Sod Care

At OB Sod Garden Center, we understand that you as a consumer have many choices to choose from when you decided to re-sod your property.  For that reason we want to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us for the job.

We have compiled a list of important steps you will need to take in order for your sod to grow properly:

  • For full sun installations, the 1st 2 weeks, you must water your sod daily (1 hour before sunrise).
  • Visit the Southwest Water Management District website for water restrictions specific to your area.
  • For the 3RD and 4TH week, you must water your sod every other day (1 hour before sunrise)
  • Notice!  *For shade areas ONLY for the 1st two weeks you must water your sod daily ( 20min once a day before sunrise)
  • For the 3rd and 4th week, you must water your sod every other day (20 min once a day before sunrise).
  • Do not cut your lawn for the first 2 weeks.
  • After that do not cut your lawn less than 3 ½ inches high going forward.
  • After the initial cut then you may continue to cut your lawn every week.
  • Keep in mind that your sod may suffer from fungus, chinch bugs, webworm, and other insects.  Prepare yourself ahead of time by contacting a pest control company that specializes in lawn extermination.
  • Recommendation: OB Lawn Care. They offer services for controlling insects, disease, weed control, shrub care, and fertilization. Call for an estimate 813-935-8162 or visit their website.
  • Finally, once your sod takes root, it is crucial to fertilize in order to obtain greener healthier sod.

Thank you the opportunity to serve your lawn and gardening needs.

For Sod care instructions specific to your type of sod, please follow the links below: