Your new lawn increases your property value significantly with proper care. A properly maintained lawn adds beauty while providing a clean playing surface and an improved environment.
In order to achieve the best results, you MUST lay sod the same day you receive it.
HOW MUCH SOD DO I NEED?
Use our handy online calculator to determine exactly how much sod you’ll need to get full coverage of your area. Ordering the right amount of sod will help save you time and money while also ensuring your lawn has the best chance to flourish.
INSTALLATION: It’s generally easy to lay your sod. First you must clear the area of any grass, weeds, or other materials. A sod cutter is recommended for quick removal of old sod and weeds. Once the area is cleared, lay down a bed of fresh black dirt so the sod can take root easily. It’s also recommended to add a layer of fertilizer. When applying fertilizer, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended rates; over fertilizing can damage or even kill your lawn. Once you have applied your soil and fertilizer, you simply place your sod on top.
Recommended tools/supplies for sod installation:
- Sod cutter
- Sod roller
After installing your sod, follow our maintenance and care tips to keep your lawn looking its best.
WATERING: Give your new lawn at least 2 to 3 centimeters (1 inch) of water within 1/2 hour of installation. Water at least once per day, keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted. Exactly how much and how often you need to water depends on the soil type in your yard. If you have sandy soil, you will need to water more frequently because the water will tend to drain away faster. After about two weeks, less frequent and deeper watering should begin. Weather conditions will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Be certain that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, or windy periods. Water areas near buildings more often where reflected heat can dry the turf. Sloped areas also need more water due to runoff.
CAUTION: During the first 3 weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your new lawn. This gives the roots an opportunity to firmly knit with the soil and ensures the turf will remain smooth and level. It’s also important to make sure your grass does not grow too tall during this period, so you will need to mow on a regular schedule.
MAINTENANCE: Mow often, generally removing no more than 1/3 of the grass height at a moving. Keep your mower blade sharp. For best results, bag your clippings. Avoid mowing wet grass. Always mow then water, never the other way around. Fertilizer and chemical applications will depend on climate, soil, insects, weeds, and disease conditions.
Tools/Supplies you’ll need for ongoing care and maintenance:
- Lawn mower (keep your blades sharp!)
- Sprinklers or irrigation system
- Fertilizer (follow manufacturer application instructions)