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Sodded Yard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Randys Lawn Service, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Randys Lawn Service

    Randys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    We have yard that is sodded and it doesn't seem to get rooted down very good. We've been very dry this summer and wondering if there are some hints to getting it to withstand heat better. Please give me some ideas that we can use. I mow several yards that are in the same boat!!
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    How old is the sod???? Deep, infrequent waterings are the best. Was the base prepped properly???
     
  3. Randys Lawn Service

    Randys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    The yard is three years old and the contractor didn't do anything
    to prepare the soil. He didn't use fertilizer or do anything except
    scrape it down and level it out!!
     
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Have it aerated
     
  5. Randys Lawn Service

    Randys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I did start aerating last fall and did it again this past spring. Will this help
    in the matter of years?
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Is this contractor soil after they take and sell all the topsoil??? If so, therein lies your problem.
     
  7. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Was the sod, Minn peat sod. Here in SD we have a lot of contractors that bring in sod from Minn that is grown on peat. It never really roots very well. I have found over the years that the closer the soil types are between where the sod is grown and where it is layed, the better the results.

    Doug
    Austreim Landscaping
    1973-2003
     

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