What Every Landscaper Needs to Know About Buying Sod

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, December 16, 2013

Buying sod is the most important foundation decision in creating the yard of your dreams.

What Every Landscaper Needs to Know About Buying Sod

Making an informed decision about sod is the first step toward a healthy lawn. Not all grasses grow successfully in different climates, so take the environmental factors of your area into consideration before you invest in a particular sod. And don’t make any of these common mistakes:

1. Environment – It means more than just the weather that will affect the health of your sod. Shade levels in your yard, how much frequent foot traffic will impact your grass surfaces, and how much time you can dedicate to regular maintenance will all influence the decision of what type of sod you should buy.

2. Soil Prep – Take the time and put your resources in making your soil as healthy as it can be. Spending money on sod is a risky investment when you haven’t fortified the soil it will be living in. Have a soil test performed by professionals and see if there are any major obstacles.

3. Time Your Planting – Sod can be installed at any time of the year, but some seasons are more practical than others. Planting in the spring will mean fighting weed growth to a greater degree, and summer will pack a punch with heat waves. Fall is generally understood to be the best moment for planting.

For more information about buying sod, call (803) 691-9890.