Why Sod for my lawn?

When it comes to keeping your lawn looking its best, nothing beats sod. Sod is made up of grass that has been cut from a turf farm and then delivered to your home. It is an easy way to get a beautiful, lush lawn with very little work. You can look across a neighborhood and find many sod lawns today. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of sod available and how to choose the best one for your needs. We will also talk about the benefits of having a sod lawn and some tips for maintaining it!

First question, how is sod made?

Sod is made up of grass that has been cut from a turf farm. The turf farm grows the grass in a controlled environment, which allows them to produce a consistent product. The sod is then cut into strips and delivered to your home. Sod can be installed by a professional lawn sod installation service or you can do it yourself!

A sod farm must choose a good grass seed for their sod. Sod farms buy in bulk from grass seed brokers. A lot of the farms deal with someone who has delivered them good grass seed year after year without issues with their sod and prices going way up. A lot of the grass seed comes from Oregon. Now lets go into the different types of sod.

sod farm cutting sod

What makes one sod better than the other

The type of grass that is used to make the sod will have the biggest impact on its quality. There are many different types of grass available, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some types of grass are better suited for high-traffic areas, while others are more drought-tolerant. How does one sod fare against full sun, and how shade tolerant is it? You should consult with a sod farm or landscape professional to find out which type of grass is best suited for your needs. Below is a chart that we created to show the many different types of sod and how they fare against the elements presented to them. The first chart is for warm season grasses such as St. Augustine grass, Bermuda grass, zoysia grass, centipede grass and a few other different types of warm season grasses.  The second chart is comparing the cool season grasses.

warm season grass chart
cool season grass chart

How to choose the best sod for your needs

Now that we know the different types of grass available, how do you choose the best one for your needs? The first step is to determine what type of climate you live in. Do you need to go with a warm season grass, or a cool season grass? If you live in an area with hot summers and mild winters, a warm season grass would be the ideal choice. If you live in an area with cold winters and cool summers, a cool season grass would be a better choice. The next step is to determine how much sun your lawn gets. If your lawn gets full sun, both Bermuda grass and fescue will do well. If your lawn only gets partial sun, fescue would be a better choice. The last step is to choose a grass that will fit your lifestyle. If you have a busy lifestyle and don’t have time to maintain a delicate grass, Bermuda grass and Zoysia grass would be a good choice. If you want a grass that will stay green all year long and are willing to put in the extra effort to care for it, fescue would be a better choice.

Once you have chosen the best grass for your needs, it is important to learn how to properly care for your sod lawn. Sod requires more water than regular grass seed because the roots are not yet established. For the first two weeks after installation, you should water your sod lawn twice per day for 30 minutes each time. After the first two weeks, you can reduce the watering to once per day for 30 minutes. Be sure to water your sod in the morning so that the grass has all day to dry out before nightfall. If you water your sod at night, the grass will stay wet all night and is more likely to develop diseases. Mowing is another important part of caring for your sod lawn. You should wait until your grass is at least four weeks old before mowing. When you do mow, be sure to set the blade to a higher setting so that you don’t damage the roots. With proper care, your sod lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Do you have a sod lawn? What type of grass do you have? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

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