Call us at 281-431-7441 for the best quality St. Augustine grass sod available in the Houston area. Our grass comes direct from our family farm in Bay City. In this video, Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine talks about how long to water St. Augustine grass — both newly laid sod and established grass.
Summary of How Long to Water St. Augustine Grass Needs
How long do you have to water St. Augustine grass? If you look at our tip sheets, we have some guidance there. The amount of water needed depends on the time of year. During the growing season, it requires a little bit more than if you plant grass in the fall to wintertime.
We break our tip sheets down into sections about watering newly installed grass and established grass. New grass is grass sod newly installed. Established grass is grass that’s been there 6 or 12 months and it’s doing fine.
How Much to Water Established Grass
If we’re talking about watering established St. Augustine grass, there again, we’re talking about 1 inch of water per week during the growing season, meaning when the grass is green, and 1 inch every 2 weeks when the grass is dormant, which means when it is brown. That’s the amount of water that we advise.
How Much to Water Newly Installed Grass
If we’re talking about watering brand new St. Augustine grass sod that we’re just now laying, we normally say that you need to water it 2” to 3” the day you put it down, which is an incredible amount of water. Most people do not realize how long it takes to put down 2” to 3” of water over a large area. You’re probably talking about 6 to 8 hours of watering. You don’t have to do all that at once, but you do need to put that much water on your new lawn over the period of 1 or 2 days.
If you’re watering new St. Augustine grass, you’ll be able to step onto the grass and leave an impression with your foot because it is so wet. The purpose of all that water is to seal that new grass to the existing ground and get rid of any air pockets that might be out there, and also to give the grass a good drink of water since it’s been ripped up from where it was growing, transported, laid back down, and trampled on. It needs every bit of that water that first day.
If we’re talking about summertime, we’re probably watering every day; for sure every day for the first week, and then going to every other day for 45 minutes to 1 hour or so the second week. The cooler and more moderate times of year, you’re watering a little bit less.
Get Our Tip Sheets to Help You Care for Your Grass
There again, that is all something that can be found on our website or on our tip sheets, if you want the very detailed information as to in what month you’re planting it in and whether you’re talking about new grass or established grass.
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Best Quality at Competitive Prices
Houston Grass delivers your grass from our family farm so we know the quality of every piece and pallet of grass that goes to our customers. Most of the time the grass you get was harvested the day before it was delivered to you. Call us at 281-431-7441 for information and a quote for your project.
Our office is located on the south side of Houston in Arcola. We’re just off Highway 6 on McKeever Road and just a few miles east of Sienna Plantation. You can pick up your grass at our office or we can deliver it to your project site. We also offer professional installation services if you need that. Call us at 281-431-7441 for more information.