Watering of the sod should be done a couple times per day the first week. The recommended height for the common Bermuda grass is 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. For bermuda, you walk on the grass. It should be about 2 hours of watering with a regular back and forth sprinkler to accomplish this. Take into account recent rainfall when deciding how much to apply. If you overseed with ryegrass in winter, water every 3 to 7 days after it is established. Fortunately, watering a new Bermuda sod lawn is not difficult, but it does require the home gardener to frequently check the new sod's condition. When watering grass seedlings, gradually increase your morning watering sessions over time, while decreasing your evening watering. When you have new sod or a lawn you should never water it at night. Night or early in the morning are the most effective times to water, ... and that makes your lawn more water efficient. This allows the grass to dry before nightfall, reducing the risk of disease. A bluish-gray appearance or wilted, folded, or curled leaves may indicate that it is time to water. A lot of it also depends on where you live. Instead of watering shallowly every day for 15 minutes, water deeply once a week for an hour or so (or how ever long it takes to apply an inch of water). This can come from two different sources, either natural rain fall or man-made irrigation. Properly Watering Bermuda Grass Lawns. Run-off from watering a lawn can waste a significant amount of water, which is costly and a poor use of a limited natural resource. It will spring back and you won't see your footprints if it DOESN'T need water. How to Water a Bermuda Grass Lawn. Frequency of mowing and watering Bermuda grass lawn depends on the season and month. Don't fertilize it now, it's too late. So watering a Bermuda lawn will become a necessity. Watering When bermudagrass is growing, supplement rainfall as needed so that the lawn gets 1 inch of water each week. An established lawn typically requires about 1 inch of water … The best time to water a lawn is in the morning, preferably before noon. The answer to that question is a solid NO!!!. Deep deep watering when it needs it. Water early in the morning and finish just before sunrise. (PER ZONE). Watering restrictions may impact how often you can irrigate. Many people have questions regarding watering their sod, but one of the most common is if it is ok to water sod ad night? And winds are more likely during the day than at night, so watering at night leads to less loss due to wind (as well as less loss due to evaporation before it hits the ground). But in some areas, watering at night is a bad idea. Bermuda grass hybrids such as the Tifway 419 needs mowing that is even closer to the ground at 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches. Water until the soil is wet to a depth or 4 to 6 inches (check by probing the soil with a screw driver or similar tool). To do so you must water for 1 hour. It's arid here, so diseases are less of a problem. In the winter, Bermuda-grass lawns go dormant and need no supplemental watering. Hybrid Bermuda produces very little living pollen and doesn’t bother allergy sufferers. Eventually, you’ll want to water between 6 and 10 am, while the weather is still cool. You water your lawn when it needs it. Sprinkle a minimum of one inch of water on the ground where the sod will be laid. The Bermuda – Watering. The lawn should go to bed at night. Watering the grass every single day for 15 minutes. This turns the lawn into a shallow-rooted water junkie that demands a water fix every day just to soldier on. Everyone prefers to allow nature to take its course and water the lawn, but this cannot be counted on. A few days after the grass begins to sprout, you can reduce watering frequency to twice per day, but apply more water each time. All lawns need water in order to remain green and healthy. 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