Sod and Grass Installation
If you have a lawn that’s been stubborn about blooming over the years, then you might want to consider sod instead. Sod provides an instant grass surface that is layered on top of the dirt to create an evenly-greened lawn. Many of our clients enjoy sod over other traditional types of grass because of its low maintenance and compatibility with most landscapes. If you aren’t looking for sod, we can also recommend other types of grasses that are popular and can be implanted to fit your maintenance and aesthetic needs.
Benefits of Sod
One of the major benefits of sod is that it provides an instantly visible solution to your otherwise bare lawn. Sod is sold in rolls and is then unrolled across your lawn to create an even and flat surface. Sod also requires less overall maintenance, which can include regular irrigation – something that traditional grass often requires. If your natural grass does not obtain equal irrigation, you may see yellowing or browning, or patches in your lawn. With sod, this is not the case. Sod can also prevent your lawn’s dirt from eroding, which is especially important if your lawn is multi-level.
Sod installation, as mentioned previously, is achieved by rolling out the sod onto a pre-prepared dirt surface. The dirt is usually loosened on the top layer using a rototiller before the sod rolls can then be placed on the dirt itself. Doing this step is important to ensure that your sod is later locked in place and does not slide or shift when walking, or move out of place with constant use. The sod rolls are then rolled around the edges of your lawn's perimeter, usually starting along the fence and lining the driveway or sidewalk. Your lawn will then need to be watered to ensure that it is hydrated and settled in with the rest of the soil.
Traditional grass installation can be done one of two ways, depending on what type of grass it is that you're looking for! You can choose from artificial grass or natural grass that will then take time to bloom and settle into your soil. This is a prolonged method. If you prefer more instant results, we recommend considering artificial grass and turfs that can be installed in a matter of hours. These artificial alternatives are layered into your lawn, much like sod is, and are installed with security, leaving you with a bright and green surface.
Lawn aeration is available for traditional grass and sod. The purpose of aerating your lawn is to promote circulation amongst your soil and your plants. Aerating the lawn uses a sharp device to penetrate the surface to generate more airflow throughout the soil. We recommend having your lawn aerated if you want to see a greener and thicker grass. You can do this in the springtime or before your lawn is about to blossom again. If you're looking to aerate sod, you'll need to have your sod installed long enough for the soil and plants to settle before it can truly benefit from aeration.