Frequently Asked Questions
Please browse through the questions below, and if you don't find the answer you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or through the contact form.
How much soil do I need before applying sod?
Minimum three inches of quality topsoil. This ensures the best growing conditions.
How much water do I need to establish our new lawn?
Water immediately after laying down the sod. Water evenly and heavily so it feels like a sponge when you step on it.
When can I mow my lawn after it has been installed?
Wait two weeks until it's grown enough that it looks shaggy. Once ready, mow opposite to the steams.
How much sod do I need to order?
We simply need to know your square footage: measure the length and width of your lawn.
What is one key to success for establishing new sod?
Pre-plant fertilizer! Put it down before your sod, it will help it grow stronger and faster.
When can I walk on my sod?
Instantly! Just be careful walking on it after watering.
What's the most important thing I can do for a healthy lawn?
- Fertilize 3-4 times a year
- Overseeding every year or two
Should I put down seed or sod when doing my landscaping?
Seed works well if you’re patient and willing to wait, or sod if you want instant satisfaction.
I have a problem with overgrown weeds. How can I effectively manage them?
A healthy lawn will choke out weeds. Fertilize and fill in holes with grass seed to accomplish this. Keep in mind that weeds can still happen even on the most beautiful, established lawns.
What is hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is a sprayed-on application of seed and mulch. It can establish quicker and works great on any application, especially on hills and ditches.
Can I still lay sod in the Fall?
Late in the season (Fall) is one of the best times to lay sod. There is less heat stress, less need for water, and it goes right into dormancy, emerging in the spring looking green and lush.
When can I put my grass seed and fertilizer down in the spring?
We recommend waiting to put down your grass seed and fertilizer until the overnight temperature has been about 10 degrees Celsius for 2-3 consecutive nights. This is our guideline to ensure the soil temperature is warm enough for optimal germination and growth.