Sodding

A beautiful lawn doesn’t happen by itself. Let us free your time.

“No Additional Charges: No Bin Costs, No Gas Costs, No Dumping Costs”
(Book before Season Starts Special Price)

How we sod?

Remove Grass

We remove the old grass with a sod cutter machine that strips the old grass and weeds to soil level so all the weeds and grass gets removed.

Level Surface

We level the surface by adding good quality soil and adding soil to the areas where is low and where more soil is needed.

Topsoil

We add good quality soil so the grass can catch smooth and nicely with the roots of the turf.

Level Topsoil

We level the topsoil with rakes and smooth the soil so its leveled and the water flows away from the house.

Place grass on topsoil

We place the 9 sqft Kentucky bluegrass rolls in a pattern and roll them out as close as possible so there is no gaps in between the sod and the soil.

Level grass

We level the grass with a heavy watered roller so the ground is levelled and smooth and the roots of the Kentucky blue grass sod is perfectly settled.

Water grass

We water after the grass is rolled so its moist and we get the best results.

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10 reasons to sod your lawn.

You’re an intelligent consumer. You want to understand both sides of a story before making a decision. You want to know the facts about sodding and hydroseeding.

1. Sod is a mature plant.
You really can’t compare turf with seed or hydroseed. Sod is a mature, nurtured and developed plant. Seeds are exactly that–undeveloped, immature plants. It takes us a year or more to grow our seed into the lush, green carpeting that you’ll see immediately upon installation.

2. Sod stops mud immediately.
If you have children or pets, take our advice: install sod. Seed and hydroseed take so long to cover the mud, you’ll end up with half of your new lawn in your living room carpet before the end of the first year.

3. Sod stops washouts.
Have you ever seen the turquoise ribbons of chemicals left in the street by a hydroseeded lawn as it was washed away by a rainstorm? These trails of washouts make a lawn surface bumpy and inhospitable to future grass seed. Sodding helps to control erosion from the minute it is laid.

4. Sod saves you time.
Since sod is a mature plant, it needs very little attention until it is a rooted– about two to four weeks after it is installed. Seed or hydroseed, however, will need your full attention for over a year– that is, assuming it does not wash out in the first big rain.

5. Sod saves you frustration.
Weather affects the outcome of everything you do with grass. There are other considerations in growing a good lawn too–fertilizer, mowing height, etc. At Red Hen, we’re the experts, and we know it takes more than one lawn to gain the experience necessary to avoid mistakes in growing grass.

6. Sod saves you money.
Water, herbicides, insecticides, fertilizer…all of these grass-growing aids cost money. And many novices will over-apply herbicides, fertilizer, and other products while they learn, through trial and error, how to grow their lawn. Allowing professionals to take care of these initial applications will save you a fortune.

7. Sod looks better because it has better genes.
Want to win the best lawn award? To do this, you must start with plants that are composed of exceptional genes. Kentucky bluegrass, the only variety grown at Red Hen, offers the best genetics possible.

8. Sod avoids herbicides.
Everyone agrees that minimizing the amount of chemicals in our lawns makes for a better environment. At Red Hen, we minimize the applications of herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals by taking advantage of our natural climate– cooler weather with early frosts. If you seed, you will likely need three or more applications of herbicides to keep the weeds from competing with the grass.

9. Sod is easier to grow on poor soils.
While you do not need excellent soils to grow sod, if you are beginning your lawn with seed, you will need top quality soils to start the plants off right. Fertilizer and water management become critical when you start from seed on poor soils. It takes more fertilizations to start seed, and it is a rare lawn service that will adjust to these conditions.

10. Sod is instant.
No hassle. No nurturing. No wait. Sod is an instant lawn of lush, green turf.

What type of grass we use and install for our clients:

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky bluegrass is what’s known as a perennial, cool-season lawn grass. This means it comes back year after year and grows most vigorously during the cool seasons of fall and spring. Compared to tall fescue grass, traditionally Kentucky bluegrass varieties have relatively shallow roots, which typically lead to lower tolerances for heat and drought. KBG has the greatest cold hardiness of all the common cool – season lawn grasses. Part of the charm of a healthy Kentucky bluegrass lawn is its rich emerald to blue green colour. Add to that its medium to fine texture, and a KBG lawn is both beautiful to look at and comfortable for bare feet.

Mowing Wing

Mowing wing the most important part of the mowing is never remove more than one-third of the plant. doing all of this causes the slow root growth and loss of colour of the sod. When grass is mowed often and at its proper height, it’s important which direction you mow your lawn. if you mow the same direction causes the blades to lean, then makes the clean cut a better cut. you have to sharpen your blade once a month because when you have a dull blade will cause tearing of the grass which makes the grass much harder to mow your lawn and looses colour.

Watering Your Grass

Morning is the best time to water grass .and avoid watering frequent short term watering in the night. And watering the grass in afternoon wastes water through evaporation and the heat because the sun keeps hitting the grass.

Fertilizing

fertilize your lawn once a month using a 21-7-7 or similar ratio. If doesn’t rain you can skip an application on the fertilizer. the most important fertilizer application is the one in the early spring. Kentucky bluegrass is very active with its growth period during this time. Fertilizing in early spring gives your lawn the full benefits of the nutrients during the entire time it is growing.

Our Service Technicians

Having any problems installing your sod, technical problems with Sodding your lawn or damaged sod. We have technician crews minutes away we will send them out to your property to assess the problem when you call us or email.