I just did my lawn over using sod. I laid down 6 inches of top soil and a
bit of fertilizer before finishing with the sod. I finished this 5 days ago
and now I am starting to see dry spots all over. Mostly concentrated where
ends meet. Should I be concerned or just wait it out while doing the usual
Keep watering daily until the roots are well established. If it's really
hot already where you live you may even want to consider watering twice per
day. Sod doesn't have enough soil to support itself and needs lots of water
until the roots are established. The batch you got may have not been
freshly cut and didn't show signs of stress until after it was laid.
Sod will dry out easier at the edges because it is not generally placed very
tight and it exposed to the air. Depending on the size
of the lawn, the amount of work you want to do, and how much topsoil you might
have left, you may consider placing/raking/shoveling
some extra topsoil between the sod pieces. That helps greatly in preventing the
ends from drying, but it is a lot of work.
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