Can I “Fall Install”?
Fall is one of the best times for any lawn project. The temperatures are alot
cooler making it alot more bareable to be outside and get our DIY projects
done. Due to cooler temperatures, you have less risk of your sod burning or
drying out the new roots. You will also get the advantage of not watering as
often due to the water not evaporating as quickly during the fall as it
does during the summer; however, you still have to water your new
lawn regularly. This doesn’t mean that you can't have success in the
hotter, dryer months of the summer, you just simply need to be more
diligent with your watering and maintenance.
Remember that timing is everything when it comes to installing new sod.
Sod takes up to 6 weeks to develop a strong root system and around 2 weeks
for a shallow root system. Keep this in mind when planning your fall lawn projects
and be sure to give your sod adequate time to form its root system before the ground gets too cold.