planting plants where they will thrive

« Back to Home

3 Things To Know About Sod Installation

Posted on

When it comes to your lawn, chances are that you want it to be lush and green. There are various ways to achieve this goal. You can plant seeds in order to grow a healthy lawn. However, the process of seeding your lawn can take some time. If you are looking for a faster way to get the lawn you are looking for, sod may be the better option. There are a variety of benefits to having sod installed. Here are three things that you should know when it comes to sod installation.

Your Options

The first thing that you will want to look into when it comes to sod installation are your options. First, you will need to make sure that you choose the right type of grass for your climate. Sod is in optimum health and is ready to go once it is put into place. However, you want to ensure that it will survive after installation. In areas where winters can be cold and snowy, Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Bentgrass are often used. For hot and humid climates, St. Augustine grass, Carpetgrass, Bermuda grass, and Centipede grass are often used. If your climate is somewhere in between, Kentucky Bluegrass, Annual Ryegrass, and Tall Fescue are great options.

The Cost

When it comes to the cost of sod installation, it will vary depending on the type of grass you choose, the size of your lawn, and the difficulty of installation. On average you can expect to pay between $0.90 and $2 per square foot for sod,  including both materials and installation. Landscaping professionals either charge by the square footage or by the hour for sod installation. Hourly rates for sod installation range between $45 and $75 per hour.

How Long it Takes

Another thing to consider when it comes to sod installation is how long it takes. While it is a lot faster than reseeding your lawn, it still takes some time. Preparing your lawn for sod in particular can be somewhat time consuming. Before sod is put into place you will need to till the soil, get rid of debris, and use a lawn roller to level the surface. This can take a couple of weeks. The good news is that sod installation itself typically only takes a few hours.

When it comes to sod installation, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to consider your options and what type of grass will work best in your climate. Costs for sod installation can vary but typically range from $0.90 to $2 per square foot. Installation time can also vary. Installation itself only takes a few hours but preparing the soil can take a couple of weeks.

Contact a company, like Wagner SOD Company, for more help.


Share