Sod Lawn Installation
Tired of your dirt and weeds? Get an INSTANT lush lawn!
Call the crew that has installed over 65,000 square feet of sod in a season!
CHOOSE SOD OVER SEED
|The ONLY way to an instant green, healthy lawn||4-6 weeks before you can walk on it|
|Weed-free!||Weeds grow along with the seed in your dirt|
|Pets can be on the sod immediately||Pets cannot disturb the seeds while germinating|
|Requires very little maintenance to establish||Requires a lot of maintenance to establish|
|Weather will not effect the new sod||Rain and wind may wash away the new seeds|
|Can be installed almost year-round||Not recommended in summer or winter|
A normal timeline for a sod installation project:
- We start with a free estimate at your property where we’ll take measurements, see what kind of access there is, and discuss your project/timeline with you.
- We email over the quote for you to digitally sign.
- Once signed, you get on our schedule!
Installing the sod:
- We start with scraping up any existing turf/weeds to create a clean slate, if necessary.
- We bring in and spread new soil (a sandy loam and compost mix) to amend the existing soil. This gives the sod a great foundation to grow into.
- We deliver the sod, which is a premium Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass blend specifically formulated for the Pacific Northwest environment.
- We lay the sod rolls in a staggered pattern (like bricks) to avoid long seam lines, both for aesthetics and to stop water runoff.
- We roll the newly placed sod with a weighted roller to remove air pockets and create a firm root-to-soil contact.
- You enjoy your beautiful lawn!
Most sod projects take 1-3 days. We charge $1.10 per square foot for the sod (for the material, delivery, and installation). Additional costs include scraping any existing turf and spreading the new soil.
*** We do not install sprinklers. However, we HIGHLY recommend a sprinkler system for your lawn.
Creative Edge– 509-928-8297
We are also happy to work with any other companies you choose. We can act as the contractor in contacting/scheduling with them, or you can save some money and contact them yourself.
HOW TO CARE FOR NEW SOD
Watering is the most critical step when trying to establish (root down) your new lawn! Start watering your new lawn IMMEDIATELY. If allowed to dry out, new sod will shrink up, turn brown and die. If adequately watered, the roots of your new sod will penetrate the wet soil faster and root down quicker. Water for 1 hour on the first irrigation cycle. This should wet the new sod and the soil beneath to a depth of four to six inches. Once the lawn and soil are thoroughly wet, water 2 to 4 times a day, keeping the sod moist. The length of time to water will depend on how hot it is. When the days are very hot, then give your new lawn some extra water in the afternoon to cool it.
An easy way to tell if you are applying the right amount of water is to pull a piece of the sod back and check the moisture content. The sod and soil should be moist. If you take a handful of soil and squeeze it, it should stick together. If excess water squeezes out, you are watering too much. If the soil does not stick together, then you need more water. The new sod should feel spongy wet the first week. Walking on the sod will not harm it, but if you are sinking in, stay off, so you do not leave depressions.
Keep watering on this schedule until the sod has rooted down. If you can’t pull the sod up, then it is rooted down. After it is rooted, your sod will need less water. Water deeper (6 to 8 inches) and less frequently (1-2 times per day for 20 minutes each time per zone). Until your sod is rooted, avoid heavy use of your lawn. This will keep the sod smooth and allow roots to fully develop. Mow for the first time after the sod has rooted down. Mow often (at least once a week), keeping the blades on your mower sharp. Set the mower to cut about 1/3 of the grass height.
The first round of fertilizer should be applied as soon as possible. Use a Triple 16 (16-16-16) to start with. It is important to give your lawn the nutrients it needs by fertilizing every six weeks. An easy way to remember is every major holiday (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day).
With proper care, your new sod will increase the value of your home, while helping the environment and remaining a great asset for years to come!