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When is the best time of the year to lay sod?

Spring (early spring)
36%
Spring (mid spring)
16%
Spring (late spring)
6%
Summer (early summer)
3%
Summer (late summer)
11%
Fall (early fall)
16%
Fall (mid fall)
3%
Fall (late fall)
2%
Winter (late winter)
1%
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Question: When is the best time of the year to lay sod?
Top Answer (36% of 130 votes): Spring (early spring).

Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: In Colorado the weather changes quick and often so mid spring is ideal to allow time for the cold weather to leave and the ground to be past the last freeze.
J.D Landscapes & Designs Ltd.
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Best because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root.
ABPM, LLC
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod at any time during the growing season. The spring and early autumn are the best cool temperatures combined with occasional rain to help the sod quickly root.
Land Tech Landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Sod can be laid year round however, Mid-Spring is the more advantageous time because the turf is coming out of dormancy. It will root and grow together quickly. Also, we typically see more rain this time of year unlike in the middle part of the summer.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: The best time to install sod is when the turfgrass is growing so the sod will root into the ground and between sod sections as quickly as possible. The cooler temperatures of spring and fall are less stressful on the new growth. Planting in the summer is possible, but regular watering is a must.
Grass Kisser
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod anytime during the growing season, although spring and early autumn are best because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root. If you lay sod in summer, water at least once a day for several weeks.
Affordable Lawn and Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod anytime during the growing season, although spring and early autumn are best because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root. If you lay sod in summer, water at least once a day for several weeks. Begin by preparing the soil.
JK Michiana Landscaping
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Early spring is best time to lay sod, because there is alot more moisture to allow roots to settle in and not a lot of heat.
RB Home Solutions
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: The best time to plant sod is late summer/early fall. The temperatures are cooler, but the grass will continue to grow. Sod is a living and breathing form of life. The less stress it has on it during it's rooting period, the better your chances of having deep rooted, luscious green grass.
Galloway Land Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Frost danger is over and you get a full growing season
Lawn Rescue
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Sod is fragile and needs to be laid with a consistent weather pattern..preferably warm and wet days. in late spring reduces chance of flash frezzing in the morning
Night Landscaping
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Mid spring or early fall is a good time to lay sod down.The whether is cooler for the sod to grow also take root into the soil.
Mlt landscape care
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Sod can be installed at almost any time of the year. The best time to lay sod, however, is in late summer and early fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow. Spring is the second best time to lay sod and is the preferable time for warm-season grasses such as centipede, zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine that become dormant in the winter. Avoid installing sod in summer as the extra water required for establishment could result in blight and disease.
CG3 Landscaping LLC
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: You can't put down SOD on any soil and expect it to grow.Remove all rocks and debris from the area, along with noxious weeds. Aerate the soil to ensure it is not compacted. Correct drainage problems by grading so that water to avoid puddling in low areas and to ensure that water moves away from areas such as sidewalks and driveways. Correct soil deficiencies and improper pH levels by adding appropriate amendments, such as nitrogen and trace minerals, to the topsoil, to encourage root growth.
Pasquale Landscaping Professional Service
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: There's not a correct answer to choose because it depends on what type of grass it is. Whether it be a cool season or warm season grass.
Princess Lawncare Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Sod can be planted almost any time of year in the Southern United States. However, early spring or fall are the best times. The temperature is better for allowing the newly planted sod to establish its root system.
LaGreen Landscape
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: The best time to lay sod,is in late summer or early fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow. That way the sod will be able to be healthy and take root and not burn up.
C and M Integrity Services
Answer: Fall (late fall)
Explanation: With proper irrigation. Sod can be installed throughout most of the summer.
ZZK Property Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: The best time is late summer early fall when the weather is cooler but the grass still grows but it done properly it can be laid most of year if above 45 degrees
Team S.W Landscape Contracting LLC
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Installing sod will allow you to have cooler weather and damp conditions. The sod will have a better chance to root due to spring rains. The soil is at a warmer and will allow sod to grain a good root system before warmer dryer weather.
JA Miller Landscaping and Lawn care
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Planting in early fall provides grass a good opportunity to grow prior to winter. Then the sod has the entire spring to take hold before it has to suffer through a summer of heat.
ProMatcher.com
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Spring is a good time, however think about it.. sod will adapt to the environment where it is installed, as long as the site is properly prepped with amendments as needed, to give your sod the best chance of survival. We install sod year round for many years and have a great success rate!
Sod Sales Direct
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Climate is more suitable for root growth in our area
JVs landscaping
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: really anytime except winter. Too wet or frozen ground are an issue including the sod farms are unable to cut.
Dansons Landscaping, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (mid fall)
Explanation: No so early a late frost will hurt sod and not too late that an early frost will hurt sod! Feed it!
Natural Expressions Tree and Landscaping
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Phoenix Arizona, has one of the best climates in the country. And although we don't have snow and ice like other cities on the winter, most grass is dormant during this time of year. (with exception of winter grass on existing lawns) So our springtime which starts a little earlier than most other climates is perfect to install new Sod. It will root, and really begin to get green for the peak of spring and give you a beautiful lawn into the summertime.
Green Leaf Landscape
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Sod is a hefty investment, so it is critical to prepare the planting area and tend the turf with care. You can lay sod anytime during the growing season, although spring and early autumn are best, because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root. If you lay sod in summer, water at least once a day for several weeks. Begin by preparing the soil. Remove twigs, stones, and other debris littering the surface. Break up soil clods that are larger than 2 inches in diameter. Fill low areas with good quality topsoil. If the soil is sandy or full of clay, work in organic matter. Take advantage of this opportunity to improve the soil; it's easy to add amendments when the soil is bare. Smooth the soil with a stiff garden rake. Finish preparing the area by compacting it slightly with a sod roller (often available through your local landscape equipment rental outlet). Lay sod on a cool, overcast day to minimize plant stress. If you lay sod in the heat of summer, moisten the surface of the planting area before putting down the turf. With the help of a few friends, you can get the sod down in a hurry and have fun along the way. Stagger strips in a bricklike pattern, and be sure that all pieces fit tightly together. A utility knife or sharp spade is handy for cutting sod to fit irregular areas. Once the sod is in place, run the sod roller over it to eliminate air pockets. Water it immediately, then water daily (depending on rainfall), moistening the soil to a depth of 4 inches, until the sod takes root (in 2,3 weeks). Avoid mowing sod until it has firmly rooted. To find out if sod has rooted, gently tug at it. If you feel resistance, roots are anchored in the underlying soil.
Evergreen Sod and Landscape Company
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Late summer or early fall temperatures are cooler less stress on sod
Chatham Property Maintenance
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: the weather is better for new growing
affordable lawn care of brighton
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: 1-888-602-9995
allplanters
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (mid fall)
Explanation: Heat is hard on sod.
STOCKTON FARMS
Answer: Fall (mid fall)
Explanation: Fall is the optimal time to lay sod in our area due to the cooler temperatures and allows the sod ample time to properly root.
3 Sticks Lawn Care
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Sod is a cool season grass and doesn't stress out with cooler temperatures
Sodfather
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Cooler weather
Sibila's Landscaping
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: During this time of the year sod requires less water... We still have the mid 80 days which the sod needs the heat to attain a strong root but having to water less will help you save money on your water bill...
The Sod Man
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Fall is the best planting time for this area. Your sod will have time to take root during the cool Fall Season.
Anthem Landscape & Design, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Early fall is too a good time when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow.
Fidel Romero Landscape
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Sod can be put down any time of year but the best time is late summer or early fall, while the roots are still growing. During this time temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow.
Grassholes Lawn Care
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: The weather is still cool and moist. The dry season has not hit yet so the sod will have plenty of time to take root.
MJ Lawnscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: you want the sod to have enough stimulated root growth to take. If you plant too early, the sod may not come out of dormant cycle as well. Too late, and the sode doesn't have time to adjust to new soil. You can plant at many times, but you need to be careful of water and fertilizer treatmentss
SG Landscape and Outdoors
Answer: Fall (mid fall)
Explanation: Cooler temperatures
Aguiar's Landscaping
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: If dealing with cool season turf, early fall is the best time to lay sod. This will insure plenty of root development before the next spring so it can endure environmental stress and weeds can be managed with pre and post emergents.
Outdoor Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: because in Florida this is when the rain begins
G&K Lawn Maintenance
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Due the climate area we live in
T & A lawn care Svc
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Late summer is the best time to establish Kentucky bluegrass, creeping bentgrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass from seed. Between August 15 and September 15 is optimum seeding time in the northern half of Indiana, from September 1 to September 30 is optimum in the southern half of Indiana. It is critical to seed as early as possible within these windows. You likely cannot seed too early and even when seeding within these windows, waiting one week later to seed may mean the stand will take two to four additional weeks to mature. The primary reason that late-summer seeding is preferred is that it maximizes the time for the grass to establish before it faces the heat and stress of next summer. Even though a late-summer seeding requires frequent irrigation, limited weed and disease pressure, warm soils, and moderating air temperatures encourage quick establishment.
A VETERAN LANDSCAPING SERVICES
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: This is the time of year that all plants receive a extra watering with plenty of sun and all the dead things off plants from fall and winter have fertilized the dirt giving a extra boost for plants
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Installed properly in early spring gives the sod a good jump on the hot summer months to follow and the roots will be established.
Doc's Custom Landscaping
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: late Spring is the best time to lay sod because of cooler temperature and relative good amounts of rain. This helps the grass grow strong.
G&C Property Services Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod anytime during the growing season. But Early spring after the last freeze is the best. Another good time is fall. Either spring or fall provide cooler temperatures that will promote growth.
DG Lawnscaping
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: This is the beginning of the growing season.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
Answer: Fall (late fall)
Explanation: The Fall is the perfect time to plant your sod because the temps are cool but ideal for grass germination.
CT Lawn & Landscape, INC.
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: When the weather is not so warm and it dont dry out as quick
zj's estate maintenance LLC
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: The best time to install sod is early spring so the sod can establish a strong root system
Angel's Landscape & Lawncare Services
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: It is best to sod in mid spring because temperatures are still cool and will give the root system a chance to get established before the warm summer temperatures.
Graf Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Fall time is better as it gives more time to establish without heat and water issues. Sod can be installed in the spring time as well summer is risky but can be done.
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Although sod can be laid in most months of the growing season without any problems, if I had to choose and advise my customers of the best time to lay sod it would be mid-spring.My main reasoning for this would be twofold. First, freshly laid sod needs consistent watering for 2-3 weeks. Mid-spring is normally when automatic sprinkler systems are turned on making this easiest for the home owner to manage. Two, mid-spring, assuming we are laying the sod on a bed of organic-rich topsoil, is when the organic materials in soil are most active, an important element for sod producing it's own nutrient requirements.
Take It Easy
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: install after last frost when plants start to grow and it's not to hot that it will burn.
border 2 border landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Best between spring and autumn
Desert Gardens landscape & irrigation
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: good to lay sod
tsz expressllc lawn service
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Temperature and more rain turf is also at its best peak roots are growing faster
American Dream Landscape, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (late fall)
Explanation: sod can be laid year round however the optimal time for success and minimal watering expense is in late fall in cool temperatures.
EarthScapes of Liberty
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Best time to lay sod is late summer or early fall. Grass is still growing at this time and you won't have to worry about summer drought. If laying warm season grass (Bermuda) you would want to do this in the spring.
Kidd Curbing & Landscaping
Answer: Summer (early summer)
Explanation: If homeowner does not have a sprinkler system, it is best to install new sod during the rainy season.
Heavenly Gardens Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Temperature is cooler but grass continues to grow
Ideal Lawns
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: By laying the seed in early spring, it should allow the newly installed sod to get plenty of water from mother nature. Lowering the water bill for the homeowner.
Tamed Lawn Care
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can really sod all year round in Florida. It is all about watering. Making sure you get water on it every day to develop root system. Once that is done. You then taper watering off to get roots deeper in soil so they can get moisture deeper.
Chris stone
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (early summer)
Explanation: Summer is a little better but any time of year in Florida is a good time to lay sod.
VentureScapes
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Anytime the grass is actively growing and the ground is not cold, sod can be laid. Early spring is the best, but can become established anytime before Halloween.
Southern Homes & Gardens Landscaping
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Rooting and establishment is best in cooler weather and the beginning of the growing season
Bayside Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod anytime during the growing season, although spring and early autumn are best, because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root.
Martinez Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: Summer (early summer)
Explanation: Installation of sod should be installed in cooler months as to not to adversely effect the new lawn by heat. It's important to use lots of water as so as the lawn installation is completed and not mow to mow for a minimum of 21 days.
Evergreen Lawn Services
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Spring and early autumn are best, because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root
GLOBAL ADVANTAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: When the temperatures are starting to cool and moisture is available, sod will have the best chance of long term survival.
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: When you lay sod really spring is always the best time fall can be great as well depending on the conditions
D&M Landscape & Design
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: The best time of year to plant sod is either in the early spring or early fall when temperatures are low and rain is likely. This will reduce the turf stress after your installation.
The North Coast Environmental Group, Inc.
ProMatcher
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