New Sod Care Tips

As we shift from winter to spring, it’s time to consider how you will improve the appearance of your home this year. Nothing makes a more dramatic statement than fresh new sod in your yard. 

After all, the type of grass growing in your front yard has a major impact on the overall curb appeal of your house. It’s important to select a premium type of sod to quickly transform the look and feel of your property. 

Why Choose Sod?

You have many choices when it comes to maintaining the grass around your yard. You could try to cultivate the natural grass already growing, but most Florida homeowners find this to be extremely challenging. 

Prep Your Yard for Sod.

Laying sod isn’t quite as easy as simply laying a carpet on the floor. It requires preparation, and the better your preparation, the more attractive your final product. 

First, select a sod that is known to thrive in your specific climate and amount of sunlight. Some types of sod grow better than others in the shade, and some can endure chillier weather with more success. Empire Zoysia, Floratam St. Augustine, and Celebration Bermuda are just a few of the most popular sods utilized in the mild Florida climate. 

Next, start pampering your soil, so it contains balanced nutrients and holds a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Since the soil will directly determine your new sod’s ability to flourish, this step cannot be ignored. Limestone can raise low pH levels, if needed, and compost can provide important nutrients. During this step of the process, it is also important to roughly grade your lawn to eliminate drainage problems. 

Hire the Right Company.

A professional and local sod farm will deliver and install your sod to ensure it is properly placed, rooted, and ready to grow. Council Growers Sod, located in the Tampa Bay Area, has been farming sod since the 1980s and provides all customers with the highest quality sod directly from the farm. Call them today at 813-633-8665 to start your own sod installation process!