3 Reasons Fall is the Best Time to Install New Sod

Are you a Florida snowbird? If so, then you are familiar with the seasonal patterns of the north, especially how grass becomes virtually worthless over the winter months. In states like Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania, very few plants can grow during the cold months. However, Florida is very different. Thanks to Florida’s seasonal climate nearly all year long, growth can take place any time. In fact, the autumn and early winter are the perfect times to install new sod in your Florida yard!

A Brief Reprieve From Insects and Diseases

Unfortunately, Florida is definitely known for having its fair share of plant diseases and pesky insects. From fungal diseases and brown patches to cutworms and chinch bugs, turf grass can become vulnerable to a variety of problems. Sod installation is ideal during the autumn and early winter because the majority of those bugs and illnesses no longer pose a threat to new grass.   

Rain Comes with the Cold Fronts

Florida is also known for its hot and humid weather. Fortunately, it’s common for the fall season to bring about some rain when the weather gets cooler. This rain is exactly what your new sod needs to really thrive. Rather than risking installing your sod during a summer heatwave, wait until the safer and easier cool weather.

Impress Holiday Visitors

It definitely doesn’t hurt to prepare your new sod just in time for holiday visitors. You can impress neighbors, family members, and friends with a freshly sodded yard that looks beautiful and offers more function than your old yard. Just be sure to use yard decorations carefully to avoid damaging your sod!

Don’t worry, you don’t need to become a sod expert overnight. Council Grower’s Sod is a Tampa sod pickup, delivery, and installation business that promises you the highest quality local sod to meet the needs of your yard. Call (813) 633-8665 today to find out more about Council Grower’s Sod, select the type of sod that will perform best in your yard, and schedule your autumn installation.