Planting Sod in Winter Time

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, December 27, 2012

planting sod for winter

3 FAQs for planting sod in winter time.


If you’re planning on planting sod in the winter months, here are three frequently asked questions about planting sod.

When is not a good time to lay sod?

Once the first frost has arrived, you should delay laying new sod. For sod to grow successfully, it needs contact with the soil. If the ground is frozen, the roots will have a hard time establishing themselves.

I live in the South, can I lay new sod in the winter?

As long as the ground isn’t frozen, you can lay sod in the winter. It takes some time for sod to become established, so keep your eye on the weather forecast and avoid laying sod right before an expected freeze.

What is the best type of sod to lay in the winter?

Some types of grass do better than others in the winter months. Hybrid Bermuda grass is one type that does well during the winter. Before laying new sod, you should check with a sod expert for the type that is best for your geographical location.

Consult the sod experts at Modern Turf to determine the best type of sod for your lawn, and when the best time to plant it is.

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