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

Spring (early spring)
36%
Spring (mid spring)
20%
Spring (late spring)
7%
Summer (early summer)
3%
Summer (late summer)
10%
Fall (early fall)
14%
Fall (mid fall)
3%
Fall (late fall)
1%
Winter (early winter)
0%
Winter (late winter)
1%
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Question: When is the best time of the year to lay sod?
Top Answer (36% of 168 votes): Spring (early spring).

Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: The best time to lay your new sod is when night temperatures range between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. With this particular range, daytime air temperatures should be at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
Florida Lawn Masters
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: We have rain
Bayareagardenservices
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: You will be most likely to get a better looking lawn if you lay sod in mid spring. It will adapt to its environment much quicker and you won't have to worry about watering if it's raining out.
Lawn And Maintenance.com
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Early spring or early fall. Cool temps with rain help root the sod quickly. Lay sod in summer water at least once a day for several weeks.
Lawn Ranger
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: While it is always nice to plant sod in early spring to take advantage of the ample rains and cool days. Zoysia sod can be planted well into the Summer if you plan on adding some water. Don't be scared to plant late. The best time to plant your Zoysia lawn is now.
Main Street Mowing
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Turf coming out of dormancy, temps low and likely to have rains.
Warco Landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: By mid spring your at optimal temp and rain fall for soding. Early fall would be the second best time to sod based on temps and rain fall. Watering can replace rain fall in dry areas.
HENLOPEN LANDSCAPE
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: You can also do it in the early winter, the second choice would be spring.
Roots 'n Shoots LLC
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: You can lay sod anytime but the best time for the best results are spring and early fall.
Webber Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root.
Hardscaping Plus
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: You can install sod at anytime of the year. You should water it constantly when first installed.
Dedicated Lawn Care, LLC
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: This time of season gives sod a really good start with out the struggles of our Texas heat.
J&A Landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Temperatures are cooler at this time of the year, plus it give time for the root system to develop and prepare the the hot summer. A big plus also is the rain received at that time of the year
A++ Lawn Care and Landscaping,LLC
Answer: Fall (mid fall)
Explanation: Depending on the type of sod you go with. If it is cool season turf you the best time is early spring or early fall. If it is warm season turf it is best to lay sod in late spring or early summer.
Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC
Answer: Winter (late winter)
Explanation: Rain, it's sunny, best climate
Live Oak Landscape & Concrete
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Because required les water vs. summer
Sunshine Landscape & Irrigation inc.
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: It's best to lay sod during the early part of Spring because this is generally the season with the most rainfall, thus providing the sod with enough rain to help it grow.
Valleys And Peaks Landscaping, LLC
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Bermuda sod is the best to lay out in early spring.
Mayer Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Sod can be installed at almost any time of the year. The best time to lay sod 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.
Cuttin Up In Acadiana LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: The temperature that does not affect the route and it is a rainy season that helps the grass grow and establish more quickly
Carders Tree & Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Early Fall Sodding allows the roots to develop properly without the stress of heat. This timing is also better for root establishment to take place throughout the fall, winter, and spring resulting in good health for the summer months.
Premier Lawn Care
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Late spring when night time temperatures are above 60 degrees
Pinnacle Landscape and Maintenance
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Raleigh St Augustine the most popular Lawn Grass locally can be laid any time of the year and thrive as long as it is watred.
Haley Enterprises
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Because the ground isn't so hard and The Roots can germinate
Goins Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: Days are cooler which won't stress the new sod.
Top Shelf Landscaping
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: Early spring is the best time to lay sod because you can depending on the water source. Try to plant it in the cooler months so the roots can and establish a strong root system.
T&S Lawn Service
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Sod can be installed year round if proper steps are taken to establish the root system. Homeowners can’t place sod atop any kind of soil and expect it to grow. The ground where the rolls will be place should be prepared before laying sod rolls. 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.
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (late spring)
Explanation: Almost any type of sod can be planted in Georgia year-round, but there are optimal times of year for growth. Warm season grass needs to be planted in late spring or early summer to give the roots a chance to get established before hot summer begins. Cool season grass should be planted in early winter.Also sod must be planted within 48 hours of the time it is harvested.
McDonough Mowing
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: or early fall. cooler temps
MR JOHN LAWN TECHNICIAN
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
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.
Anytime Lawn Care LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: Warm season grasses should be planted between May and June. Cool season grasses should be planted between June and August.
Honzo Landscape Company
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Fall (early fall)
Explanation: The best time of the year to lay sod is in late summer and early fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow.
Torres Landscape Inc.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: When temperature is cooler but grass continues to grow
Mendoza's Lawn Care
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (early summer)
Explanation: Best result early sumer. Cuz the temperature
progreengardeners
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Summer (late summer)
Explanation: Late summer is preferred because warm temp promote germination and then cool temp and short days are good for further growth.
Nolan enterprises
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (mid spring)
Explanation: By installing sod at this time we gain the benefit of less watering to the frequent rain fall of the season which aids in immediate germination of the root system.
ADT Lawn Solutions
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Spring (early spring)
Explanation: South Florida...will get the benefits of the spring and summer rains
Coral Springs Nursery
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.
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