Early spring is a good time to install new sod. If your lawn is looking less than beautiful, it could be time to design a new landscape for your yard, and part of that new landscape design could be installing new sod.
First of all, if you are thinking about getting new sod for your yard, the time to do it is before the heat of our summers. You might be thinking, James, summer is months away. But remember, this is Florida. Our hot season can begin as early as April and that’s only a couple of months from now. It’s best to go ahead and start planning for a March or early April installation.
What are some of the things to know about what goes into installing Sod in a yard? Here are some hints from Better Homes and Gardens
“Lay sod on a cool, overcast day to minimize plant stress. If you lay sod in the heat of summer, moisten the surface of the planting area before putting down the turf. With the help of a few friends, you can get the sod down in a hurry and have fun along the way. Stagger strips in a brick like pattern, and be sure that all pieces fit tightly together. A utility knife or sharp spade is handy for cutting sod to fit irregular areas.
Once the sod is in place, run the sod roller over it to eliminate air pockets. Water it immediately, then water daily (depending on rainfall), moistening the soil to a depth of 4 inches, until the sod takes root (in 2-3 weeks). Avoid mowing sod until it has firmly rooted. To find out if sod has rooted, gently tug at it. If you feel resistance, roots are anchored in the underlying soil.”
Better yet, call Country Green Landscaping and Lawn Service, and we will install your sod for you. Saves you time, back breaking work, and we do this all the time, not to sound pompous, bur we can probably do a better job of it.
Remember, you will have to water daily at least, until the sod has taken root.
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