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When Should You Fertilize New Sod?

May 4

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When is the right time to add fertilizer to a new sod?

We always want to have a beautiful place to live in, and one way of making it attractive is by making sure that it is clean and well maintained. Another way is to have a well-arranged garden or an incredibly lush landscape. It is not just giving the area a great look, but it also serves as an air purifier. And having a sod on your lawn helps prevent soil erosion and cleans dust.

Having a healthy turf can make the surroundings neat and attractive. It may be challenging to maintain it at first, especially if you are always busy with work. But as time goes by, you will eventually get used to it. And if you don't have time to plant those, you can always rely on an expert to have a new sod installation. It is also to make sure that it was done right and for you to gain advice on how to take care of it.



Sod installation can benefit your surroundings, but you need to know the proper process before trying it yourself. It might sound so easy to lay those fresh sod on your lawn, but you will realize that you are doing it wrong. So, what is the right way of installing it?

The first is to make sure you have a fresh set of sod. Prepare the lawn where you will lay those sod by cultivating it. And if you will notice that it is not as rich as how you expect it to be, add some topsoil. Then sprinkle with water and mix it well. Now that the soil is good, you are ready to install the new set of sod. Carefully lay them all and sprinkle some water after. You can add some topsoil to ensure that it is all level.

One of the common questions that we received is, when should we add fertilizer to the new sod? Generally, those fresh turfs have been fertilized at the seller's farm, so you don’t need to add them. It is not advisable to fertilize it if the root system has not been established yet. You need to wait for 30 to 60 days to have it fertilized.