Sod Installation

 

Sod Installation in Post Falls, Core d'Alene, and surrounding areas

Why Install Sod?

Sometimes residential lawns in Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene and nearby areas are in such poor shape that it makes more sense to start over with new sod. Also called turf grass, sod is fresh grass that has already been planted. It comes in sections held together with roots and other materials. Replacing your current lawn with rows of sod offers the following advantages:

  • You have an instant new lawn, unlike when you plant grass seed

  • Sod needs less water than seed to become established

  • You can mow your new lawn whithin 2-3 weeks

  • Sod takes root easily and produces more reliable results than grass seed

  • It’s not necessary to wait until a certain time of year to lay sod
     

With all its advantages, sod does have one disadvantage over grass seed. Many homeowners find it difficult to install on their own. The professionals at TruSeason have the experience needed to install new sod lawns. Customers enjoy the immediate satisfaction of turning a yard with dull, dying grass into one that looks attractive and healthy.

What to Expect During the Sod Installation Process

Laying sod involves several steps they include:
 

  • Install irrigation if not already present, or correct irrigation if that was the problem

  • Remove objects and debris such as tree roots or rocks to create a smooth surface

  • Install any desired edging, there are many choices including: plastic, brick, steel, or concrete

  • Depending on your soils condition, we may add a blend of topsoil and compost

  • Grade the soil surface to create a base for your new lawn

  • Apply lime to provide your new lawn with alkaline pH

  • Install the sod one row at a time

  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer two weeks after installation to help it get established

  • Water your new lawn
     

We recommend you water the new sod up to three times per day during the first two weeks to allow it to get firmly established. You can decrease watering if it rains or the temperature drops significantly. Our staff will provide you with complete aftercare instructions before leaving your home. 
You are always encouraged to call us with any questions 208-400-3364