Is Most of Your Yard Just Dead Grass? Use Sod to Get a Beautiful Lawn Again

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If most of your yard has dead grass, this can take away from the aesthetics of your home. Fortunately, you can get a beautiful lawn again and you will not have to wait for seeds to grow by using sod. Below is some more information about this so you can determine if this would be right for you.

Information About Sod

When manufacturing sod, the seeds are planted and the grass is grown before it is sold to the consumer. When purchasing sod, you will find it sold in sections, and the grass is held together by its roots, as well as other materials. The grass grows evenly and it is a lusher green than traditional grass you grow by seed. You can find different types of sod also, so you can match the current grass in your yard if you are not replacing all the grass.  

Benefits of Sod

Besides having a beautiful lawn much quicker, there are other benefits of choosing sod over grass seeds. You can install the sod any time of the year, and because sod already has strong roots when you buy it, it takes root better when you lay it. You will not have to worry about weeds, as weeds will not grow through sod. Sod also does not have to have as much water as grass once it becomes established so this can save you time and money.

Installing Sod

Unless you are installing sod on a large area, such as a few acres, you can install it yourself to save money. The first thing you should do is remove any rocks or debris from the soil. After this, add some grass fertilizer to the soil before you lay the sod to provide the grass with food. This will be the only time you need to use grass fertilizer.

You can purchase sod at garden centers and they will deliver it to your home. On delivery day lay the sod as soon as possible as you do not want it to dry out. To install the sod simply unroll it and lay it where you need it.

Once it is laid, water the sod thoroughly so the ground is completely soaked. During the first week, water your new lawn at least twice a week if you do not get any rain. After this, you can start watering every other day for about two weeks and then let mother nature provide your new lawn with water. Of course, if you have long drought periods, water the lawn yourself.

If you do not want to lay the sod on your own, you can hire a contractor to do it for you. This will ensure it is done correctly. They can also give you some tips on how to properly care for your new lawn. To learn more, contact companies like B & B Hoffman Sod Farms.

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