Our sod is a premium blend of Kentucky bluegrass that's grown locally and cut fresh daily.
From our fields to your doorstep, we care for every piece of sod as if it were part of our own lawn. With our convenient online calculator, you can order exactly what you need and then schedule the pickup or delivery option that works best for you. We offer same day delivery 7 days a week to ensure your lawn care needs are always covered.
There’s a reason Magnuson Sod has the best sod in town. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. By owning and operating our own sod fields right here in Minnesota, we have full control over the quality of every piece of sod delivered to your door. We’ve owned and operated those sod farms for over 50 years, so we know a few things about how to grow thicker, greener grass. Unlike big box stores, we cut our sod fresh daily, and we stack it with extreme care to ensure maximum breathability from the time it’s cut until the time it reaches you—which isn’t much time at all!
Whether you pick up your sod or have it delivered, you’ll always know you are getting the freshest, healthiest sod available without the extra expense of the middle man. Maximize your chance to have the best lawn in the neighborhood by purchasing direct from Magnuson Sod.
The Magnuson Sod Advantage:
- Premium Kentucky bluegrass grown on raised soils
- Cut fresh daily
- Locally sourced and environmentally conscience
- Online sod calculator ensures you’ll order exactly what you need
- Same day delivery available 7 days a week
- Soil, mulch, and equipment also available to ensure you have everything you need for the job
- Expert advice for installing and caring for your new sod
Maintenance & Installation Information
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.
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.
After installing your sod, follow these care tips to keep your lawn looking its best.
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.
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.
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.