SOD DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION SERVICES IN THE BARRIE AREA
You can trust your lawn to Smilsky Sod Farms Ltd. We grow a healthier and hardier sod from our tried and tested practices, innovative techniques and—of course—our family knowledge going back to 1948. We have the expertise and equipment to meet your sod delivery and installation needs in Barrie and the surrounding areas.
Rather than waiting and worrying for your seed to grow, let our professionals take care of it—all you’ll have to do is mow it. After we deliver and install your fresh sod, we can come back and water it for you as a part of our installation service. We also offer fine grading, ground preparation and seeding of larger areas.
BENEFITS OF SOD
Sod is a versatile landscaping material, widely used in various projects such as professional sports stadiums and parks due to its convenience and rapid establishment. Other advantages of sod are:
IMPORTANCE OF PROPER SOD CARE AFTER DELIVERY
Proper care for new sod is crucial to ensure its successful establishment and long-term health. After sod delivery, following a few key steps to promote root growth are essential.
Watering: Immediately after installation, water the sod thoroughly to ensure proper soil saturation and encourage root development. Watering should be done daily or as needed to keep the sod consistently moist but not waterlogged. This helps prevent drying out and promotes root growth in the soil.
Avoiding foot traffic: Minimizing foot traffic on newly laid sod for the first few weeks is vital to prevent damage and allow the roots to establish in the soil.
Mowing and maintenance: Once the sod has firmly rooted, usually after a few weeks, it's time to start mowing. Regular mowing helps maintain the health and appearance of the sod.
Fertilization: Proper fertilization is essential for the overall health and vitality of the sod. It's best to conduct a soil test to determine the specific nutrient requirements of the sod and then apply a balanced fertilizer accordingly. Follow the recommended application rates and timings for optimal results.
Weed control: Weeds can compete with the newly laid sod for essential nutrients and moisture. Regularly inspect the sod for any weed growth and promptly remove them. Use appropriate weed control methods, such as manual removal or selective herbicides, to prevent weed infestation.
Monitoring and adjusting watering: As the sod matures, it's essential to adjust the watering frequency and duration. Gradually reduce the frequency but increase the duration of watering sessions to encourage deeper root growth. This helps the sod become more drought-tolerant and less dependent on frequent irrigation.
After sod delivery, proper care is crucial to ensure its successful establishment, vibrant growth, and long-term health. Following these care guidelines will help the sod develop a strong root system, resist pests and diseases, and maintain its lush green appearance. If you have any inquiries, feel free to visit our sod farm or give us a call.