Placing down fresh sod is an excellent way to get the green grass you’ve been searching for. In a sense, you’re giving yourself a whole new lawn, without the waiting that usually comes with lawn care!
Sodding or re-sodding your lawn can also help with erosion, as the sod will attach itself to the soil and create a firm surface. We recommend residents reach out to Scott Lewis’ Gardening following large storms or heavy rainfall, as this is typically when your lawn is in its most vulnerable state. Replacing your sod at the right time could be the difference between a lawn that struggles to keep its colour, and one that is lush, green and healthy.
How Scott Lewis' Gardening’s Sodding Process Works
There are a few obstacles when dealing with a sodding project, namely irrigation systems, utility lines and pipes. These can disrupt the rooting process, so Scott Lewis’ Gardening is meticulous when we examine your lawn. Scott Lewis’ Gardening won’t waste your time – if we find any of these present we’ll work hard to find a solution. We want your lawn to flourish as much as you do, so we won’t cut any corners.
After we remove the existing lawn, the work really begins. We’ll carefully till the earth and remove any rocks, stones or other debris that may prevent the sod from fully taking. Next, we’ll assess the soil and, if necessary, give it a boost by adding in some compost. After that, we make sure that the lawn is level and even, so the finished product will be uniform. If your lawn is sloped or you live on a hill however, don’t worry. Sod is still an excellent and viable choice, and can still flourish when laid on an angle.
Before Scott Lewis’ Gardening lays down the layer of sod, we always make sure to put down a layer of fertilizer, which will give the sod a boost as it gets going. By using slow release fertilizer, the sod will receive extra nutrients over a sustained period of time, rather than in one short burst that will see accelerated growth and then stagnation.
The final step in the process is to lay down your new sod, and to wait for the fruits of your labour to pay off!
Sod Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Before we lay down your new sod, Scott Lewis’ Gardening will analyze the climate and conditions and find the type of sod best suited to your area. After all, what’s the point of going through all the steps to rejuvenate your lawn if in a few months you’ll be seeing the same problems as before?
We recommend different types of sod depending on where you live and how much time you’re able to dedicate to maintaining it. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to lawn care, so Scott Lewis’ Gardening takes your needs and schedule into account when recommending sod.
Give Us a Call Today!
If sodding sounds like the solution to your lawn care woes, contact Scott Lewis’ Gardening today. We’ll do a consultation, and if you’re interested in what we have to offer we’ll get your grass green in no time!