new sod

ncampos976July 30, 2014

hello, i just layed sod this past saturday, everything is going great, except for that there are a couple patches with slight dry edges and dry middles, the rest of the lawn looks great just these couple of patches of sod that looks like they might have been a little dry when i layed them. it was my first sod job. my question is, while its still young should i get new fresh sod and pull up the dry peices and lay the new sod or should i just keep watering and hope it will get better?

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What type of grass is it? Are you watering multiple times a day to keep it moist while its "rooting"?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 7:30AM
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its fescue, i have been watering 2 to 3 times a day , depending on how hot it is outside, the rest of the lawn looks great but there are some random dry spots that dont seem to be growing,

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 3:26PM
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i did put fertalizer down before i layed the sod and i also rolled the sod. just wondering if i should just buy a couple new rolls and replace the dry spots or see if they start to get better.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 3:53PM
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I would think that since fescue doesn't spread like Bermuda, probably won't come back. Normally when watering new sod, you want to drench it once laid and hit it more than 2 to 3 times a day during the hot summer until those roots take hold (usually for a couple of weeks).

Can the sod still be pulled up in that "dead" area? Also pull a couple of areas that are green to see if the roots are taking to compare.

I would think if the roots can still be pulled on the "brown" areas, you will probably have to replace or seed it.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 6:32PM
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Yes I can still pull it up. I have been watering it with sprinklers. Just a few spots are brown. I can still pull the grass up. It's only been 6 days since I layed it.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:11AM
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