The Benefits of Sod for Your Lawn

Sod can create an instant, beautiful lawn for a homeowner or business.  It can be the perfect solution in many situations.  To create a beautiful plush lawn, the sod must be properly installed and maintained.

There are considerations in preparation for laying sod for your new lawn.  Do you have an existing lawn to remove before you install a sod lawn?  If so, you must be very careful how this is done.  Killing the old, perhaps weedy lawn can make it more difficult than laying sod in a newly construction landscape.

Do you want to install an irrigation system for your lawn?  Before you put in the sod is the time to do this.  Putting in an irrigation system will help with the watering that will be needed whenever you install sod or plant new grass.  It will also help keep your sod in pristine condition when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating with the natural watering system.

What type of grass do you want?  You may want to consult a professional landscaper to find out what sod works best for your lawn.  Do you have a lot of shade or sun?  The microclimate of your particular land may need to be taken into consideration when choosing the type of sod that will grow best in your lawn.

How is sod installed?  The sod comes in pieces that must be place together.  Tightly fitting the pieces together will make a dramatic difference in the success of your lawn.  If the pieces of sod are not fitted together properly, you may end up with weeds poking their ugly little heads up along the seams. 

Some areas may need to be pinned down until the sod has taken root to the soil below.  This is particularly critical if there is a slope or a hill in the landscape.  Also if the area you are placing the sod on becomes extremely wet, the sod may slide or float apart.  A professional lawn care firm can identify and address the problem areas that may need to be pinned down.

Creating a beautiful lawn with sod is only a phone call away.  Let Joe Rebout’s Complete Lawn Care and Snow Removal help you create a beautiful lawn.  We service Janesville, Beloit, Milton, Rock County and surrounding communities.

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