Restore Your Lawn with New Sod

Are you tired of fighting a losing battle with your lawn? Seeding, fertilizing, aerating, watering and continued maintenance are not always enough to bring a dying lawn back to life. Sometimes, you need to start from scratch with a new lawn that is healthy and just needs to be maintained. Sod can give your yard a makeover and create the lush, green lawn without weeds that you have always wanted.

Tips for Laying Your New Sod

While sod can give you a fresh start for your lawn, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t mean it is easy. There are factors you need to consider when installing your new sod, including:

  • Type of grass. You want a grass that flourishes well in your climate region, offers the right durability for traffic and growth levels that meet your maintenance needs.
  • Preparation. To ensure your new sod gets a good start, the proper preparation must be done. This includes leveling your area, sustaining the right moisture and treating the soil with weed prevention.
  • Timing. While sod can be installed any time of year, there are better times than others. Moderate temperatures are the best to help your new grass flourish. Spring and early fall when it is not too cold or too hot are the best times to lay sod.
  • After care. While sod is simpler than replanting, it does require after care to ensure the best results. You must maintain the right amount of moisture and protect it until it grows the root base needed for a healthy lawn.

To get your new lawn off to a good start, begin your new sod project with a visit to a quality landscape supplier that can help you choose the best sod and give you more tips to restore your lawn.

Posted on behalf of:
Green Brothers Earth Works
680 Franklin Rd, SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 590-8220

Summer is the Prime Time to Add Sod Dressing

Is your lawn lacking luster or uneven in areas? One of the ways to fix these issues is to add sod dressing to your lawn. However, not all times of year are ideal for adding sod dressing as the grass needs to be in a fast growing stage for the best results. Summer, usually between May and August, is when grass is at its peak growing levels, making it the best time to apply sod dressing to your yard.

When a lawn has low spots or is lacking the right top soil, it can affect the growth and beauty of your yard. Sod dressing, when applied correctly, can even out any uneven areas and add vital nutrients to your yard. Although this can be done in the spring or fall, summer is usually the best time to add this layer to your grass. To effectively apply sod dressing, follow these steps:

  • Preparing your lawn. You want your grass to be ready to accept the new soil for the best results. For some lawns, this may require thatching or aerating if there is more than ½ inch of thatch. Then mow the lawn as short as possible without damaging the grass, removing all clippings from the yard.
  • Adding sod dressing. Spread a half an inch sod dressing across your lawn except in areas that need filling where it may take a few inches of dressing to fill. Lightly use the backside of a rake to even the sod dressing and push it down into the soil. After the first watering, you may need to even out the dressing again until it is compacted.

Don’t miss out on the best time to add sod dressing to your yard. Call your local landscape supply to order your sod dressing now.

Posted on behalf of:
Green Brothers Earth Works
680 Franklin Rd, SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 590-8220