Establishing a new lawn can be a lengthy process, but with the right care and attention, you can have a lush, green lawn in no time. Generally, it takes between 14 and 28 days for new sod to become established in the ground. While some grass varieties may take root faster, it's still important to care for your new grass for at least 3-4 weeks to ensure optimal establishment and growth. When caring for new grass, the rooting period is the most critical.
Be sure not to overwater your lawn as this can prevent the roots from creating a strong bond with the soil. As you approach the first mowing period, reduce the amount of water you apply to the new grass. This will give the roots time to firmly grasp the soil before you make your first cut. Grass can be installed almost any time of year, but certain times are better than others for root establishment.
Saratoga Sod Farm is proud to provide high-quality natural grass for commercial and residential customers in 26% of Northeast New York. Watering your grass at regular intervals will help the roots establish themselves, and until they are firmly rooted, the grass will be vulnerable. If the soil is too soft during the first mowing, you may end up tearing out the grass by its roots and you'll have to start over with new sod. To ensure your new lawn is properly established, it's important to follow all of the necessary steps and give your grass plenty of time to take root.