The term “Sod” is grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots. It is used to describe turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns. Sod (or turf) for lawns is grown on specialist farms.
Sodding vs. Seeding
Seed may be blown about by the wind, eaten by birds, or fail due to drought. It takes some weeks to form a visually appealing lawn, and further time before it is robust enough for use. Sod or turf largely avoids these problems, and with proper care, newly laid sod is usually fully functional within 30 days of installation and its root system is comparable to that of a seeding lawn two or three years older.
Different types of sod will have different pricing. The availability of sod grasses is generally dependent on specific climate considerations.
• Bermuda – Ideal for full sun and high traffic areas
• Zoysia – Premium Warm-Season (turns brown in Winter) grass ideal where sunlight is present for approximately 5 or more hours per day
• Fescue – Cool Season (stays green all year round) grass ideal for low sunlight conditions
Enviroworks will help determine which type of sod is appropriate for your yard.
For best results, EnviroWorks begins sod preparations by covering the newly tilled area with a 100% Organic, Non-Toxic Poultry Fertilizer. This ensures that the new sod will have all of the proper nutrients needed to thrive in your landscape.
Except in wet weather, newly installed sod will require watering on a daily basis, preferably in the morning, for at least one month. If not watered regularly before the grass has rooted into the soil beneath the turf, the turf may die. Constant care and inspection is required during the first three months after installation