07-20-2011 12:10 PM
I live in Colorado. I planted new sod 2 weeks ago. It rained every day for 2 weeks. Even though it was hot > 88 degrees, the sod stayed green and was growing. The last 3 days it has been over 90 degrees and no rain. The first day the sod started yellowing around the fence, second day 3/4 of grass was green-yellow and yesterday all was the same. Is it just shocked or dying and no help? I was watering it once a day with quite a lot of water.
What to do? (it is a small area - 3.4' by 10'
07-20-2011 12:46 PM - last edited on 08-03-2011 04:07 PM by HomeDepotTara
Hello Lola1 and welcome,
Sod needs at least 2 months of watering to get a good start. If the sod is yellow at the edges you need to increase the watering. The 3rd week of watering should be one time a day for 15 minutes. Since your sod is yellow, I would add 5 minutes per watering, to make it 20 minutes,and continue that for for an extra week. After that, increase the watering time gradually to one time a week for 30 to 45 minutes. If you have a product like Scott's starter fertilizer, add that after 2 weeks, do not use right away.
I hope this helps, let us know how you are doing.
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