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New Lawns (Sod)

It happens to the best of us…we get busy with life and forget to take time for the little things….like mowing and fertilizing our lawn for instance. Okay, that’s not really fair; we do cut the grass but is that enough? Well, if your lawn has seen better days and you’re looking to recapture the lush, green space you once called a yard, then let us help. Our professional sod installers will do everything from preparation, to nutrient supplementation to the final installation of your new lawn. Imagine leaving for work at 7:00 am and when you get home at 6:00 pm, you have a brand new lawn. It’s like magic…only it isn’t because you paid us to do it…but it is kind of like that….except the part where you had to pay us….but you get the point!

New Lawns (Sod) Portfolio

Welcome to our Landscaping Portfolio Photo Gallery. Sarros landscaping will give you years of outdoor enjoyment and make you the envy of the neighborhood. From an elegant front-entry courtyard to a backyard entertainment area, Sarros Landscaping can transform your yard to the landscape of your dreams.

At Sarros Landscaping, our process starts with a Design Consultation, where one of our experts meets with you to understand your vision for your outdoor space. They will provide you with a formal proposal and set a date to begin your project, to bring your landscaping vision to life.

Sod (turf)

Sod, also known as turf, is a blend of grass and soil held together by roots, commonly used to quickly establish lush lawns. It’s grown on local farms to minimize transport and drying issues. Various grass varieties are cultivated to match consumer preferences. Sod is typically harvested 10 to 18 months after planting, during which it undergoes processes such as fertilization, frequent watering, mowing, and the removal of clippings on the farm. Specialized equipment ensures precision cutting to standardized sizes, such as small square slabs, rolled rectangles, or large 4-foot-wide rolls. 

We handle everything from delivery to precise installation, ensuring your lawn gets the care it deserves. Our sod installation services are a practical solution for revitalizing  dead lawn areas.

Sodding vs. Seeding

Seed may be blown about by the wind, eaten by birds, or fail due to drought. It takes some weeks to form a visually appealing lawn, and further time before it is robust enough for use. Turf largely avoids these problems, and with proper care, newly laid sod is usually fully functional within 30 days of installation and its root system is comparable to that of a seeding lawn two or three years older.

Turf is however more expensive, and requires considerably more water for its establishment.

Types of Sod

Different types of sod will have different pricing. The availability of sod grasses is generally dependent on where the lawn is located climate-wise. For the United States, landscapers in the southern states will generally sod a lawn according to the following conditions:

Tilling technique

Using this method the existing lawn is first tilled thoroughly before the sod is applied. There are two variations of the tiller technique. In the first variation, called the tiller-to-the-grass technique, only the top grass is tilled off and the tilled grass is hauled away leaving just soil on which to apply the sod – no grass remains. This creates a smooth and loose bed on which to install the sod. Some landscapers prefer this smooth and loose bed.

In the second variation, called the till-it-all technique, existing grass, as well as the soil underneath holding the grass, are tilled together. The old grass is in effect mixed in with the existing soil creating the surface on which the sod will be installed. Some landscapers prefer this method because it creates the bed on which the sod is installed upfront and without further effort.

Some prefer not to use a tiller to prepare the area to be sodded. They claim that if a neighbor or children were to walk over the newly established sod in the first few days after the installation, the turf would become uneven. The claim is that the soil underneath is still very loose.

Fertilizer Application

Sarros Turf & Landscaping, Inc. begins sod preparations by covering the newly tilled area with a 100% Organic, Non-Toxic Poultry Fertilizer. This ensures that the new sod will have all of the proper nutrients needed to thrive in your landscape.

Watering Sod

Except in wet weather, newly installed sod will require watering on a daily basis, preferably in the morning, for at least one month. If not watered regularly before the grass has rooted into the soil beneath the turf, the grass may die, either at the edges, in patches, or overall. Constant care and inspection is required during the first month after installation.

Please tell us more about your new lawn or sod project by completing our Design Request Form. We will review your comments and one of our designers will contact you within 24 business hours.

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