Sod Jacksonville Fl

When you want to have the perfect yard, sod is honestly the best way to go. It is the easiest way to having an absolutely beautiful yard. You will have rich and healthy yard that is guaranteed to have the whole neighborhood talking. Having sod installed in your yard will transform your yard from a simple piece of grass to a marvelous place to enjoy a family barbeque, playing ball with the kids, or just basking in the sun on a gorgeous day.

Having sod installed in your yard can be a very satisfying and rewarding event in landscape enhancement. Sod should be stored in a shaded and/or covered if possible. Lightly mist the pallet(s) of sod during the course of installation especially when exposed to direct sunlight and wind.

It is best to have your yard or area(s) of your yard prepared before delivery. Soil depth should be anywhere from 4 to 6 inches with good drainage under the soil. Make sure you rake in your starter fertilizer and do not let sod just sit on top of your starter fertilizer because it can cause damage to your more tender and young roots. Be sure to rake out the surface of the soil as smoothly as possible. Dampen the area where you are having sod installed. Sod will root faster to a cool and moist soil condition rather than a hot dry soil condition.

Stagger your sod strips in tiers or lines. Be sure each strip touches the next but does not overlap the next strip. Try not to leave gaps between the sod strips. Gaps will allow air to get in between the strips and dry the edges out. Not good. The resulting scheme of the sod strips should resemble a brick-like pattern. Be sure to frequently water newly installed sod, About 1 inch daily. When the sod has rooted into the soil which is usually between 10-14 days, sod should receive at least 1 inch of water per week.

Mow your yard as soon as it needs mowing. A suggested mowing height is about 2-2 ½ inches. Fertilize your yard after the sod has fully taken root into the soil which is usually about 5 weeks after installation. Use a complete fertilizer, one containing nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Be sure that your fertilizer is watered-in! Follow the applying instructions on your fertilizer bag and don’t risk burning your soil with too much fertilizer!

A heavier application of fertilizer is suggested for late fall. This will aid root growth for winter and promote a quicker green up in the spring. Weeds and insects can travel to your yard from nearby places. A preventative maintenance will ensure that your yard will not fall these annoying things. Your local garden nursery should carry materials necessary for proper maintenance.

You’re going to want to talk to your yard after a proper sod installation is complete. Sure it won’t help, but it won’t hurt either! Treat your yard as expressed in this article and it will bring years of enjoyment and beauty to you, your family, and your home.