build thick strong lwan - Knowledgebase Question

Pembroke Pines, Fl
Question by colebrookth
June 20, 2009
I have recently resod my lawn but it is not growning thick and strong, i'm adding soil to help build the base & maintaing a regular watering & mowing cycle. what wold you recommend.


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Answer from NGA
June 20, 2009

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Sounds like you are doing everything right but you didn't mention whether or not you have fertilized. New sod won't need to be fed right away (it was fed before it was harvested and shipped) but mark your calendar so you remember to feed it this fall. The roots of the sod need to make good contact with the soil so make sure it's doing that. You can test by trying to lift up a section of sod. If it comes up easily, the roots have not grown down into the native soil and you should rent a roller, fill it with water and roll your lawn. Aside from the roots becoming established, there's not much else you can do. Your sod will grow as soon as it has become established. Good luck with your landscape.

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