Seed & Sod
Mulch & Stone
Seed & Soil
Sod is a great way to have an instant lawn. Sod is grass that has already been planted by seed on a sod farm and then harvested, by slicing a very thin layer of topsoil and then either rolled or stacked in sheets and sent directly to the installation site.
A professional laid sod lawn needs no special care except for initial watering because it is a healthy, mature lawn when installed, whereas a sprigged or seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity.
One of the most important parts about installing sod is site preparation. Your lawn must be graded for optimum drainage to prevent standing water in the lawn. The soil must also contain proper nutrients to promote sod growth. Be sure to contact us for proper sod preparation.
Installing the sod should be done immediately after site preparation.
After the sod is installed it must be maintained. Newly installed sod must be watered every day until the roots begin to establish.
Once the sod is installed it is best to begin proper lawn maintenance.
Proper fertilization and lawn mowing is a must for a healthy lawn.
Time of Year for Sod Installation
Sod can be installed as long as the sod farms are cutting sod. But, It is best to install sod in the fall or the spring. This will allow the roots to develop to withstand the hot summer temperature.
Many factors, such as insects, disease, and weeds, can contribute to thin or bare patches in an otherwise healthy lawn.
Seeding a lawn should almost always be performed in the fall, regardless of your location. New grass is very tender and will succumb to the heat of summer. Special conditions occur that may necessitate seeding in spring. If the previous damage is extensive or the area is very shady, it is better to seed in the spring. Wait until the weather warms up and the chance of frost has passed before seeding a lawn, however. Seed shady areas before the leaves open in the spring to allow sunlight to penetrate to the seeded area. It may require more water to keep the tender plants alive.