What type of special care will my sod lawn need?
Sod lawns do not require any special care, unlike seeded lawns that must be nurtured to maturity. Proper soil preparation and the initial watering is critical.
Is a sod lawn appropriate for more than just my home?
Sod is an ideal choice for community parks, golf courses, athletic fields, business boundaries and roadside rest stops.
Can a sod lawn impact the resale value of my home?
A well-maintained lawn and landscaping can add up to 15% to your property value.
How does sod compare to seeded lawns when it comes to water consumption?
Sod lawns require less water than seeded lawns, thus reducing water consumption, as well as the cost to you, once the sod is rooted and established.
Is there a particular time of the day that is best for watering?
Yes, early morning water applications are best. Cooler temperatures and less wind provide for less evaporation and distorted sprinkler patterns.
What causes joints to seperate?
Sod has gone too long between watering and the sod slabs have shrunk.
If gaps are left between the sod will it grow in?
Gaps in the installation are not a good idea. If the gaps are wide enough weeds will creep in faster than the sod can close the gap. Make sure to butt (Don't stretch the sod) the pieces of sod close together during installation.
Is a sod lawn less work?
Yes, a professional sod lawn requires no special care because it is a healthy mature lawn when installed, whereas a sprigged or seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. After it's installed, just water, mow and fertilize your sod as needed and it will remain a healthy, requiring very little maintenance.