Not sure what to do with your new yard? Scotts can help you get started with lots of helpful information. We’ve been working with Scotts to help homeowners take care of their new lawns. Here are the essential steps to establish your sod and keep it thriving for years to come.
After the sod is laid it’s important to keep the soil moist to help it take root. Depending on the weather, you may need to water it every morning. You’ll know it has established itself when you can no longer lift a corner off the ground.
Try to stay off your new grass as much as possible for the first 2 weeks. Walking on it will compress the soil and may leave footprints or uneven patches, which will lead to repairs later.
Once your grass has taken root, give it some extra growing power with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Lawn Food. It will help your grass grow thicker and quicker.
Around the three-month mark, it’s important to put your grass on a feeding routine. Fertilize it twice in the spring, once in late summer and once in the fall to keep it thick and healthy all season long.