Top Ways to Prevent Disease in Sod During High Humidity

81380912 s 300x200 1Investing in a new lawn can be exciting. But if you want a healthy lawn, you can’t rush the process. Especially during the height of summer, humidity and heat provide a breeding ground for fungal diseases in the new sod. While you can’t do anything about the Florida humidity, you can take measures to ensure that your new sod remains healthy until fall.

Pre-Installation Preparation

Doing the proper prep work before installing fresh sod is extremely important, especially in the hot and humid summer months. You should only trust experienced professionals, such as ourselves, to handle the preparation and installation of your sod. This way you’ll be sure that all of the necessary preparation has been completed correctly.

Another important factor for protecting sod from disease is the actual harvesting and installation of your fresh sod. Our sod is harvested and palleted for less than 24 hours before being delivered and installed on your property. This can also decrease the risk of fungal disease in your new lawn.

Watch Over-Watering

You’ll need to water your new sod more often than it’s used to, and more often than that after the lawn is established. It is important not to overwater. When you come to us for your new sod, we’ll be happy to walk you through the appropriate way to water your lawn to avoid disease growth.

Anti-Fungal Treatments

Since you can’t control the humidity or other factors related to new sod, you can protect your investment of a new lawn with anti-fungal treatments. These treatments are readily available. And if you’re not sure which one is right for your grass, we can guide you. 

If you are tired of waiting to invest in your lawn, contact us today for more information about how we can adapt to install your sod this summer.