For repair or new install, we can provide you with your choice of St. Augustine, Centipede, Bermuda, Bahia or Zoysia sod. We will prep your area first, which involves grading and leveling if necessary before the sod is laid. Once the sod is installed, irrigation will be checked and set for optimal watering, giving your new sod the best start possible on rooting. With residential and commercial sod install, you can truly "Love the lawn you're in."
Sod Care in Jonesville & Gainesville, FL
Once your sod is installed, it may appear to be like any other lawn. However, sod is still susceptible to drying out, disease and weeds. Therefore, caring for freshly laid sod isn’t the same as caring for grass. If you allow the sod to become too dry, you will have to replace it again.
There are several precautions you need to take in order to help the sod remain healthy and establish a sufficient root system.
- Refrain from mowing for 10 days
- Do not use a rake to collect excess grass clippings
- Irrigate sod to provide one inch of water daily for the first week
- Keep all animals and children off the grass for 3 weeks
- Apply fertilizer one month after installation
Sod Install In Gainesville: What to Expect
Laying sod correctly is a precise task that, if done incorrectly, can ruin your investment. As professionals, our team has experience in knowing what is required to ensure your sod becomes well established. Preparation is one of the most important factors in the process. We will remove all debris from the soil, till the soil, apply fertilizer to eliminate weeds, level the area and advise you on how to irrigate before the sod arrives.
When it comes to installation, our professional sod laying services in Gainesville, FL can properly apply your new sod. We will lay the sod down so there are no gaps or overlaps between sections and the pieces are staggered similar to bricks. Finally, we will advise you on the proper care for your sod beginning by helping you set up your irrigation system to provide your new lawn with adequate water.
Popular Types of Sod
As part of our service, we will help you determine an accurate estimate for the amount of sod your yard will require and inform you about the various types of sod you have to choose from. Each species comes with its own set of benefits depending on your preferences.
Centipede sod prefers direct sunlight and is considered low maintenance. After it is installed, it should receive water every day until the roots are established. Centipede grass takes about two weeks to take root. You can begin mowing your new lawn after the root system is developed.
After installing zoysia sod, it will need to be irrigated twice a day for the first three days, once a day for the next three days, and do not water it the last day. For the next week, water it once every day and on the third, every other day. During the fourth week, you can irrigate it once a week. In order to begin mowing, you should wait until your grass reaches three inches in height. This may take anywhere from three to five weeks.
Ideally, Bermuda should be placed between mid-March and November. After installation, irrigate it daily so that the top inch of the soil remains moist. Continue doing so until the roots take hold, which is typically about 10 days. Once it is rooted, you can begin mowing. Be sure to bag the grass clippings when you mow for the first few times.
St. Augustine grass is a durable species once established. In order to help it become settled, you will need to properly irrigate. St. Augustine grass requires water immediately after being applied and should be watered two times a day for the first seven days, then only once a day for a week. After approximately three weeks, you will only need to irrigate two to three times a week. This grass typically takes about 14 days to establish its roots. After the root system has matured, you can then mow it.
Bahia grass is most useful in preventing erosion in areas that have poor soil because it has a deep root system. It is considered low maintenance and thrives best in tropical climates, making it a perfect choice for Florida. This grass is famous for its “v” shape, and even though it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as other alternatives, it is resistant to disease and insects. When you use sod to establish it in your yard, you will decrease the chance that weeds will infiltrate as well.