Over the next few months, you are going to get quite the reality check when it comes to your lawn. Chances are that as the snow begins to melt, you’re going to notice that the grass that remains looks dull, broken, and less than appealing. If you want it to get back to the condition it was in last year, or even surpass it, you might want to consider putting down some sod or hiring a professional to do so. If you don’t know much about sod or how it helps to make your lawn look and feel better, continue reading below.

The Types of Sod You Can Choose From

There are several types of sod that you can use when you are attempting to give your lawn a new lease on life. They are as follow:

  • Centipede

    This type of sod is relatively low maintenance and is used most frequently in warmer areas of the country. We would not recommend this for your New Jersey lawn.

  • St. Augustine

    This grass tends to be a one of a thicker variety and so require minor maintenance here and there.

  • Bermuda

    This thick grass requires a lot of sun if it is going to thrive. For the most part, it is used as turf.

  • Zoysia

    This is extremely high-quality grass that requires a good amount of maintenance. This is often best grown in areas that have relatively low temperatures.

Which Type Is Best For You?

As you can tell, each type of sod is a bit different. This means you have to take many different things into consideration when you are choosing the right one for your yard. This is just another perk to hiring a professional lawn care team to do the job for you. However, in case you insist on doing it yourself, here is what you need to know.

  • Temperature

    If you live in an area that gets not much rain or has extremely high temperatures, there will be grass types that are able to thrive, while others will struggle greatly.

  • Uses

    If your lawn gets a lot of foot traffic or if you are needing to cover a large area, there is sod that will work better than others.

  • Sun Exposure

    Some of the available types of sod require a lot of sunlight if they are going to thrive. This is something to take into consideration when you are choosing the right type of sod for your home.

  • Management

    If you are not willing to take the time to take care of your lawn, some of the sod you can choose from will not be ideal as it will require a good amount of maintenance.

Preparation and Installation

Once you decide which type of sod you want to use, you’re going to need to prepare your soil before you lay the sod down. Be sure that you rake your entire yard so that the ground is flat and even. You will also want to make sure that there are no rocks or pebbles that will cause issues once the sod is put down. You can also put down a starter fertilizer on the soil that is either in liquid or granular form to aid the soil once the sod is put down.

If there is anything that you will take away from this post, it should be that installing sod should not be done on your own. While it may seem like a simple process, we promise you that you will regret not getting the help of a professional if you choose to DIY. Call Lawn Connection today and find out how we can assist you.

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