Early Fall Lawn Care Tips: How To Care For A Sod Lawn


With these tips, your sod lawn will be looking fresh, lush, and green well into the fall!

Early fall on the East Coast is one of the most pleasant seasons of the year, making it a great time to rethink your lawn. With freshly laid sod, you need to take extra steps to ensure that your lawn is in good shape. Of course, no matter what season it may be, there are rules for care for your sod lawn. With these tips, your sod lawn will be looking fresh, lush, and green well into the fall!


When it comes to mowing your freshly laid sod, the first mow should be between the first 12-14 days. If you delay your mowing too much, you risk overshading the fresh sod which could lead to blade widening and potential overgrowth. Knowing exactly when and how to cut your sod lawn can be difficult without proper research. If you have any questions, a local landscaping company can help.


Freshly laid sod should be watered early in the morning before the heat of the sun causes water to evaporate too quickly. You should be watering your lawn with about half an inch of water every other day. When watering, be sure that your lawn is completely saturated. The amount and frequency of your watering also depend on the type of soil.

Weeds And Fertilization

Fertilizer should be applied by a professional landscaping team before the sod is laid. After the sod has settled and is showing signs of steady growth, your lawn will require regular fertilization. This will ensure that your lawn will be looking as healthy as possible all year long; not just early fall. When it comes to weeds, they are inevitable no matter what kind of lawn you have. The key to keeping these pesky weeds at bay is consistency. Sod lawns that are regularly mowed and properly cared for will always look healthy and lush. A trusted landscaping service can help you install sod and maintain your lawn to keep it looking fresh all year round.

Early Fall Landscaping With Sposato Landscape

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