When weak, sparse lawns suffer from the summer heat, insect infestation, or other problems, sometimes there is just no bringing them back to life.
If you are tired of looking at that tired lawn or even if you are having land clearing done and have to start a new lawn, now is the time to install a beautiful, affordable, and efficient sod lawn.
Once the hottest days of summer are in the past but the chill of colder weather is not yet a threat, new sod can take root in time to rest over the winter and then grow back in force when spring returns.
Why Is Fall The Best Time to Plant Sod?
Fall is the best time of year for installing sod to give it the best chance to root and survive, so it is the time when lawn and land clearing companies prefer to do it since there is less of a chance of the sod dying.
It is still warm enough that the delicate roots will grow like crazy with ample watering, yet not so hot that it will go dormant like many types of grass do, or end up dried and burned.
Facts About Planting Sod
What is involved in putting in sod this fall?
If it’s time to revive your lawn with sod it starts with basic land clearing to remove the existing dead grass so the sod has a fresh layer of soil to grow into.
Then, the contractor just lays in the sod and waters it heavily, something you will have to keep doing from the time of installation until late fall when the grass naturally goes dormant for winter.
By then, the sod will have rooted enough to safely survive the colder weather until the warming of the soil in springtime reactivates that growth.
Get Your Yard Ready For A Great Lawn Next Spring!
Sod installed this fall means a beautiful, lush lawn next spring and summer.
It is an easier, less expensive, and less time-consuming way to get the lawn you have always wanted with a fraction of the work of seeding.
With a correct installation done by a landscaper or residential land clearing service and good care afterward, your sod will grow deep roots and become a healthy, permanent lawn. Just don’t wait too long to call a contractor to do the installation. The window for putting in sod in the fall is only a few weeks so there is plenty of time for the sod to start rooting before the cooler weather arrives.