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St Augustine Sodding...How Long Should it Take to See Growth?

Posted by monicakm NE Texas (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 15:44

We live in NE Texas about 65 miles east of Dallas. We sodded 900 sq ft on a Friday and Sat and late Sunday/Monday had a hard freeze with sleet. The new grass was watered thoroughly with a automatic sprinkler system. That was three weeks ago. The sod still hasn't started attaching to the soil. The area was prepped by tilling, removing all the old grass and weeds, top soil dumped on it, leveled and graded to slightly slope away from the house. There has been ample rain and watering from us. Soil underneath the grass is wet but the few squares I've picked up show no signs of starting to attach to the earth. Called the place where we bought the grass. He said in about 3 weeks we should see small white "hairs" (roots) starting to attach to the earth...I'm not seeing that. He said to give it a couple more weeks due to the freeze but if I kept it wet, it should be fine. Do you guys agree? This is the first time we've done this so I'm really freaking out! TIA for anything you might be able to help with.

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RE: St Augustine Sodding...How Long Should it Take to See Growth?

Don't think you have anything to worry about, if the grass is dormant it's just going to sit there until temps warm up and it starts to grow. To ease your mind though you could cut a small piece of sod and bring it inside set it next to a warm sunny window and keep the sod moist. You should see some root growth and leaves green up in a few days.

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