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No matter if your landscaping plan is for a small ornate patch of lawn or for a large expanse over your entire property, you can give your new lawn an extra boost to help it be more successful in the months and years to come. No one ever invests in a new landscaping feature to want it to flop completely and have their new vegetation to die off. Here are some recommendations that you can use in your yard sod and landscaping management to make sure your lawn grows in healthy and attractive.

Install With the Right Timing

Because sod is a new living organism that you are implementing into your landscaping, it needs to have the best installation practices for it to take root and grow. Depending on your local climate, there will be some more optimal seasons for an easier sod installation. Ask your sod professionals for recommendations about when to install your new sod, as the less hot and dry the weather is, the more ease you will have in getting your sod to take root. However, you can arrange for your sod installation during the summer with the right prep and irrigation plans.

Spring and fall can be more popular times to install sod because of the cooler temperatures. These seasons can also provide more natural precipitation to help your sod take root more easily. If you live in a southern climate, you can also ask about installation in the late winter based on your local temperature averages and when your new sod is going to thrive best. 

Water For Success

Not only is the timing of your new sod installation an important feature, but the management of its care immediately after is essential. Your sod is going to arrive at your property alive and ready to be placed so it can begin to receive much-needed moisture. If you delay your sod's installation or its watering after installation you run the risk of your sod dying for a loss of your investment.

Plan to water your sod as soon as you install it on your property. It should be watered daily to keep the sod moist and to prevent the sections from drying out and shrinking. Check your sod every few days to see if it has begun to take root. You can do this by lifting up one corner of a sod piece. If the sod has begun to take root, it will have some resistance when you tug on it. Follow this watering plan for several days based on the sod installation recommendations.

For more information on sod, contact a company near you.