Archive for the ‘Sod Installation’ Category
You’ve decided to invest in new turf. Once you’ve chosen the best grass type for your yard, it’ll be time for the sod installation. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, once your sod is laid, you’ll need to do all you can to encourage it to take root. The days and weeks immediately following your sod installation are crucial to a healthy and growing lawn in the future – not to mention, optimal sod care in the beginning can protect a notable landscaping investment. continue reading
If you are considering new sod for your landscape in Georgia, now is a good time to start thinking about what type of sod you’d like. While warm season grass can be placed any time of year, most varieties should be laid in the early spring for optimal growth. So now the question becomes – what type of sod is best for your particular needs and goals?
In general, there are four types of sod that are considered best for Georgia: Fescue, Bermuda, Centipede and Zoysia. These all seem to grow well in the Georgia climate, but they each offer unique pros and cons. continue reading
If you’ve recently invested in new sod, you are likely excited and anxious for an upgraded summer turf. However, as you’ve probably noticed, your sod must now take root and establish itself over the ground before you can let your kids and dog run across it with confidence. New sod requires special care instructions, including guidelines you should follow at certain points of time. continue reading
Are you considering new sod installation? Congratulations, you’re in for an instant landscape improvement. When it comes to sod, there are several varieties to choose from. Knowing which is best for your particular wants and needs is important. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you make the right sod choice:
What type of soil do you have? Examine the condition of your topsoil, is it rich or does it have a sandy soil bed? continue reading
Considering a new turf? There are many different sod options available, and it can be overwhelming to narrow down your choices. Topping the list of sod types is Bermuda Grass. Bermuda Grass is the most commonly used warm season grass in the United States. Despite its name, Bermuda Grass actually originated in Africa before it was brought to the southern states.
Perhaps the most talked about feature of Bermuda Grass is its ability to grow very fast. In fact, this is its worst and best attribute. If you want or need a grass that is easy to grow and you don’t have time to wait around, then Bermuda Grass is the way to go. Why does it grow so much faster than other sod types? Unlike other grasses, Bermuda contains rhizomes, which are underground shoots that regenerate new plants when they are cut up.
This regenerative power and speedy growth can also be looked upon negatively. In fact, Bermuda Grass is considered a weed by some people. It can even be difficult to get rid of since it can essentially grow a new plant every time it is cut (during mowing) as well as with seeds. Bermuda Grass can require some extra effort to keep it under control.
On the bright side, Bermuda Grass is rather resistant to pests. Before the insects have really done any lawn damage, the grass blades grow back. In addition, Bermuda Grass is also drought-tolerant, which makes it an ideal turf for athletic fields. Lastly, this “weed” type grass may also carry health benefits. Its antimicrobial and antiviral properties have proven beneficial for medicinal purposes.
Whether you see more of the pros or the cons of Bermuda Grass, the decision is up to you at the end of the day. Many times it comes down to personal preferences as well as your specific landscaping needs. If you are unsure which type of sod to lay for your home or business, contact the experts of Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. We are happy to discuss the advantages or disadvantages of Bermuda as it pertains to your yard.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone