Sod & Turf Installation

Basically, sod is grass that has already been planted, and the part of the soil beneath it held together by its roots or another piece of thin material.. Also referred to as turf grass, sod is sold in sections that are grass and soil held together by roots or other materials. This type of lawn is preferred by golfers, because it is lusher and grows more evenly. It is often longer than other types of grass as well. Seed is sometime preferred by most customers, and some like to use sod. There are all kinds of great arguments for using both, and really, it all comes down to simply being a matter of choice. Sod is more reliable than seed, which is one of the main reasons why it is so popular with home owners.

Service Features

Your lawn might have uncontrollable weeds or just needs renewing or you’re are experiencing barren patches on your lawn, never fear, laying sod will be the solution, with varying cost and  easy installation, it will leave you with a lush lawn. Our staffs will be provide you with the following necessary services:

  • Test your soil to determine if it is well-aerated soil with a pH that slightly leans to the acidic side (between 6 and 7.5),
  • Take measurements of your lawn, preventing you from overpaying for more sod than you need,
  • Introduce organic matter into the soil to help improve soil aeration and water retention, to ensure that the survival of soil organism,
  • Rake the surface of the lawn to create loose soil particles, ideal for the sod turf roots to sink into the soil,
  • Laying the turf end to end, while raking off any footprints made, aligning the edges of each sod together tightly while avoiding creating any overlap,
  • Pushing a lawn roller on the sod to firmly create a tight connection between the sod an soil beneath,
  • Water the newly installed sod thoroughly, a mow any overgrown grass on the turf leaving it even and fresh.


Sod should at twice a day, morning and evening, the recommended time for watering is 2 hours each till sufficient rainfall. A new sod requires at least 3/4″ of water. A practical way to measure the amount of water you give your turf each day is to place a measuring container on a flat surface, turn on your sprinkler and once its reached the recommended, you can safely turn it off. Overestimating the time of watering a sod would lead the turf to begin to turn brown quickly the next day this happens, solution is to reassess the watering times and cut back from over watering when you start to notice standing or puddle of water. Continue to water at this rate for approximately 12 days or until the grass takes root.

It’s recommended to let the sod grow for at least two weeks before you start to mow it, go slowly and cut the grass as high as possible to give the sod more green growth for photosynthesizing during the first few months. Watch behind you as you work for signs of movement or damage to the sod. P.S: Mowing before the sod is fully anchored often leads to the edges or corners of the slabs peeling up into the mower blades. This can ruin entire patches of the lawn very quickly.

We recommend the usage of organic fertilizer when fertilizing your sod, it needs to be done within the first the weeks. The common organic fertilizers used are ironite and milorganite and they can be found at any home improvement store near you. Only when the sod has rooted firmly into the soil can the use of chemical fertilizer be recommended for use, the reason is that chemical fertilizers are strong enough to burn the roots of the sod thereby killing it.