To Sod or Not to Sod? Understanding When to Get Professional Sodding

If your lawn is looking distinctly worse-for-wear or you’re thinking of putting new lawn down in your garden, investing money in professional sodding is money well-spent. When done well, sodding can help to establish a lawn, enabling it to integrate successfully. Without sodding you run the risk that your lawn simply won’t take, and all you’ll end up with is a lot of dead, unattractive grass at the end of it!


Preparing to Sod

If you’re keen to get the lawn growing, you may want to move things along quickly, before the best of summer is over. There’s a reason for this. Once your lawn has been sodded, it will need at least a couple of weeks to sit quietly, to enable the roots to settle. However, this is considerably quicker than simply growing lawn from seed!

However, it’s important to note that the summer months are not ideal when it comes to sodding. We generally recommend that, if possible, you hold off until later on in the year, when temperatures have dropped a little; as this gives your lawn the best possible chance of success.

The Risks of DIY

It may be tempting to have a go at sodding yourself, but be warned, it is harder than it looks. An expert not only knows how to lay sod properly, but also knows how to work within your existing environment to create an aesthetically pleasing, even finish. Without this inside-knowledge, you might end up with a rather patchy effect.

Hiring the Sodding Experts

If you’re keen to create the perfect lawn area in your garden, it’s time to talk to the professionals. Council Growers Sod are the experts in all things related to lawns and sodding, and if you’d like to find out more about our services, please get in touch with the team by calling 813 633 8665.