That First Watering should be about 45- 60 minutes depending on how hot it is outside, and if you have rotors or pop-up irrigation heads. (45 mins for pop-ups and 60 mins for rotors approximately.)

You will water your lawn two more times that same day. These times for only 15-20 minutes each approximately. Please be sure that your water is being fully absorbed by the lawn and is not soggy boggy wet. (we are not flooding it, we just want to keep it evenly moist.)

Note: If you have a large amount of sod that you will be laying all in one day we recommend that you start watering your lawn in large sections so that by the end of the day your first few rolls have not dried out. This is especially helpful when it is really hot outside.

Day 2 and the Following Two Weeks:

You will be watering your Sod Lawn two times per day for 15-20 minutes. Our recommended times are (8:00 am, and 1pm).

After 2 weeks please shut off your water for 1-2 days and let your SOIL dry out a little bit so that you can walk on it. We do not want you to sink into the ground.

Mowing your Lawn:

After you have let your soil absorb all the water for 1-2 days you may now mow your new Sod Lawn at the highest setting on your lawn mower.

Watering Your Lawn After The First Two Weeks

Watering is most effective if done during early morning hours, 3 or 4 am, when sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation. After your lawn becomes established it requires approximately 1 ½ inches of water per week, ½ inch every other day, during the heat of the summer. Spring and fall may only require once or twice a week watering depending on weather conditions. Cut water back during the winter, sometimes your lawn will only require watering once or twice a month, depending on weather conditions.

The soil should be soaked through when watered. Water should penetrate at least 6 inches into the soil to insure deep rooting. If your lawn needs water it will turn from bright green to blue or gray-green.

Week 3:

You may now start watering your lawn once a day for 15-20 minutes approximately.

Week 4:

You may now start watering your lawn every other day or less approximately depending on the weather.

Watering New Sod

*You will NOT be able to walk, play or be on your new sod lawn for two weeks after installation.

Watering Advice for the First Two Weeks after Sod Lawn Installation

The establishment of your new sod lawn is easy. Sod should be laid on your dry soil the very day it arrives. If temperatures are above 80° the soil should be moistened the day before to cool soil temperatures. You can learn more about laying and caring for your sod during different seasons here.

BEFORE LAYING: DO NOT OVER WATER

So you or the installers are not working in muddy conditions. After the sod is installed the initial watering should soak the sod and hydrate the soil. All you have to do is water it and stay off. Keep the lawn moist at all times, preferably by frequent light sprinklings. The watering process should be repeated three times a day during the hottest months of the year, 80°plus, at approximately 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM (early, mid- morning and early afternoon), every day. A fourth watering may be added if necessary. DON’T LET THE LAWN DRY OUT!!! Remember the key is to KEEP IT MOIST, NOT SOAKED. Too much water causes algae and fungus.

Day 1:

As soon as you have laid your sod, you are going to want to water it. That First Watering should be about 45- 60 minutes depending on how hot it is outside, and if you have rotors or pop-up irrigation heads. (45 mins for pop-ups and 60 mins for rotors approximately.)

You will water your lawn two more times that same day. These times for only 15-20 minutes each approximately. Please be sure that your water is being fully absorbed by the lawn and is not soggy boggy wet. (we are not flooding it, we just want to keep it evenly moist.)

Note: If you have a large amount of sod that you will be laying all in one day we recommend that you start watering your lawn in large sections so that by the end of the day your first few rolls have not dried out. This is especially helpful when it is really hot outside.

Day 2 and the Following Two Weeks:

You will be watering your Sod Lawn two times per day for 15-20 minutes. Our recommended times are (8:00 am, and 1pm).

After 2 weeks please shut off your water for 1-2 days and let your SOIL dry out a little bit so that you can walk on it. We do not want you to sink into the ground.

Mowing your Lawn:

After you have let your soil absorb all the water for 1-2 days you may now mow your new Sod Lawn at the highest setting on your lawn mower.

Watering Your Lawn After The First Two Weeks

Watering is most effective if done during early morning hours, 3 or 4 am, when sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation. After your lawn becomes established it requires approximately 1 ½ inches of water per week, ½ inch every other day, during the heat of the summer. Spring and fall may only require once or twice a week watering depending on weather conditions. Cut water back during the winter, sometimes your lawn will only require watering once or twice a month, depending on weather conditions.

The soil should be soaked through when watered. Water should penetrate at least 6 inches into the soil to insure deep rooting. If your lawn needs water it will turn from bright green to blue or gray-green.

Week 3:

You may now start watering your lawn once a day for 15-20 minutes approximately.

Week 4:

You may now start watering your lawn every other day or less approximately depending on the weather.

Sod Delivery

You placed your order for new sod, and now all you need to do is wait for it to be delivered. With SodLawn, you won’t have to wait for long to boast a beautiful landscape, as we aim to deliver all orders on time and in a professional manner. We believe in providing delivery services that are prompt and reliable, and that’s just what you will get when you order your new sod from us!

Our delivery services are affordable and extremely convenient for our customers throughout California. We make sure to inform our customers on everything they’ll need to know when they place a sod delivery order from our company.

Placing an Order

All delivery prices are subject to change.

All orders must be fully paid for before they are processed and ordered. Customers are responsible to provide SodLawn with the proper square footage of sod to be delivered, so we can advise you to the nearest square footage quantity we are able to cut and deliver.

Placing an order is subject to truck availability. Please place orders at least two to five days in advance of your desired delivery date. Changes made to any order need to be completed before 8:30 a.m. the day prior to delivery, and large changes to the order may not be available because of trucking restrictions.

Delivery Time

Delivery times cannot be requested or guaranteed and are subject to change at any time for any reason, such as truck breakdowns, weigh station delays or traffic. Reimbursement or compensation of any type will not be given if the delivery is not made during the time frame given, nor will SodLawn reimburse customers for standby time of labor if the delivery is late or unable to be delivered.

Delivery times can range from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m., although it’s rare that orders go as late as 2 p.m. We strive to get all orders delivered before noon daily. Please be patient if your delivery is subjected to a late delivery time.

Truck Access at Your Location

If there are any problems getting a large delivery truck within 60 feet of the customer’s property, it’s important that you notify us prior to scheduling a delivery. If our delivery truck can’t get to the location, we will only act as a median of information between our partners/growers/supplier to come up with a resolution. In no way does the non-delivery of goods, because of lack of accessibility or unsafe access with the delivery truck change the fact that SodLawn is entitled to full payment for the particular undeliverable order.

Where We Deliver Your Order

We will deliver your order curbside, to the closest available area to the address as we can get. We do not guarantee the location of delivery if we do not have access to deliver with our forklifts. If you would like the delivery made on the property with the forklift, a release of liability must be signed and sent in no later than at 11 a.m. on the day before delivery. If this deadline is missed and you would like to wait for the truck driver to show up, they are able to sign a release of liability at the time of delivery. The truck driver/delivery drivers won’t call or look for the customer at the time of delivery.

If you have any additional questions about SodLawn’s delivery policies and procedures, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We strive to keep our customer’s well informed of their order status and our delivery service. Find out more or discuss your specific delivery needs with us by calling 888-763-5296 today.