Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of sod do you install?
A: We install Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue blends of sod.
Q: What is the difference between Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue?
A: Kentucky Bluegrass has a finer blade and a more uniform appearance. It is more drought resistant therefore, being better in areas that are exposed to full sun throughout the day. Bluegrass is more susceptible to disease however if treated properly can “bounce back” and grow back to fill in the damaged area better than Fescue can. Tall Fescue is a mixture of 80% Fescue and 20% bluegrass. Therefore, it has both fine and thick blades mixed together. It is also better for shaded or partially shaded areas. Fescue is more disease resistant however, if it gets a disease it must be treated and requires a bit more attention to get back to its original condition. Fescue is more durable and is used for areas with high foot traffic and pets. Each lawn is different and a type of grass will be recommended at the time of the estimate.
Q: What type of grass requires more after care?
A: Both Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue require the same amount of water, fertilizer and mowing schedule.
Q: Do you offer post installation treatments?
A: Yes, we offer yearly treatment programs and weekly maintenance. See our services page for more information.
Q: How much do I have to water once installation is completed?
A: Every lawn is different. Every lawn drains differently, and has a different exposure to sunlight. New sod should be thoroughly soaked for the first 3 days after installation. All lawns should be watered daily as needed and should avoid watering in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. Failure to do so can lead to disease and fungus.
Q: What is the best time of year to install sod?
A: There is no bad time to install a sod lawn there are just better times. If you have irrigation system there is no bad time. You just need to adjust your system accordingly. If you do not have an irrigation system and are watering manually you want to avoid the extreme heat months such as July and August. We install as soon as the ground thaws in early March and will do so until the deep freeze in December.
Q: Do you offer a warranty with the sod?
A: There is no warranty with the sod. The three most important things to keeping a lawn flawless are water, fertilizer and cutting. We offer yearly fertilizer programs as well as weekly maintenance to keep the sod looking the way it did when it arrived at your home. We can guarantee that the sod is in perfect condition upon arriving to the job site. It is cut fresh every morning and what is not used that day is disposed of properly.