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Once your new lawn is installed, you should immediately start watering for 10 to 12 days as the roots knit to the soil. Your watering should penetrate the ground 4 to 6 inches so that a long screwdriver should easily go into the ground.

Immediately after the sod is laid, begin watering all sodded areas. Schedule watering to assure the sod is constantly wet and water penetrates the soil 4 to 6 inches. This should continue for 10 to 12 days until roots knit sod to the soil. The sod layer can easily dehydrate before roots are formed and severe damage can occur to your new lawn. Foot printing and/or the grass blades turning a blue-gray color indicate your sod is under dehydration stress and should be watered.

Better landscaping will usually help to sell a home faster. It will help to make the house more sellable.

One of the easiest and most effective landscape renovations is the installation of a new lawn. Removing that old, worn out lawn and replacing it with a beautiful new lawn can make a great first impression and really help showcase your property.

The impact of landscaping on the resale value of a home can not be overstated when it comes time to sell a home. A property where the lawn is dead and the landscaping is uncared for will immediately invite comparisons with similar properties. Studies have shown that homes with poor landscaping will sell for 8% to 10% below similar homes with good landscape appeal.