Buying Sod For The First Time? Here's What You Will Want To Know

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Buying Sod For The First Time? Here's What You Will Want To Know

21 December 2016
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If you want a lawn or landscape that is clean and pristine quickly, there is no better option than buying sod from a reputable sod company. These rolls of grassy turf are cut fresh every day and ready for customers just like you who need an attractive and healthy lawn in a hurry. If you have never purchased sod before, the whole process may leave you with some questions and curiosities. Here is a brief look at a few of the most common questions first-time customers tend to have about buying sod. 

Do you have to pick up the sod or can it be delivered?

You can arrange for sod pickup if you prefer, but most people do go with sod delivery. The large rolls of sod can be quite heavy, so without a rather large vehicle for hauling, it will be difficult to carry a great deal of sod on a regular vehicle. 

How big is one roll of sod?

A roll of sod can vary in size according to who the distributor is and the types of sod they have to offer. However, in general terms, rolls of sod are normally anywhere from between 220 and 270 square feet. Because these rolls are so large, they can be difficult to maneuver and roll out during installation without adequate machinery, which is why most homeowners choose to have the sod professionally installed. 

Once the sod is delivered, how long can it stay on the pallet?

While the sod that is brought to you is most likely fresh and cut that day, it is best to go ahead and get the sod down on the ground as fast as you possibly can. The longer the sod lays on the pallet, the more likely it will be that some of the plants in the root system do not get enough moisture, sunlight or airflow to stay alive. Plus, the moist and dense rolled material can retain a great deal of heat in the summer, which can also be damaging to the plants. 

How much does it cost to have sod installed?

Sod installation is usually charged by the square foot or by the roll, depending on who you have install the sod. It is always a good idea to get a quote for sod installation from the provider of the sod because in most cases, they will have package deals that will save you quite a bit of money for sod purchase, delivery, and installation. 

To learn more, contact a company like B & B Hoffman Sod Farms