Landscaping Sod FAQs

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, November 29, 2012

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5 frequently asked questions about landscaping sod

Now’s the best time to start planning your landscaping improvements for next year. If you’re considering sod for your yard, you probably have questions. Here are some of the questions we hear most often:

How long does it take to install sod? Depending on the size of your yard, sod can be installed in a couple of hours easily. The condition of your yard will play a part in the amount of time it takes to prepare your yard for new sod. The preparation is the most important part of sodding.

When is the best season to install sod? Sod can be installed during any season, as long as the ground isn’t frozen.

When should I order the sod? Order the sod when you’ve set your date for installation. Make sure that your delivery date is on the day that the soil is prepared and ready for installation. Leaving the sod sitting on the pallet for a period of time will damage the sod.

Should I have the soil tested before sodding? Yes, soil that is rich in nutrients with the proper pH level will ensure your sod will thrive. During soil preparations, have your soil tested, and make the necessary adjustments. Lay down a starter fertilizer before laying the sod.

Can sod be used to patch bare spots? Yes, sod is great for filling in bare areas in your yard. Simply cut the sod to fit the area, add some starter fertilizer to the soil, and lay the sod. Use a tamper to ensure the sod has good contact with the soil.

Contact the turf experts at Modern Turf for the best quality landscaping sod all-year long.