As the coldest months of the year continue, Delawareans are barraged by a flurry of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. For some, however, this weather motivates them to get started on this spring’s landscaping projects. If your lawn is exceptionally patchy (or nonexistent), you may be considering sod installation. While the warm days of spring are still a while away, consider these facts about sod installation as you make your future plans.
Sod Installation Requires the Right Weather
In some parts of the country, sod can be installed at virtually any time of the year. Homeowners in Delaware, however, must wait for the right season. The cusp of late summer and early fall is widely accepted as the best time to install sod, followed closely by early spring. Temperatures are ideal during these times of the year: the soil is warm enough to encourage growth and root development without the risk of excessive heat and sun damage. If you’re champing at the bit to lay down some new sod, be patient! Contact your local landscaping professional and listen to their guidance on the proper time for sod installation — even if that means waiting for a month or two.
Sod Specifics: Watering, Mowing, and Fertilizing New Sod
Once your new grass is laid out, the hard work truly begins. Many homeowners and landscaping professionals err on the side of caution with sod, babying the tender grass until it is truly mature and well-rooted. This can involve keeping pets and kids off of the lawn, watering frequently, and waiting to mow for five weeks after installation or more. Homeowners and landscaping professionals must mow carefully, ensuring that the mower blades are not positioned too low. Things like aeration, fertilization, and rolling are also common during the early life of freshly-laid sod.
Why Working With Professionals for Sod Installation is Vital
One of the best things that homeowners can do with respect to their new grass is to work with a team of professionals. It may be tempting to pick up a truckload of sod from the nearest home improvement store, but sod installation requires a great deal of knowledge, patience, and expertise to be successful. Grading and leveling alone are critical for a healthy, well-draining lawn, and there are many other intricacies involved in getting sod to take root. If a new lawn is on your agenda, work with the professionals at Paul’s Lawn Service.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: February 5, 2021