When is the best time to lay sod

When installing sod, timing can be everything. In this article, we try to break down what factors will help you time your new sod installation to be prime for it to thrive.

Best Sod for your Lawn

So you’re tired of your old, beat up, patchy lawn and you’re trying to figure out the best sod  for your lawn.  There are many factors to consider when choosing the best sod for lawns.  The first thing to do is figure out what your zone is.  There are 3 of them.  Warm, transitional, and […]

Water Sod

 Upon laying your new sod, the most important thing to do is water it.  Watering it and knowing when and how much to water is very important.  We made a chart below with instructions on when to water and when you can walk and mow on it.     Sod Type Notes New Sod Water […]

Sod Installation Tips

Begin to install our sod immediately after delivery. Start laying your sod along a straight edge such as a walkway or driveway. Butt joints tightly together, do not overlap sod. Stagger joints similar to rows of bricks on the ground. Use a sharp knife to cut and shape sod around curves, tress and borders, etc. […]

Sod Preparation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When the area is clean of dead material, it is time to prepare the soil for your new sod. This is best done with a rototiller and a stiff metal garden rake (not a flexible leaf rake)   Remove rocks and other debris with the garden rake. For best results, add organic soil amendments at […]

Remove the old lawn

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before removing your old lawn, it is recommended the old lawn is completely dead. Doing this requires a little more time but gives better results in the end. This process also works for areas that are mainly weeds and you are trying to prepare the area for sod. This task can be accomplished by following […]

Measure for Sod

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Measuring your lawn isn’t as hard as you’d think. Grab a piece of paper and draw the areas to be sodded. Break up the areas into the shapes listed below. Measure the areas and write down your measurements.   Figure out the sq.ft. of your areas based on the equations listed below and total. Square […]

Sodology – Learn about Sod

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”398″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] BIG ROLLS: Big rolls of sod are typically used at airports, off/on ramps on interstates, golf courses, etc.  Basically anywhere that has no real obstructions that allows the sod to lay quickly.  Sod Source has access to 42″ x 106′ big rolls. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”402″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] SMALL ROLLS: Small […]

TIPS ON MAINTAINING YOUR KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

Water Needs: Moderate – apply 0.5 to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 5 to 7 days to encourage a deep healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth. Mowing & Thatching: Optimum mowing height 1 1/2 – 2 […]

TIPS ON MAINTAINING YOUR TALL FESCUE

Water Needs: Moderate – apply 0.5 to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 3 to 7 days to encourage a deep, healthy root system during dry or hot periods. Avoid frequent, shallow watering that results in shallow roots, permitting weed germination and growth. Mowing & Thatching: Optimum mowing height of 2 to […]