How much sod do I need?
The amount of sod you need depends on the area you want to cover. Measure the length and width of the area in square feet and then add about 5-10% extra to account for cutting and fitting. Lochland AG & Turf will help you order the right amount of sod to meet your needs. Contact us to learn more.
Do I need to pre-order sod?
Yes. We generally require 24 hours notice since we cut the sod to your order specifications on the day it will be delivered.
What types of sod do we offer?
Lochland AG & Turf’s sod blend consists of 90% tall fescue and 10% Kentucky Bluegrass, featuring a variety approved by the University of Maryland. This blend offers a combination of the following characteristics:
- Tall Fescue (90%):
- Tall fescue is a cool-season grass known for its durability and drought resistance.
- It typically has a coarse texture and forms a dense, lush lawn.
- Tall fescue is well-suited to a wide range of soil types and growing conditions.
- It can tolerate moderate foot traffic and is relatively low maintenance compared to some other grass species.
- Kentucky Bluegrass (10%):
- Kentucky Bluegrass is a cool-season grass prized for its fine texture and rich green color.
- It has a spreading growth habit and forms a dense, attractive turf.
- Kentucky Bluegrass is often used for its aesthetic appeal in lawns and landscapes.
- While not as drought-tolerant as tall fescue, it can thrive in cool, moist conditions.
By blending these two grass species, Lochland AG & Turf aims to offer a sod variety that combines the durability and adaptability of tall fescue with the aesthetic qualities of Kentucky Bluegrass. Additionally, the fact that the variety is approved by the University of Maryland suggests that it has undergone testing and meets certain standards for performance and suitability in the region’s climate and growing conditions.
When is the best time to order sod?
The best time to order sod is typically in the spring or fall when temperatures are cooler and there is more moisture in the soil. This allows the sod to establish roots more quickly.
How do I prepare for sod delivery?
To prepare for sod delivery from Lochland AG & Turf, we recommend removing any existing grass, weeds, and debris. Grade the soil to ensure proper drainage and a level surface. It’s also a good idea to amend the soil with compost or other organic matter to improve fertility.
How soon should I lay the sod after delivery?
Our freshly grown and harvested sod should be laid as soon as possible after delivery to prevent it from drying out. Ideally, it should be installed within 24 hours.
How do I care for newly installed sod?
To keep your new sod healthy, we recommend you keep the it well-watered for the first few weeks to help it establish roots. Avoid heavy foot traffic during this time, and refrain from mowing until the sod has rooted firmly into the soil.
How often should I fertilize and water my sod?
The frequency of fertilization and watering depends on factors such as soil type, climate, and grass type. Generally, sod should be watered deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth, and fertilized according to the specific needs of the grass variety. Your local extension office or landscaping professional can provide specific recommendations based on your location and conditions.
How long does it take for sod to establish?
Sod typically takes about 2-3 weeks to establish roots and become fully integrated into the soil. However, it may take longer in hot or dry conditions.