Now that you have a lovely and lush sod lawn to flaunt, it is extremely important to know how to keep it healthy while your neighbours go green with envy. Follow the right steps and you and your family can enjoy a thriving sod lawn all year round.
TOP 4 TIPS to MAINTAIN A SOD LAWN
After you have completed your sod installation, keep in mind these 4 simple maintenance tips:
Watering: A well-hydrated lawn grows better and thrives more. Watering is crucial during the early stages and even after the roots have been well established. Initially, water the sod lawn thrice during the day especially early morning and at least once a day during warm weather to keep it from wilting or drying.
Mowing: Mowing has to be timed right or it can hamper growth of the lawn. Ideal time to mow the lawn is 2-3 weeks after sod has been laid.
Fertilizing: Along with watering and mowing, fertilizing is an equally important step in maintaining a sod lawn. Use a ‘sod or seed starter’ right after sod has been laid to boost the sod’s growth; also, regular fertilization keeps the lawn healthy and blooming.
Watch out for drying or paling sod: Paling or drying sod can be due to dehydration or too much traffic in the initial days that can cause harm to the roots. Quick fixes include watering more frequently and keeping children and pets off the sod lawn until it regains health.
CAN I REVIVE DEAD SOD?
In one word, no, you cannot revive dead sod. Sod replacement is a better solution and should be done immediately to prevent further decline.
WHEN to RE-SOD or RE-SEED?
Re-sodding can be done at any time if the soil is prepped well, however, late summer is a preferred time as cooler weather promotes the better establishment and lesser drying. Re-seeding should ideally be done in early summer, either April or May or late summer around mid-August to mid-September.
HOW to CHOOSE THE RIGHT SODDING COMPANY?
Vest your trust and money in the right sodding company that understands your requirements, offers you the latest techniques, gives you a wide range of sod varieties, and provides you expert advice to make an informed decision. With over 15 years’ experience and hundreds of happy and returning clients, JHC Landscaping offers the entire spectrum of landscaping services to its customers. They provide customized solutions to all landscaping needs and are backed by a team of skilled professionals and specialists. Open 7 days a week; call JHC Landscaping today at +1-416-779-6655 for a free consultation and evaluation of your lawn.