Q. What is the best grass for my lawn?
A. Depending on where you live can decide what grass might best suit your lawn and your environment. In the Greenville South Carolina area, we offer these 7 sturdy strains of grass: TifWay Bermuda, TifTuf Bermuda, TifBlair Centipede, Elite Tall Fescue, Emerald Zoysia, Zenith Zoysia and Zeon Zoysia.
Q. What is Zoysia Grass?
A. Zoysia Grass is widespread in the southeast Asia Pacific, and Australia. Because it is durable at a wide variety of climates, it is often used on golf courses for the teeing areas and fairways. Also, Zoysia is known to be resistant to disease and durable under heavy foot traffic.
Q. What is Bermuda Grass?
A. Bermuda Grass is not native to Bermuda, but it is dominant in the Southeastern portion of the U.S. Continent. It is also known as Crabgrass or Devils Grass. Strong and durable under heat and saline conditions, this grass is perfect for lawns at your home or business.
Q. What is Warm Season Grass?
A. Grasses can be called Warm Season Grass if they are especially durable in hot conditions. Some of the most popular warm season grasses are: Bermudagrass, St Augustine Grass, Bahia, Zoysia and Centipede.
Q. What is Centipede Grass?
A. Centipede Grass is well known for being easy to maintain and not needing mowed very often. It is a strong and durable warm season grass but has shallow roots and doesn’t do well in drought or cold situations.
Q. What is Sod Irrigation and Do I Need it for My Lawn?
A. Yes, you need to irrigate the new sod on your lawn. Typically, you want to add about one inch of water if there hadn't been rain. Be sure to take notice of your local ordinances about when, and how long you can irrigate your sod. Early in the morning is the best time to prevent evaporation, and to help it soak in.
Q. How Often Do You Have to Water New Sod?
A. Typically a lawn needs about one inch of water per week via rainfall or through irrigation. If you don’t have a sprinkler system that can spread the water out wide and evenly, make sure to do this by hand. If you don’t get enough water initially, sod might not take root, and then die. More water is better than not enough, but caution, you can over water your lawn as well.
Q. How Much Water is Too Much Water to Irrigate My Sod?
A. While new sod does need ample water, too much can cause the roots to rot and the sod to die. If your ground is soggy, stop watering. You can also lift up a corner of the roots and see if it is brown and dying. The best bet is to water early with a proper irrigation system, and use timers to control the water output. Check daily to see if ground is saturated and trim back watering times as necessary.
Q. How Long Does it Take for My Sod to Take Root?
A. The first two weeks are the most crucial. Once the shallow roots have taken hold, it might take as much as six weeks to get your new sod fully and deeply rooted. Make sure you properly irrigate your new sod and don’t over-water!
Q. How Much Does Sod Installation and Delivery Cost?
A. Every case is different. Many factors including how much sod is needed, to the type of grass chosen, and even the seasonal availability will determine the overall cost. The best thing to do is to give us a call so we can make sure we get those important questions out of the way, and then we’ll give you a quote in a timely manner.