New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

The Essential Elements Of High-Quality Sod

After building a new home, you may want to surround it with a beautiful, lush lawn. You want a yard that is vibrant, dense, and without any brown or yellow patches. The perfect yard is the same green hue all throughout. But you need to install the right kind of sod to achieve these results. 

Grass Variety Selection

Different types of grass are suited for different climates, soil types, and usage. A sod company will offer a selection of grass varieties well-adapted to your region's conditions. The grass should be disease-resistant, drought-tolerant, and appropriate for the intended use of the lawn. For example, you may need a different type of sod if your home will have a lot of foot traffic or if you live in a shaded area.

Healthy Growth Conditions

Quality sod is grown under optimal conditions. The following needs to happen:

  1. The soil must be prepared properly
  2. The landscape must have adequate irrigation
  3. Your lawn needs enough fertilizer and the right kind

You must also eliminate pests that might damage your lawn

Uniformity and Appearance

High-quality sod will have a consistent and uniform appearance. The grass should be dense, with minimal gaps between rolls. Sod rolls should be of uniform thickness and length, ensuring a smooth, seamless look once installed.

Root Health

Quality sod should have well-developed and healthy root systems. Vigorous root growth is essential for the sod to establish itself quickly and thrive after a sod company installs it.

Freshness and Moisture Content

Sod is best when it's freshly harvested. The longer sod sits after being cut, the more its quality can deteriorate. Sod companies prioritize delivering freshly cut sod to ensure better transplant success. Also, they ensure the sod isn't too dry or too wet, as extremes in moisture can affect root establishment.

No Weeds

Low-quality sod sometimes contains weeds that germinate and grow alongside your desirable plants. Any weeds or undesirable plants present in the sod can quickly spread to your lawn and affect its overall health. However, if you hire a sod installation company, they will use high-quality sod that does not contain weeds.

Proper Handling and Transportation

Sod rolls should be handled carefully during transportation and installation to prevent damage. Rough handling can lead to torn or stressed sod. It's important to remember that the sod rolls contain living organisms that can be harmed if not handled cautiously.

Expert Installation

Even the best sod will not thrive if it's not installed correctly. A skilled installation team will ensure that the sod is laid down evenly, with proper spacing and alignment, and is watered and rolled perfectly after installation.

Post-Installation Care Instructions

A reputable sod company will provide clear instructions on how to care for your new sod after installation. Proper watering, mowing, and fertilization are crucial if you want your lawn to look gorgeous in the end and as hardy as possible.

Contact a local sod installation company to learn more.

About Me

New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!


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