Laying Sod in the Winter

When it comes to establishing a healthy lawn in short order, sod is probably your best bet. While April to October are the best times to lay it, with the right care and the right type of grass you can be just as successful in the winter months.
There are even a couple of advantages to cold-weather sodding. While dormant sod may not root right away, or root only slowly, it will be ready to flourish as soon as the warm, wet spring weather arrives. It can even be laid on ground that is frozen, as long as the area has already been graded and set. Doing work in the winter can also be easier than in the spring, when heavy rain and mud can make the process laborious. Finally, you won't have to use as much water to establish your lawn. It tends to thaw just after wet weather so you will have an ample source of natural irrigation.
Of course, a good sod will only be as successful as the grass it's made of. When choosing the right strain, make sure that you find a species that is cold tolerant, and can be laid while dormant in the winter. Recommended species typically include Centipede, Bermuda and Zoysia varieties. To get started on planning your next lawn care project, call The Sod Source at 478-230-1619.