Installing quality Georgia sod allows you to achieve a thick, vibrant landscape in time for spring. Sprigging or seeding your lawn requires years of careful tending to reach maturity, but NG Turf turfgrass has already been cultivated and nurtured by the best farmers in the industry. Laying sod in the spring gives your grass time to establish before the heat and drought of summer, making seasonal maintenance simple. All varieties of our Atlanta sod resist heat, drought, traffic, and disease, particularly our warm-season grasses.
One of the simplest ways to ensure fast turfgrass establishment is to prepare your soil. Nutrient-rich, tilled soil allows sod to take root and flourish, growing healthy and strong. Soil provides grass with the essentials of growth: water, air, and nutrients. To ensure your grass thrives, follow these steps to establish good soil for sod:
- Clear the area of debris like tree limbs, rocks, and inorganic matter
- Remove any patches of grass or weeds in the area
- Grade the soil to resolve drainage problems
- Till the soil
- Add topsoil
- Test the pH (optimal soil pH for sod falls between between 6.0 and 7.5)
- Apply a phosphate-rich fertilizer
- Rake or roll the area to even out the surface
Choosing the Right Sod
NG Turf produces a variety of turfgrass specific to use and location. Our fescue sod thrives in the winter, but doesn’t withstand the heat of summer as well as its warm-season counterparts. When laying spring sod, choose from our Bermuda, Centipede, and Zoysia varieties. Centipede forms a lush, durable blanket of sod that grows well in shade, needs mowing infrequently, and chokes out weeds without the need for heavy application of herbicides. Bermudagrass is a favorite for golf courses, sporting fields, and family lawns because of its versatility and resilience to heavy foot traffic. Zoysia grass, a longstanding favorite for elegant Georgia lawns, is growing in popularity among landscapers and sports management teams. Zoysia is springy, sturdy, and low-maintenance, which made this sod variety the ideal choice for the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Rio.
Have questions about choosing and installing spring sod? Call your Atlanta turfgrass suppliers today.