How to Water, Fertilize, and Mow Grass in Texas

Watering grass that has been planted in Texas is critical for establishing a healthy lawn. Along with water, mowing and fertilizing at the correct time are also important. The following procedures are a guide to help you, but all lawns are not the same. The condition of your grass will help you determine the proper time to water, mow and fertilize.

How to Water Grass in Texas

  • Water each day for 2-6 weeks until the grass is well established.
  • When you pull on a piece of sod, can it come out of the ground easily? If so, it is too early to mow your grass. Let it grow a little longer and then check it again before mowing.
  • Wait 5-7 weeks before fertilizing your new lawn. However, it is best to fertilize a new lawn in March or October. In the summer months, the grass is stressed from the heat temperatures.

Important Suggestion: It is best to install your irrigation system before the turf is laid on the ground.

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How to Plant New Grass

  • Clear any old grass and weeds from current lawn.
  • Add a layer of rich topsoil to existing soil and till it all together.
  • Level the dirt.
  • Lay the sod on top of the dirt in a way that is similar to the way bricks are laid.
  • Lightly water the lawn once all of the sod has been laid.
  • Use a roller that is half filled with water and roll over grass to make sod come into contact with soil.
  • Continue to water your new lawn each day for the first 2-6 weeks.
  • In two to three weeks, you should be able to start enjoying your new lawn.

Facts About Turf

  • The roots contain 90% of its weight.
  • Turf and grass act as a filter to purify water with the root systems and microbes that are present in the soil before entering underground aquifers.
  • Grass filters our air by capturing 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually.

Watering a new lawn in Texas is critical for growth.

Water daily for 2 - 6 weeks.

Wait 5-7 weeks before fertilizing.

Every lawn is different.

Use the instructions as a guide . . . water and fertilize according to the needs of your grass.


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