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Can I walk on my new sod?
Take care not to walk or run on new sod, as this can prevent the fragile young roots from developing properly. If you have pets, try to prevent as much contact with the newly installed sod as possible.
How long before you can walk on the sod?
If you walk on your sod before its roots have established, you're lessening your chances of success. How long must you wait to use your new sod lawn? The general recommendation is to wait two weeks – but the number of days you wait is really dependent on determining that the lawn has, indeed, taken root.
How long should you stay off sod?
First Two Weeks
Please stay off new sod until after the first mowing. Proper watering of sod is essential for root establishment.
How long do you have to water new sod daily?
Your new lawn needs to be watered twice a day, for about 20 minutes per session every day for at least two months. This should be enough so that your lawn gets a solid six inches of watering per cycle.
How long before dogs can pee on sod?
Take Care of Your Sod
And while most fertilizers will not harm dogs if they are applied according to the package instructions, you should wait 24 hours after fertilization to let pets - and humans - back onto the turf. Your new lawn should be a space the whole family can enjoy, and that means your dog as well.
How long does it take sod to turn green?
When the grass turns this color, in most cases it is still alive and will green up when sufficient water is added to the lawn. This green up period will take between one and three weeks. Avoid this stage with new sod because newly laid sod may die under sustained dormancy.
How do you keep sod alive?
Does sod go into shock?
Brown spots occur when sod dries out and experiences drought shock. Sod will go into dormancy to combat the lack of water it's experiencing. Once dormant, it needs water or it will die. Oftentimes, edges of sod dry out first because they are exposed to the moist air.