Is a Sod lawn less work?
Yes, a professional sod lawn needs no special care because it is a healthy mature lawn when installed, whereas a seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. Sod is grown under expert supervision from top quality seed blends. After it's been installed, just water, more and fertilize your sod lawn as needed and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass, requiring very little maintenance.
Where can I use Sod?
Sod can be installed practically anywhere, even where seeding is impossible or too costly. Sod is often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution on slopes where rain would wash away both seed and soil. Sod is available in different blends to suit various needs such as climate, sun and shade conditions.
Can Sod withstand heavy useage?
Certainly sod establishes itself quickly. In a couple of weeks it is ready for full use. It creates the perfect surface for lawn games and family outdoor living. With today's various blends of hardy grasses, sod is chosen for parks, golf courses, athletic fields, as well as residential homes and business parks.
When can I install a Sod Lawn?
Sod has revolutionized the lawn business! Now you can install a sod lawn anytime during the year when the ground can be tilled. There is no need to wait for the "right" season to put in your lawn.
Is Sod a good Investment?
Yes - it's the only way to go - from bare soil to a lush, green lawn in just hours. Yet, it's relatively inexpensive to use. In the few hours it takes install your sod lawn, your property value increases significantly and even more in aesthetic value.
How will Sod affect our enviroment?
With today's ecological concerns, many more people are considering sod for its environmental benefits. Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the sun's heat and absorbing noises, carbon dioxide, and other harmful pollutants. It releases valuable oxygen and moisture into the air we breath. As it grows, sod silently contributes to a healthier environment.
How much soil is at the bottom of our Sod?
There is approximately 3/8" of soil.
How high is the grass?
There is approximately 2" of grass height.
what is thickness of the blades of grass?
Bluegrass is a medium blade. Tall Fescue is a coarse or wider blade.
How much topsoil is needed?
We recommend 4" to 6" of a good quality topsoil.
What is the size and weight of our Sod?
Our rolls are 2' X 5' covering an area of 10 square feet per roll. The weight varies with moisture but averages 30 pounds per roll. We also sell and install BIG rolls - call for more information on this
Our Sod Provides a natural, comfortable and safe setting for fun and games. On a hot summer day, lawns will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil. For backyard ball games or the Super Bowl, athletes of all sizes prefer the green cushion of turf grass.
Turf grass releases oxygen, cools the air, controls pollution and reduces soil erosion. Turf grass traps and removes dust and dirt from the air. 2,500 square feet of lawn will absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and release enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe. The front lawns of eight houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning. A healthy sodded lawn absorbs rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay field.
A well maintained lawn and landscape can enhance the "curb appeal" adding as much as 15% to the value of the home.