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how late is to late for sod??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KIDWITHADREAM, Oct 1, 2005.


    KIDWITHADREAM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Gotta call yesterday for a sod job around 1200 sq ft. Its getting cool up here in michigan, i dont think i could lay it for another 2-3 weeks. How late is to late in the season to lay it? Should i suggest doing it in the spring?? :help:
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Latest I have seen successful down here with st.augustine is early november, of course it is still ~76 degrees around then :waving:
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    I've sodded Bermuda 419 several times in January with great results. It is dormant, but usually can get it $30 cheaper in the winter months.
  4. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    Sod/turf can be laid anytime of year ,though you should never lay sod during A drought/dry period [unless you have irrigation] or during times of hard frost.Though ideal times for sod laying would be fall and spring.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Here in Murlin (thats how some pronounce Maryland) where we have winters, Sod can be installed (green side up) anytime. As long as it aint too muddy for you to work or as long as the ground ain't frozen.
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    When you can no longer get it.

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