What exactly is Sod?
Sod is simply grass and a small part of the soil beneath it held together by the root system.
Like any other crop for sale, sod must be first grown and then harvested. Because there are some restrictions to travel and drying out, most sod is grown and sold locally by small farms such as ours.
This mat of grass and soil is typically then cut and transplanted to another, where it can be used to quickly establish a new lawn or grassy area. Sod is often used for landscaping purposes when an instant and uniform grass cover is desired, rather than waiting for grass seeds to grow and establish naturally.
Sod is commonly used for residential lawns, sports fields, golf courses, and other areas where a lush and well-established grass surface is desired without the wait that seeding would require. It provides an immediate and aesthetically pleasing solution for creating a green and functional outdoor space.
The grass really is greener on our side.
The Benefits of Sod
Newly installed sod offers immediate gratification. Handled and installed properly, new sod generally takes just two to three weeks to root well and become established.
Our high quality grown sod has no weeds. It also outcompetes weed seeds that try to move in early on.
Once the sod roots establish, it's ready for normal lawn traffic, including entertaining, play, and pets.
Sod can be installed anytime in the growing season. Sod roots fastest when laid during the period of peak growth for the type of grass involved.
Although buying sod may require a bit more of an investment than seeding, over the long run a seeded lawn can cost more. Seeding requires years of intense care to achieve the look of a lawn laid with sod.
On slopes or areas with erosion problems, sod works as a blanket to help hold soil in place from the start.