Sod Grass

Sod Grass, Sod turfHillcrest Sod Farms has been growing and selling quality sod grass for nearly half a century. Over the years, we have tried many varieties of bluegrass, and frankly, some of them we wouldn’t use again. For the most part however, we use certain standards and field trials that are tested and respected through out the industry, we can almost always as growers, deliver a product that meets the needs of our customers sod replacement demands.

Very often folks ask, “Is there a grass you sell that grows in the shade?” We can usually get a sense of how much shade covers the lawn based on tree canopy or relative direction to the sun. The grass type that does the best in shade is fine fescue, which does not grow with enough lateral roots to be harvested as sod. There are mixes grown in Michigan, of Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. What really ought to be studied carefully is if there is really ANY sun at all to sufficiently keep anything alive. Often establishing traditional Kentucky bluegrass sod and overseeding with fine fescue on a continual basis gives the application a “best of both worlds” solution. We have the best sod replacement and the best Grass Sod Prices

Our sod grass is grown on sandy loam and sometimes clay. It is almost always two years old, with rare exceptions like a terrific growing year. We harvest sod grass in both 18in x 6ft rolls and 24in x 5ft rolls. Depending on machine and field. We will always, especially after an installation, provide you with thorough direction to keep the plant alive. We want our customers to have great lawns and the tools required to keep those lawns looking as good as they do the day of installation. Making your lawn replacement project the best possible!

When can I install sod grass?

You can install a sod grass anytime during the year when the ground can be tilled and irrigated. There is no need to wait for a certain season to put in a new lawn. Click on Lawn Care Tips.

Is installing sod better than seeding?

Yes, sod takes less work than seeding and requires less water. Most seeded yards will need re-seeding or over-seeding when seeds do not germinate. Birds, soil erosion, and wind will take their toll on seed as well making the job very frustrating. A seeded lawn requires months of nurturing and additional water before it is established and useable. A sod lawn will be ready for use within a few weeks and will be green and attractive almost immediately after installation since it is already mature grass.

What if I have existing, unwanted or dead grass?

Remove all old grass by either renting a sod cutter or by hand using a shovel. Once you are down to dirt prepare your soil as suggested (link) soil preparation.

Can I just rototill the dead lawn into the dirt?

This is not advised for several reasons. The tiller will have a hard time breaking down the existing root system leaving you with the very clumpy ground to work with. The existing roots can also re-grow and create areas of unwanted grass in the new lawn. If you choose to go this route be sure to spend the time necessary to rake out all the large clumps and remove as much of the root material as possible, make the ground as smooth as possible. Remember, the better your soil preparation is the better your new sod will look.

Where to Buy Sod Locally?

Hillcrest Sod Farm

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