Are you looking to spruce up your outdoor space? Installing sod is a great way to get a vibrant, full lawn instantly. Whether you’re looking to make your backyard more family-friendly, give couples a romantic spot for date nights, or just boost overall curb appeal – now is the perfect time to finish your yard out with healthy, vibrant sod! Whether it’s a Bermuda, Fescue, Zoysia, St. Augustine or Centipede, we can walk along beside you as your lawn grows. As any homeowner knows, planning ahead goes a long way when renovating an outdoor area. Late Winter and early Spring are the best times to lay sod in Southeast Virginia. Particularly with Fescue, if you wait too long and it gets close to Summer, it becomes a little bit harder to keep it going. It can be done, but February, March and April is the ideal time to start thinking about what kind of lawn will best fit both your lifestyle and budget. Read on for tips and tricks that can help you make this important decision quickly and easily.
Introducing the Benefits of Installing Sod During the Late Winter and Spring Season
If you’re looking for a lawn upgrade, installing sod during the late winter and spring season is the way to go! Recent studies have suggested that installing sod during warm months helps conserve water due to its shallow root system versus other common lawn solutions. On top of that, this low-maintenance solution is sure to bring your lawn back to life before you know it! Get ready to transform your yard with this climate-friendly option.
Types of Grasses that are Good for Installation During Warmer Months
With the warmer months getting closer, it’s still a good time to look into installing some new grass for your lawn. The most common type of grass to use during this season is warm-season grasses such as Bermuda grass and Zoysia grass. These are easy to maintain, provide excellent coverage, and do great in areas that receive lots of sun. Installing warm-season grasses now will give your lawn that beautiful deep green look you have been wanting all year. Now get out there and start sprucing up your lawn with some fresh sod!
How to Prepare Your Lawn for Sod Installation
Preparing your lawn for sod installation is an important step to ensuring a successful layering of grass. Sod installation is perfect for a quick, lush lawn that’s ready to play on in no time! Before you jump into the process, it’s essential to have your soil tested and aerated, remove any existing vegetation or rocks, properly grade and compact the soil, and make sure underlying utilities are identified and marked. Once that’s taken care of – you’re ready to start with some warm season grass sod! Have fun and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful, lush emerald lawn.
When is the Best Time to Install Sod
We can install sod during any time of the year. Late winter and early spring are best if you’re doing Fescue sod, just because the watering will be less and the roots will be stronger once it gets warm. See our page on Fescue grass to find out more information.
Installing during this time window is ideal as you’ll have plenty of time for the existing ground to settle before extreme weather conditions start coming around later in the year. Plus, it also gives a better chance for the roots to get established so that your turf is healthy and strong from the start. Late spring and early summer are the best times to install sod for warm season grass, but really any time is good. If we lay Bermuda sod during the winter, it will be dormant and brown. Once the weather heats up, it will turn green.
Now’s the perfect time to begin sprucing up your outdoor space with freshly laid sod!
Tips and Tricks for a Successful Sod Installation
Sod installation can seem daunting, but with the right preparation and expertise it can be surprisingly easy. If you choose to go the sod route, contact United Turf first and foremost – they’ll provide you with valuable advice on when and how to schedule your installation for optimal results. Grass installation during warm seasons, such as summer or early autumn, are best suited for most grasses which means you will have a great selection of grass types to choose from. That said, proper post-installation maintenance is key for any successful sod project. Watering deeply in regular intervals, proper mowing techniques and reseeding new patches of missing grass diligently all play vital roles in achieving a lush, healthy lawn that you can be proud of.
Aftercare Advice – Keeping Your Sod Looking Great Throughout the Year
Installing sod is a great way to instantly transform your outdoor space! But of course, after you’ve put in the hard work of laying it down, you want to ensure that your warm season grass looks as lush and vibrant throughout the year as it did on day one. Aftercare for sod consists of regular watering and mowing, along with occasional fertilizing. Additionally, make sure to monitor the area and get rid of any weeds that appear, as those pesky invaders can create competition for water and nutrients. While keeping up with these tasks can be a bit of an inconvenience, it’s worth a little extra effort because you’ll get to enjoy healthy looking grass for years to come!
We offer quarterly service on our customers lawns to make sure that everything is growing well. We really do care about our customers, and we will even come help patch part of your yard, or make sure you have the knowledge you need.
Contact us at United Turf and we will come look at your lawn with you, and determine what option is best for you. There are a lot of variables in determining what to do with your lawn such as how much you can water it, take care of it, shade vs. full sun and more. Call us at 757-376-0799 or visit our Free Quote page to get started!