During the hot summer months, it really helps the grass to soak, soak, soak at least the first 2 to 3 days after installing. This saves a lot of water if you soak the sod the few days. If water is not applied heavily the first 2 to 3 days, the sod will turn a bluish-gray. If this happens you'll need to water-water-water to bring the sod back to its healthy state. By applying the extra water at first, it will save both time water. 

Summer Months

• First 2 Weeks - 4 times a day - 10-15 minutes at 8 am ~ 10 am ~ 1 pm ~ 4 pm

• Third Week - 3 times a day - 10 minutes at 8 am ~ 1 pm ~ 4 pm

• Fourth Week & Beyond - 10 minutes once a day at 8 am

Winter Months

• First 1-2 Weeks - 3 times a day for 10 to 15 minutes at 8 am ~ 11 am ~ 3 pm

• Third Week - Once a day for 10 minutes at 8 am

• Fourth Week & Beyond - 5 to 10 minutes at 8 am

Never water at night, it only brings in turf diseases and bugs.

All lawns are different, some are more sandy and require more water, some have more clay and require less water.

If your yard starts turning a blue-green color, please don't be alarmed, the sod has started to go into "shock". This is especially common during the hot summer months. Apply extra water, and the grass will green up again.

If water is not applied soon, the next stage of "shock" the grass will start looking like straw. However, if water is applied, the grass will green up. It's best to apply water in damaged areas with a garden hose, and soak, soak, soak those areas.

The only thing that can "kill" the hybrid bermuda grasses (Tifgreen, Tifway 419 and Midiron) is lack of sunshine. They love the heat and sunshine, they are not shade tolerant.

It's best to mow about 10 to 14 days after your sod was installed. If you wait too long you could scalp the grass, the grass isn't damaged, it

will grow back.