Maintenance

JB Signature and Pacific Northwest sod

Proper Watering

Once the sod has knit, it should be watered enough over the first few months to maintain a healthy growing condition. After the sod is well established, deep watering at 4 to 7 day intervals is suggested, depending on soil texture. Water until one inch of water has accumulated in a flat container such as a pie plate. Water during morning hours. Late evening watering during hot weather may create fungus problems.

Proper Fertilization

When growth is progressing rapidly, fertilizer is essential. The lawn must be fertilized 30 days after installation regardless of the month. The fertilizer used should be complete with a balance of nutrients. Apply every 4-6 weeks at the rate indicated per the manufacturers’ instructions.

Overseeding

To help maintain a dense weed-free turf, we recommend occasional overseeding in September or April with several lbs. of seed per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn. See your Garden Center or local JB Sales Office for JB SIGNATURE seed to match your lawn.

Good Mowing Practice

Sod should be mowed to a height of 1 1/2 inches. Never cut more than 1/3 of the total leaf off at any one time. The removal of all clippings is recommended.

JB Tall Fescue Sod

Proper Watering

Once the sod has knit, it should be watered enough over the first few months to maintain a healthy growing condition. After the sod is well established, deep watering at 4 to 7 day intervals is suggested, depending on soil texture. Water until one inch of water has accumulated in a flat container such as a pie plate. Water during morning hours. Late evening watering during hot weather may create fungus problems.

Proper Fertilization

When growth is progressing rapidly, fertilizer is essential. The lawn must be fertilized 30 days after installation regardless of the month. The fertilizer used should be complete with a balance of nutrients. Apply in fall and spring at the rate indicated per the manufacturers’ instructions.  Avoid fertilizing during the heat of summer.  Tall Fescue only requires 2-3 lbs. of nitrogen per year.

Overseeding

To help maintain a dense weed-free turf, we recommend occasional overseeding in September or April with several lbs. of seed per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn. See your Garden Center or local JB Sales Office for JB Tall Fescue seed to match your lawn.

Good Mowing Practice

JB Tall Fescue sod should be mowed to a height of  2-3 inches. Never cut more than 1/3 of the total leaf off at any one time. The removal of all clippings is recommended.

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