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Try to keep off the newly installed sod until it becomes well established, usually within a couple weeks to a month. The most important part of proper care for new sod is irrigation, especially in warm weather. Generally, new sod needs to be watered every two to three days. Give it a thorough soaking, about an inch or so deep. Check for root development periodically to make sure that rooting is taking place. Once it has taken hold, you can begin to gradually decrease the amount of watering.