IF YOU’RE STILL WONDERING
In an effort to anticipate your needs, here are a few things we thought you’d like to know. Even if you weren’t wondering, all the advice we provide here and in person, will lead to better grass.
- How big are your rolls of turf?
- I’d like to install the sod myself, how long will it last before I do so?
- How do I install sod?
- Why does my topsoil need to be rolled?
- How often should I water my newly installed sod?
- When is it safe to mow?
- How often should my residential lawn be mowed?
- Do I need my own forklift?
- Growing medium?
- At what height do you cut your sod?
- How far in advance should I place an order and how long will it take to get here?
- How often should I fertilize and overseed?
- Do you do custom work?
WE’VE GOT ANSWERS
Our rolls are 2’ x 5’ or 10 sq. ft.. This size is ideal for fast, easy and accurate installation.
Sod is a product of nature. The length of time that it lasts is limited. We advise you install your sod no later than 24 hours after delivery—and if you forget, our handy guideline sheet will tell you everything you need to know.
The rolls should be laid in a brick like fashion. After rolling, a pre-plant fertilizer (such as 10-25-10) should be applied before installation is complete.
Topsoil should be rolled before and after installation to reduce its initial porous and spongy state. If not, foot and traffic marks will quickly appear, creating damaging and unsightly ruts. Rolling will reduce air pockets that remain after installation—eliminating the possibility of
air heating within the pockets and subsequent burning of the roots. Keep in mind that before installation the roller should be full and after installation is should only be a third full.
Watering is by far the most important step during installation. It can mean the difference between established growth and a dead lawn. After watering, you should be able to pick up the corner of a roll and see wet soil underneath. The sod should be watered every night for a week (weather permitting)
and later watered as needed.
After about 10 days it is safe to mow the turfgrass. It should be mowed the opposite way that the rolls were installed to encourage each slab to knit together.
A properly irrigated and fertilized lawn should be mowed every 4 days.
Not for our sake you don’t. Each of our tractor trailers and tandems are conveniently equipped with a Kesmac Lift to place individual pallets wherever you require. Whether sod is needed in the back yard, in a remote section of your back 40 or
next to a sand trap, we’ll get it there for you.
All of our sod is grown at our farm on 100% mineral soil. There is no peat moss (which can cause early drying and roll shrinkage), just sand-loam, which is ideal for growing lush Kentucky Bluegrass.
Our Kentucky Bluegrass is constantly maintained at between 1 ½ – 2 inches in height. Custom orders can be cut as per your specifications.
Calling us two days before you need it would be ideal. That will give us time to accommodate your schedule.
Lawns should have an annual fertilizer and overseeding program. We have spring, summer and fall fertilizer available as well as the expertise to answer any questions you may have about our products and their application. Overseeding should be done once a year to maintain continuous
new growth. For homeowners who want to achieve the best looking lawn possible, we offer ‘golf course quality’ fertilizer and seed. Both are actual blends used by high end golf courses in the area.
That’s what we’re best at. We’ll work with you and your budget to establish the ideal turf for your needs. Give us a shout today to discuss.