Sod Install Deadline

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by PlatinumLandCon, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Hi Everyone,
    I recieved a call from a customer today for a lawn replacement and was just wondering when the last day/week is for installing new sod. It looks like temperatures are taking a dive from mid-70's to mid-50's within about 10 days. I can't do the install until after the long weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada) leaving me with less than a week of decent temps.

    Should I just tell the customer to hold off until spring to do this work?
  2. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 207

    We put sod down in mid November last year. Temps were a bit higher than normal last year but it wasn't balmy by any means. This spring, sod looked awesome, great roots.
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    ive never done an install past november but i know of a guy who sodded in december just before a snow storm and the sod grew...just went dormant for the rest of winter
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Great, thanks guys.
  5. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    If they can cut the sod, you can lay it.

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