Over watering during the warm humid summer months (August and September ) will cause problems!
General Rules for establishing new turf:
I. Water sod Immediately after Installation until good and soaked.
II. Water as Infrequently as possible after initial soaking.
- Water once a day in the morning at 7:00 AM.
Delay or eliminate additional daily waterings until wilt is observed. Then irrigate again immediately
The rule of thumb is:
- Week 1, 7:00AM, 11:00AM, 2:00PM
If the soil remains moist and absolutely no turf wilt is observed eliminate the 11:00 watering.
- Week 2, 7:00AM, 2:00PM
If the soil remains moist and absolutely no turf wilt is observed eliminate the 2:00PM watering
- Weeks 3 and 4, 7:00AM
If the soil remains moist and absolutely no turf wilt is observed water every other day
- Once established, water every second or third day.
III. Water shady areas less frequently than areas in the full sun.
Upright Bright Shiny Green
Limp Dull Bluish Gray
Wilt is characterized by a limp blue grayish turf appearance and rolled leaves.