How To Keep Your Sod Healthy
Spring in Florida is a time of rebirth and renewal. It’s not just the flowers and buds that are waking up from the frosty slumber of winter; it’s also your backyard. If you’re looking to get started on your gardening, then there are few things as exciting as putting down sod for your lawn. But how long does it take before you can walk barefoot on those lush green blades? How do you keep your sod healthy and growing strong? We’ll tell you everything in this article!
When choosing what sort of sod you want to lay down, consider the environment your home is in. Do you get a lot of shade on your lawn area? Are you in a common storm path? You can also research what kind of grass you already have, if any, and find the best type of sod for your area.
You should also prepare the ground before laying it down by making sure the soil is nicely watered and nutritionally balanced. This will make it easier for the sod to take root quickly.
You’ll want to take your time when placing the sod blocks to smooth out any bumps and make sure it all lines up. You should also try to keep off the sod as much as possible for a few weeks to make sure it can settle in properly.
Keep It Fed
When you first lay down new sod, it’s important to add compost to the soil. Compost contains nutrients that will help to keep your sod healthy than if it were planted without any fertilizer. You can get compost at your local garden store or make your own by collecting fallen leaves from your yard, mixing them with food scraps from the kitchen (such as bread crusts and veggie peels), then letting everything decompose for a few months before applying to new sod.
When adding fertilizer to your new lawn, try to use one high in nitrogen–this will help give the plants energy for growth during their early stages of life on their own turf. Be careful not to overdo it–too much fertilizer can cause damage rather than help!
A Steady Watering Schedule To Keep Your Sod Healthy
Sod is a living plant, so it needs water to survive and to keep your sod healthy. However, the amount of water your sod needs varies depending on many factors:
- The type of grass you have planted (i.e., St. Augustine versus Zoysia)
- The time of year and weather conditions at your location
- Whether your soil is sandy or clay-based
It’s also important not to overwater; this can lead quickly to root rot which will kill off any chance of healthy growth later down the road when its time comes around again next year! Watering frequency depends on weather conditions such as temperature/humidity levels throughout different seasons: summer months may warrant daily watering while winters might only require weekly coverage depending on how much precipitation falls within each respective season.
Sod is a great way to have a beautiful lawn. It’s also a good option for those who don’t want to spend time maintaining their lawn, or for those who don’t want to spend money on their lawn. Using sod provides the perfect solution for people who want a lush green yard without having to worry about keeping up with its care and maintenance.
You can have a beautiful lawn with healthy sod, but it takes time and effort. The key is to keep your grass well-watered and fertilized until it’s established. Once that happens, your sod will be ready for the long haul! And remember, the pros are only a call away if you need. We wish you success and hope you enjoyed this article on how to keep your sod healthy.