Laying SOD in November??? (Wisconsin temp in 30s)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLLC, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. GTLLC

    GTLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I would like to know if laying SOD in November (WI) with temps in the high 30s is a good or bad idea???:confused:

    Can this be done? Will SOD take?

    I think this is foolish, don't think it will work, most if not all will die.

    Professionals what do you think?
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    yes it can be done, and a lot of people do it........ will not take root untill the growing season.

    I just picked up a new customer "builder" on the model home I ran a 52" exmark and I only folded the grass "sod" over once.....

    this house is on a hill and they wanted to hury up and put in the sod, it was no biggie, but like you's yellow already, and it wont take untill later next year...

    also I was really afraid of pulling it up.... I installed low lift blades...

    If this was me I wold try t oconvince the customer to wait...if they cant then DONT garentee the grass

    Good luck
  3. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    It will not hurt to lay sod now. It is a good time to do it as we will be getting some snow to keep it wet until the root take.

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