Sod Installation Instructions - Initial Care
Caring for New Sod
Keep the soil moist
Newly installed sod needs to be kept in moist soil. It does not yet have the deep roots established that allows it to survive without moisture.
Can you walk on new sod?
It's OK to use a new lawn lightly during the first few weeks; walking across it is ok, but wait a little while to play any sports or games. Also, its best to keep dogs off of new sod as their shallow roots are extra susceptible to urine spots.
Should I fertilize?
Do not fertilize on top of new sod, as the fertilizer can easily burn the immature root system. If you did not fertilize the soil prior to sod installation, wait 2 weeks and fertilize once the sod is established.