4 FAQ's About Sod Farms

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, January 14, 2013


How sod farms grow sod.

How do sod farms grow sod?

Sod farmers begin with planting seeds on nutrient rich soil. The seeds are watered, fertilized, and cared for until the sod is ready to be harvested.

How do sod farmers remove the sod?

Special cutters are used to cut and lift the sod from the soil. Great care is taken to be sure the root system isn't damaged. Growers wait to remove sod until there are orders to be filled, that way the customer knows they are getting the freshest sod around.

How long does it take to grow sod?

It can take one to three years before sod is ready to be harvested.

When should I order sod for my new lawn?

Wait until you are ready to sod your lawn. Some homeowners make the mistake of ordering their sod and having it delivered before they have prepared their yards. When you order the sod, set the delivery date for when you are ready to lay it. Sod that sits around on pallets for a period of time will begin to die.

Call the sod experts at Modern Turf when it’s time to order your new sod for the Spring.