New sod #277221 - Ask Extension


New sod #277221

Asked September 10, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT

I recently purchased some St. Augustine sod for a very shady area in the front yard.  Can you please tell me how often and when to begin to fertilize it?  It looks great a month out.  It is growing (we have not mowed it) and we water about every 2-3 days.  Any help on the initial maintenance of it would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

Wise County Texas

Expert Response

It is a little late to be putting down sod; however, if it is growing and is putting down new roots before our first freeze it will help it survive.  All grasses need a good root system before going into  winter.  I wouldn't do much mowing and encourage growth as much as possible.  If you do mow be sure to put your mower on the absolute highest setting.
Todd Vineyard Replied September 21, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT

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