Sod Services LLC
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of sod do you install?
We install Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue blends of sod.
Do you offer post installation treatments?
Yes, we offer yearly treatment programs for the lawn along with a tick and flea spray and an organic mosquito spray so you can enjoy your backyard. Our lawn care program consists of 6 Rounds starting in March and ending in late November. Our tick/flea program is a 4 spray program and our mosquito control is a 5-8 spray program.
What is the difference between Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue?
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. 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.
What type of grass requires more after care?
Both Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue require the same amount of water, fertilizer and mowing schedule.
How much do I have to water once installation is completed?
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.
What is the best time of year to install sod?
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 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.
Do you offer a warranty with the sod?
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.
Are your lawn care products safe for my well, kids and pets?
Of course! Our environmentally friendly approach to lawncare is “less is more”. All products are applied in accordance to label instructions. We use top quality products and our results show it. All follow up instructions such as drying times and when you can use the lawn again are printed on the paperwork that is left behind after each visit.
Do you offer anything organic?
Yes. We offer an organic mosquito spray program consisting of 5-8 applications throughout the season. The treatments are approximately 3 weeks apart.
When does your treatment program start and when can I start seeing results?
Temperatures in the soil and air play a major role in when things start to “wake up”. Typically, our lawn care program starts in early March and ends in November. We offer a 6-step fertilization/weed control program along with other treatments that can be added to your property such as grub control, lime, aeration/seeding, disease control and more. Each round has a 6-week window of when it will be completed. Every round is different, and most lawns will start to show improvement from round to round.
I have an issue going on with my lawn. Will you come out and take a look?
Absolutely. We offer unlimited service calls at no charge to the customer. That’s what we are here for. If you have a question or concern call or email our office and we will set up a time to come out and diagnose the problem. That’s our customer service guarantee.