Welcome to Sodding.com
Simple information on sodding your lawn.
NOTE: Seedland does NOT sell sod.
We do sell 3" X 3" grass plugs for lawns, including Zoysia grass.
A New Sod Installation
If you want a nearly instant lawn and cost is no
object, then sodding your lawn is the way to go. Good quality turf sod can form an established lawn in 3-8 weeks that can provide a long lasting and pleasurable lawn.
Grass sods are available for most all
cool and warm season grasses. Sodding is many time described as being like
installing a new carpet, with the exception that your new lawn will need to be tenderly
cared for until it re-establishes itself in your soil.
The majority of sod grown today is harvested by
expensive sod harvesting machines that cut the sod either into small squares (2 ft. x
3ft., 1x2, 1.5x3, etc) or into rolls that can be 2 to 5 foot wide and of different lengths
(usually 10-30 feet). Probably over 2/3 of all lawns sodded today are installed by
commercial grassing companies who have the equipment, experience, and manpower needed to
install a lawn quickly. That doesn't mean you can't save money by sodding your lawn
yourself. You can!
Your sod lawn should normally be installed
within 24 hours of when your sod was harvested for optimum results. If you can
schedule your sod needs with you supplier a week in advance, they can usually cut your
order and deliver on a specific day. Sometimes it is not practical to locate freshly cut
sod, but if you will examine the sod that is available, avoiding yellowing pallets, and
looking for sod that was properly kept moist.. you can still successfully plant your lawn.
If you can't plant it right away, you can spread out the sod on the ground and by
keeping it watered daily it will live indefinitely. Do not leave sod on pallets for
generally more than 48 hours, and even then you need to both keep the palleted sod moist
and shaded to survive.
Sodding is not cheap. The expense of someone
else growing your lawn on their property with all of the associated expenses that are involved in producing top quality sod along with a fair profit determine sod prices. Look through Sodding.com web site and familiarize yourself with the basic sodding principals of establishing a quality lawn from
Facts About Using Sod For Lawns
- Cost - What will it cost to SOD a lawn?
- Contractors - Should I use a professional
grassing contractor or do it myself?
- 1-Selecting - What is the best Sod GRASS for my
- 2-Preparing your site for sod - Yes
there are things you must do first.
- 3-Sodding - Simple tips to great sod lawns.