Feel free to navigate the different types of grasses we offer under the "types of sod" above. Along with researching the type of grass that has the look and feel you want, find out which grass will do well in your climate. It is very important to decide if you need a shade tolerant grass or a full sun grass. FYI, shade tolerant grasses do well in full sun. If you need help, just give us a call at 407-399-1174.
2. Do the prep work.
You'll need some tools, which may require borrowing, renting or buying if you don't already own them. Start by removing the existing ground cover. Till the soil and level the ground with a rake, with the goal of getting the ground as flat and even as possible.
3. Keep it cool.
On the day of delivery, start laying the sod early in the morning, especially if your area has extreme temperatures. Keep the sod cool and moist to the touch, sprinkling it lightly with water to keep it cool.
4. Start at the edges.
Lay the first piece of sod along a straight edge, such as a sidewalk or side of a building. Get the sod as tight to the edges as possible so it doesn't dry out and the roots die.
Lay the second piece of sod as close to the first without overlapping or crowding. Don't stretch the sod.
5. Keep leveling.
Continue to level the ground as you lay sod, using the back of a rake to prevent bumps.
6. Cut ends of rows cleanly.
At the end of a row, roll out the sod over the edge and cut off the excess with a knife. Don't tear the sod, which could damage other areas.
7. Water your new lawn.
It is important to keep your new sod moist over the first couple of weeks until the roots establish. Do not over water your new grass, over watering can lead to a fungus.
Enjoy the fresh air, work on your tan, and once you are finished with your project you have the satisfaction of knowing you accomplished your new yard all on your own!! Or just call us and we can come out and take care of the hard work while you sip on a cold drink in the hot Florida sun.