New Sod Install

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New Sod install

Do you have bare spots in your yard? We can lay new sod to give your yard a jump start.

Need a pallet of grass? More? We can offer large or small orders of grass for your property.

St. Augustine for Southeast Texas

St. Augustine grass has a coarse texture and is used mainly as a lawn grass. It is the most shade-tolerant of the warm-season turf grasses. It can be easily grown in southeast Texas. St. Augustine grass is less drought tolerant than bermuda grass or zoysia grass. St. Augustine grass does not tolerate high traffic. It is established from sod.

Source: Texas A&M

NEW GRASS CARE

YOUR NEW LAWN

WHEN TO WATER YOUR NEW GRASS

Water your newly installed sod thoroughly, and continue to water daily unless rain arrives. Water shouldn’t puddle on your new sod. If it does, reduce the time you’re watering. After the first week, reduce watering to every other day. Tapering off on watering encourages grass roots to sink deeper into soil. A deeply-rooted lawn is one of the secrets to growing a lush, healthy, thick stand of grass. By the third week, water only twice, and starting with the fourth week, aim to give grass roughly one inch of water per week through irrigation or rainfall.

The best time of day to water your lawn is when air temperatures are lower and there is dew on the ground. Temperatures are usually at their lowest during the late evening or early morning. Most lawns benefit from watering two to three times per week. Watering your lawn on days when cooler weather is forecast helps reduce the amount of water your lawn needs. Watering when your grass is already wet reduces the length of time that your grass is moist and helps prevent the spread of fungal and bacterial disease.

MOWING YOUR NEW GRASS

Time your first mowing when grass is roughly three inches tall and at least 10 days have passed since you laid the sod. Use a walk-behind mower instead of a heavier riding mower, and install a grass catcher to bag the clippings. At this point, the lawn is too immature to let clippings lie. Add your clippings to the compost pile, or use them as mulch around shrubs or vegetables. Make sure the mower blade is sharp, or you’ll risk tearing up newly-rooted grass.

ADDING FERTILIZER

Apply a starter fertilizer to grass after about four weeks’ growth. Continue to avoid heavy activity on your new lawn for the first four weeks following installation. After that, enjoy your new toe-tickling lawn

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