Understanding the Dynamics of Planting Sod  

BJ Haunert - Thursday, April 06, 2017

planting-sod

It’s no surprise that Americans take pride in their lawns. In fact, Americans spend nearly $6.4 billion dollars each year on their lawns. Lawn care is more than just mowing or spreading fertilizer. In some instances, sod may be the best solution to creating a beautiful lawn.

For homeowners, golf course or playing field owners alike, sod provides beautiful lush grass. Sod may be required in the case of:

  • New homes
  • New golf course construction and/or repair
  • Lawn repair
  • Installation of a putting green at home
  • Construction of a playing field
  • Repair of a playing field

Choosing the right grass

When choosing the type of grass for your sod, there are many factors to consider including:

  • Soil type
  • Shade and sun levels
  • Climate
  • Expected levels of wear and tear

Prep the site

Before installing sod, the site will need to be prepped:

  • Remove foreign objects (e.g.. leftover building scraps)
  • Grade the area (remove tree roots, etc)
  • Prep the area with weed control sprays, top soil, soil enhancements (if needed), and fertilizers
  • The Modern Turf process

    Modern Turf offers a 100% guarantee on new sod installations. Our proven process allows for each client to receive the attention and care suited to their needs:

    • Consultation
    • Soil Test: Testing the soil indicates if any treatments (e.g.. lime) are needed prior to the sod installation.
    • Irrigation Certification: Because the success of sod is dependent on proper watering, this service ensures that all sprinkler heads are in working order and will provide adequate water.
    • Amendments and Preparation
    • Installation
    • Modern Turf Care Service

    If you are interested in more information about the sod process or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today!

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