Frequently Asked Questions

How do I figure out how much sod I need?

Divide the yard into rectangles where possible. Measure each area’s length and width in feet. Multiply the length times the width to get the square footage. Do the same to all of the sections and then add them all together to get the total square footage.

How much water does the new sod need?

Make sure when laying the sod that it is not exposed to the sun for more than 30 minutes before you start to water it. The first watering should soak through the soil to a depth of 2-3 inches. Then, the sod should be watered once a day to keep the soil moist for about 2-3 weeks until the sod has rooted in. After that, water the new sod when it shows signs of stress.

How do I fertilize the sod?

Cool season grasses (bluegrass and fescue) should be fertilized 3-4 times a year with any spring or summer application containing slow-release nitrogen. Warm season grass (zoysia) should only be fertilized from May to August.

Which type of grass is the hardiest?

Fescue tends to be hardier under strenuous drought conditions due to its tap root system which helps the plant search for water and nutrients.

Which type of grass does better in shady areas?

Fescue; however, no grass does well in densely shaded areas.

What differentiates our Fescue sod from our competitor’s fescue?

Fescue, due to its tap root system, will not hold together in sod form without the help of netting. Many of our competitors choose to add a great deal of bluegrass into their fescue mix in order to add a horizontal root thatch layer allowing the grass to be stripped and rolled up for distribution. Although this process does cut the material and labor cost of having to net the fields during the growing process, it also cheats customers who are told they are receiving fescue sod. All of our fescue is netted allowing us to transplant it properly from our fields to our customer’s lawns while maintaining the highest quality sod.