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Sod Installation Topics

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Home Depot Sod Prices

Prices of sod at Home Depot vary from location to location due to size, presentation, and variety of sod sold.

Landscape Installation

Color Variation In Residential And Commercial Lawns

Info on how to select the proper grass turf for your lawn

Fertilizing a Lawn

Chinch Bug Control, Damage and Treatment

Control and treat these pesky lawn destroyers.

Sod Installation Materials, Equipment & Techniques

Bahiagrass or Bahia Grass

Bahia Grass is a low maintenance sod used in warm costal areas because of its toughness and ability to grow in sandy soil.

Bermuda Grass or Bermudagrass

Bermuda Grass is one of the most widely used grasses in warmer regions. It grows from runners both above and below ground. It does poorly in shade. With poor water conditions it turns brown, but does not die. It turns green when watering.

Buffalo Grass or Buffalograss

Buffalo Grass is a warm season sod that grows only 4 inches which means it does not need to be mowed.

Centipede Grass and Carpet Grass

Centipede grass is most commonly used in the southeast region of the United States.

Varieties of Sod - Find the Right Type of Sod

There are many varieties of sod. Take a look at their qualities and uses, so you make the right choice for your lawn.

Sod Installation Definitions

What is a Sod Cutter?

A sod cutter is a machine or hand tool that removes sod from the ground.

What is a Sod Roller?

A sod roller is used to flatten or smooth out sod.

What is Sod?

Sod (also known as turf) is a thin layer of soil with grass growing on top of it.

Sod Installation - How to Guides

How to Calculate the Amount of Sod Needed

We have an easy method for calculating how much sod you need to sod or re-sod your lawn.

How to Care for Newly Planted Sod

Easy tips for maintaining your new sod lawn.

How to Choose the Right Type of Sod

If your are preparing to sod your lawn, success begins with choosing the right type of sod. Sunlight, climate, rainfall, use and maintenance are several things you need to consider.

How to Lay Sod

Seven easy steps to laying sod.

How to Use a Sod Roller

A simple explanation of how to use a sod roller.

Proper Measuring Technique for Sod

Learn how to measure the area for your new lawn.

Sod Installation - Questions & Answers

When is the Best Time to Lay Sod or Plant Grass Seed?

Early spring and early fall are the best times to lay sod or plant grass seed.

How Many Square Feet in a Pallet of Sod?

There are 450 square feet in a pallet of sod. Typically there are 165 rectangles that measure 16 inches by 24 inches.

Approximately how long should it take for one person to install a pallet of sod? (about 450 square feet)

Top answer: 1 to 2 hours

Can I lay sod over my existing grass?

Top answer: No

Can sod be installed in the winter? (when temperatures fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit)

Top answer: Never

Can sod be laid in the rain?

Top answer: In most cases

Can sod grow in the shade?

Top answer: In some cases

Does newly laid sod need to be thatched?

Top answer: No, never

How large is a standard size piece of sod? (width and length)

Top answer: 16 inches x 24 inches

How Long Should I Wait to Mow My New Sod?

Top answer: Two weeks

How many times a day should I water my new sod?

Top answer: 2 (twice)

How Much Area Does a Pallet of Sod Cover?

Top answer: 400 - 500 sq. ft.

How much does a roll of sod typically weigh?

Top answer: 15-30 pounds

How Much Does It Cost to Sod a Yard?

How Much to Lay Sod? (Per Sq. Ft.)

Is Bluegrass sod a good grass for a shady areas?

Top answer: Yes

Is it important to conduct a soil test before laying new sod?

Top answer: Very important

Is it possible to overwater my new sod?

Top answer: Yes

Is Sod Safe for Dogs?

Top answer: Yes, sod is safe for dogs.

What is the most common mistake people make when installing sod?

What time of day should I water my new sod?

Top answer: Morning (dawn to 9 am)

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

Top answer: Spring (early spring)

Landscaping Topics

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How often should I water my new plantings? (during the first month)

Top answer: Once a day

What is your opinion of the National Association of Landscape Professionals? (formerly known as the Professional Landcare Network)

Top answer: Favorable

Lawn Care Topics

Helpful Spring Time Tip: Moss Removal

Moss treatment

Is Lawn Care Dangerous or Hazardous? Does Lawn Care pollute?

With all the hype about pesticides and lawn care, is this truly polluting problem. Are these chemicals poisoning our environment?

Lawn Care and Weed Control

Turf grass are virtuous. Don’t let robbers take over your lawn.

The Future of Lawn Care Programs

Learn more about hybrid lawn care.

What is topdressing?

Lawn Seeding Topics

Cost of Lawn Seeding

Learn about the cost of lawn seeding and learn what to consider when hiring a seeding service to seed your lawn.

Lawn Seeding Cost Estimate Checklist

Use our lawn seeding cost estimate checklist when evaluating or requesting proposals from seeding professionals.

Overseeding a Lawn

Steps to overseeding a lawn in the fall. Overseeding is a valuable step, but one that is often overlooked. If you can spread the blades of the grass and see soil, your lawn could benefit from overseeding.

What is Overseeding?

Overseeding is when you spread grass seeds over an existing lawn, meadow, or garden to help encourage new growth.

Can lawn seed be harmful to dogs?

Top answer: In most cases

Do lawn seed blankets work?

Top answer: In most cases

How do I prevent birds from eating my new lawn seed?

How long should I wait to mow my lawn after seeding?

Top answer: You should wait to mow until the grass is 3-4 inches high.

How Much Does It Cost to Seed a New Lawn?

How often should I water my yard after seeding?

Top answer: Twice a day

Should I apply fertilizer after seeding my lawn?

Top answer: Yes, always

What is the best time of year to overseed my lawn?

Top answer: Late spring/Early summer

Will grass seed germinate if thrown on top of soil?

Would you recommend laying straw over newly planted grass seed?

Top answer: Yes, always

Would you recommend topdressing a lawn after seeding?

Top answer: Yes, always

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding (also known as hydraulic mulch seeding, hydromulching, or hydraseeding) is a mixture of seed, hydromulch, fertilizers, tackifers, and co-polymer gel that is sprayed onto the ground to grow grass, sod, and other forms of vegetation.

Hydroseeding Cost

Learn about the cost of hydroseeding and the factors that increase and decrease the cost of a hydroseeding project.

Can heavy rains damage my newly hydroseeded lawn?

Top answer: Yes

How Much Does Hydroseeding Cost?

How Much Does It Cost to Hydroseed a 1/4 Acre Yard?

Is hydroseeding more expensive than sod installation?

Top answer: Not sure

Is it possible to hydroseed during the winter?

Top answer: In some cases

What is the best time of year to hydroseed?

Top answer: Late spring or early summer

Lawn Treatment Topics

Lawn Treatment for Grubs

Learn more about the signs of a grub infestation in your lawn.

Spring Turf Tips

Here are some helpful tips to start the season.

Compared to lawn treatment professionals, homeowners tend to over apply pesticides on their lawns.

Top answer: True

How often should you fertilize your lawn?

Top answer: Twice a year

How Much Does Shrub Removal Cost?

What is a good price for fall cleanup?

Related Questions & Answers

Will some fertilizers stain my concrete landscape curbing?

Top answer: In some cases

What is the difference between fill dirt and topsoil?

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