Landscaping is a gratifying experience. And with sod installation, the experience is doubly satisfying as you dirty your hands to transform a dry, barren, and visibly chaotic piece of land into a greener pasture and that too in a couple of hours. CF Landscaping comes across an amazing number of customers who approach them for sod lawns as a part of their landscaping. Student projects involving sod installations are the most recent example of how these landscaping aids for an easier and refreshing installation. Find out more on how sod is becoming an inevitable aspect of an aesthetic landscaping.
All you need to know about SOD installation
It is quite refreshing to see an increasing number of people adopting sod lawn as part of their landscaping venture. Sod is extensively used as lawn solutions in the construction industry to make quick lawns and also to lay quick fields in stadiums and golf courses. They are quite effective in improving the air & water quality, averting soil erosion, and also as cooling agents in garden lawns. The use of sod lawns to drain water as a flood prevention method is also much appreciated.
Sod installation is possible any time of the year, given the grounds are not frozen. The installations, however, depend upon the water content in the soil, excess of which may cause the sod roots to rot. Heavy shades are yet another reason for wet soil that can be highly damaging for sod. It is important to note that warm temperature is crucial for the sod to evolve roots, and avoiding temperatures below 25 degrees will be good for sod installation. Sod takes roots in a maximum of 15 days in summer and takes about 20 to 30 days in winter.
Although the sod installation may seem to be easy, wrong and hastening practices can make your installation a failure. Here is a quick installation guide for sod installation for your home lawns.
Quick installation guide for a perfect sod landscaping
- Level out the imperfect topography of your lawn.
- Measure your lawn area where you would like to do the sod installation and buy sod accordingly.
- It is advisable to sketch your area with measurements. The practice is essential for the suppliers to make the right assumptions and provide you with the right sod quantity.
- Loosen the lawn surface with a spade to a depth of four to six inches. Remove clods and clots. Add fertilizers and level the ground with a spade. Water the surface and ensure that the lawn is even.
- Install sod along the longest line and ensure that the ground is evenly laid out with sod. Water the turf adequately. Before installations, make sure that the irrigation heads are adjusted correctly.
- Water the turf regularly for at least two weeks until the sod takes root. Make sure to water accordingly depending upon the existing climatic condition.
- Overwatering can be harmful to your sod. Hence it is imperative to water the ground suitably. If your sod is not taking roots for two weeks, contact your sod dealer immediately.