If you are looking to make the investment in your lawn, you deserve to have our specialists design and instal your landscape. Whether you want a tropical landscape or a florida native landscape our specialists will be able to help you from the very beginning.
We are sod replacement specialists. Having completed many sod jobs we have the experience you deserve to know that the job will be done right. Spring is the best time to do sod replacement but sod replacement can be done anytime throughout the year. After we tear out the existing grass and weeds we will run the the sprinkler system to ensure that the new sod will get the proper amount of water. The next step is spreading some potash to help ensure that the grass will get off to a great start in building a healthy root system. Finally we lay the new sod and set the sprinkler system to give the sod the correct amount of water. You will want to wait to give the grass a good blend of starter fertilizer until after the grass is rooted which takes approximately 30 days.
This is what the Hillsborough county website says regarding Establishment Irrigation for New or Replacement Lawns and Landscaping.
New Turfgrass, Plants and Landscaping
A 60-day establishment period is allowed for new and replacement turf (sod, plugs, seed, etc.), plants and landscaping.
- On days 1–30, the new lawn and landscaping may be watered any day of the week, before 8 a.m., or after 6 p.m.
- On days 31–60, the new lawn and landscaping may be watered on this schedule: Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Odd-numbered addresses may water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) may water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. All watering must be accomplished before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
Sprinkler System Or Hand Water?:
- New plant material must cover at least 50% of an irrigation zone in order to water with an in-ground sprinkler system during the initial establishment period. If not, the new plant material must be hand watered.
- Only those zones containing 50% new plant material may be watered, not the entire yard.