Key Questions To Ask When Looking for New Sod

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Buying sod is a major investment that will dramatically alter your home’s curb appeal, so it’s important to approach this purchase carefully. Ask all the right questions so that you can make the best decisions for your yard. 

Where Will Your Sod Come From?

Some sod “farms” don’t follow best sod practices. They’ll charge you a steep price for low-quality sod that they install improperly. This is why it’s critical to purchase your sod from a local, trusted sod farm like Council Growers.

Our commitment to the customer is to bring you specialty turf grasses beyond what is commonly available. Our farms are located near the Tampa Bay area, allowing us to generally have lower freight charges and provide better service to our customers.

When Should I Schedule Sod Installation?

Florida is a great place to live if you’re thinking about re-sodding your lawn. Unless we’re expecting extreme temperatures or a hurricane, sod can be installed almost any time of the year. New sod will always need watering during the first four to eight weeks to ensure that it will root properly. Too much water can result in disease, so be sure to follow watering guidelines for your sod.

What Is the Best Sod for My Yard?

Shade is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing the best sod for your yard. Use a Shade Scale to determine which type of sod will thrive best based upon the amount of shade your property receives throughout the day. 

Other considerations include:

  • Type of soil in your yard
  • Amount of traffic sod will endure
  • Appearance you prefer
  • Your commitment to watering and fertilizing the sod

A few popular sod varieties in Florida include Empire Turf, Perennial Peanut, Celebration Bermuda Grass, and Seville St. Augustine.

Council Growers Sod in Tampa has decades of experience cultivating high-quality sod with beautiful results. The Council family has more than four generations of experience helping Tampa-area homeowners improve their yards with the best types of sod.  Call (813) 633-8665 to learn more and schedule a sod appointment today. The Council team is here to guide you through your sod purchase.