Guess what I did today ????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SCAPEASAURUSREX, Dec 15, 2001.


    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Cant' believe it s December and today I put down sod for a client.. Yes SOD.... This is unbelievable in NJ this time of year... never would have thought about doing this... Crazy or what ?? Cant believe I actually found SOD at a garden center too..Had no choice.. a commercial client with a franchise needed it done to reopen after a major renovation.. The franchise would not let them reopen unless it was done... Ohh well .. It's done... And will probably get redone in the Spring...
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    We laid 1000 yrds last week. The sod farm we got it from said they had orders for 40,000 yards that week:blob3:
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i saw another LCO putting down sod the other day as well. crazy weather. they still say the snow is coming. who knows when?
  4. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    As long as farms can cut it, you can install it. The fact that the sod is in its winter dormancy just eliminates the need for watering,unless it it continally above averae temps. We've laid sod in January and February and I prefer this to the drought restricted period in late summer '99. Clients had to water 2 - 3 times a day then for it to take and had we not received the above avg.rainfall that fall, it may have continued to have been under stress.

  5. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    That is one thing I like about this area. You can lay bermuda anytime of the year as long as there is no snow on the ground. I have NEVER had to replace any bermuda either, its tough stuff. I was finishing up a landscape install at a local restaraunt and there was another company laying sod at the business next door. It was in the low 20's and the flakes were just starting to fall. We got a little over 6" that night. When spring rolled around it greened right up and looks great now.
  6. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    In Virginia.

  7. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    I will be laying sod if it ever stops raining and the ground dries up enough to cut it. that is if the freeze doesn't beat the dry spell.
    hoping to have it done before christmas.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    It gets laid year round down here. Much better to lay it in the fall and winter than in the heat of the summer. We do have to water it though until it gets rooted in.
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    Scott, I'll have to disagree on that bermuda thing. last winter with all the ice and stuff, LOTS of dead bermuda around, new sod and existing turf. we picked up a wallgreens drugstore , and even though we poured nitrogen on it, it couldn't spread far enough to cover all the dead sod from the icestorm. it was laid about a week from the permafrost. Dave g

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