1. How long does commercial garden installation take?
On average, it can take one person approximately 1.5 hours to install one roll of sod. However, there are a number of factors that can either speed up or slow down the installation process. These include the number of people involved, their skill level and expertise, the size of the area that needs sodding, obstacles that may be in the way, and any other project specifics that need to be ironed out.
2. Can I install a sodding system myself? What should I do?
Yes, you can absolutely install sod yourself if you prefer to save a little money. Keep in mind, however, that commercial lawn maintenance in the GTA takes a lot of work and can be time consuming. New sod needs a lot of special care to germinate and establish a strong root system. It’s important to create a strict fertilizing and watering schedule and stick to it to ensure the long-term health of your grass. The old grass and thatch needs to be removed and the soil needs to be properly prepared before installing new sod. If you need more assistance or would like the sod installation done professionally, our Brampton property maintenance team would be more than happy to do it for you.
3. When is the best time to install new sod?
Spring and fall are the two best times of year to install new sod due to the cool, but not freezing cold temperatures of the atmosphere and ground. Sod can also be installed in the summer time, but more watering is required to maintain the cool temperature and hydration of the sod. The only time of year that sod absolutely can’t be installed is in the winter for obvious reasons. The ground is covered in snow and is frozen solid.
4. How do I determine how many rolls of sod I need?
To determine how many rolls of sod are required, you need to measure the square footage of your lawn area in feet. Multiply the length by the width of the lawn and this will give you exact square footage area space that needs to be covered. Once you provide us with the exact measurements, we’ll convert it into the amount of rolls of sod required to cover that area. This is all a part of our comprehensive and affordable lawn replacement services.
5. How should I prepare my outdoor space for sodding?
Preparing your outdoor space for new sod is important. Start by clearing out any debris such as organic and non-organic matter and remove the old grass. Make sure there are no obstacles that could get in the way of the sod installation process. If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to do this yourself, you can count on the commercial lawn management and maintenance services from FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC.
6. How do you maintain new sod?
New sod requires a lot of maintenance. It needs to be watered regularly and thoroughly. The soil should be moist to the touch at all times. Avoid walking on freshly laid sod until after it’s been mowed. Don’t water the soil right before mowing as this will make it too soft and unstable.
7. Is it better to fertilize your lawn before or after watering?
We recommend waiting about one month to fertilize your freshly installed sod. Water the sod thoroughly one day before fertilizing as this will help the soil absorb the nutrients from the fertilizer.
8. How long does it take from the time the sod is harvested to the time it’s installed?
Good quality sod should start to germinate around the two-week mark post installation and develops a fully established root system around the six-week mark.
9. What are the different types of sod grass?
The four main types of sod grass that thrive in Canada are:
- Canada bluegrass
- Kentucky bluegrass
Looking for professional sodding and grass cutting services in Brampton? Contact FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC.