Everything You Wanted to Know About Sod Installation

Posted on March 18, 2022

With spring around the corner, it is time to start thinking about lawn care and revitalizing your landscape. From seeding to trimming, spring clean up can tend to be a tedious task for many. With that in mind, there are many questions circulating about the topic of sod and the installation process. Today, your lawn care team at Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry is here to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about sod installation in Newton, MA. 


What is sod? 

Put quite simply, sod is still grass. In full, sod is the top layer of grass and the rooting of the grass that it needs to grow. It is most commonly used in lawns for homes, businesses, or schools. In addition, sod is used in golf courses and sports stadiums. The purpose for sod to be used instead of grass seed is that it is quicker and easier to use. This is especially if you have a large chunk of dead grass in your yard. 


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How long will sod last after it has been cut?

The answer to this question depends on the time of year you are getting the sod. During the warmer months of spring and summer, sod will last about 36 hours after being harvested. However, fresh-cut sod can last about 72 hours after being cut in winter. This is the time from the farm to your home or business. After your new sod has been placed, it will take around two weeks to fully root to the ground. During this time, it should not risk a threat of drying out and dying if it is correctly installed. 


What maintenance is required?

After your new lawn has been installed, you want to make sure that you water it right away to ensure that it does not start the process of drying out. You will want to water your sod twice a day in 20 minute cycles for about two months. This will allow the sod enough time to root deep into the ground and fully thrive. In addition, you must account for rain and snowfall when watering your new lawn. After the two months are up, you should be able to develop a regular watering schedule and fertilization while not allowing high traffic in your yard. 


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Staying in the know with Cataldo Landscaping.

At Cataldo Landscaping, we want to make sure that you stay in the know of everything happening to your yard during any of our visits. No matter what project calls us in, we remain in close contact with you during the who way to ensure you that your vision is being heard and created. Our staff is well trained, professional, detail-oriented, and attentive to your needs and satisfaction level. 


Have more questions on sod installation in Newton, MA? Contact us today at 781-304-8900.