Sodding in Washington DC
Why do you need sod in your yard? Have you noticed any erosion lately, especially after a heavy rain? A fresh layer of sod can fix that problem as it takes root in your soil. When the next stop comes, you can rest easy knowing your lawn will remain intact through the night. On the other hand, sod just looks fantastic on any home. It instantly improves your curb appeal and gives your pets and kids a nice cushion under their feet.
Preliminary Precaution: Check for Sodding Obstacles
Any yard might have an irrigation system, utility lines or pipes running through the front or back yard. Sometimes, it’s a necessary part of the space’s construction, but those hidden lines can interfere with the growth on your new sod if they are less than 1.5 feet deep.
We don’t want any hiccups in the full sod or re-sod process to come, so we always check your yard for potential obstacles before moving forward. If we do find anything noteworthy, we’ll speak with you immediately and discuss your options moving forward.
Our Method for Great Sod Installation
We’ve been in the sod business for years, so we have this process down like a well-oiled machine. We do everything possible to give your sod a great start so it will sit well and happy in your yard. Here’s how we operate:
- Remove any existing sod or lawn elements.
- Till the earth at least 4 inches deep and no more than 6 inches.
- Remove any debris as a result of the first two steps, including weeds, rocks and clods.
- Add compost and soil mixtures to existing soil as needed to create a hospitable environment for sod.
- Rake and level the area to receive sod.
- Apply fertilizer to the leveled soil to prepare it for sod installation.
- Roll out the sod and install it while checking for quality and accuracy.
What Sod Is Best for Washington DC?
The best sod for your home might be different from the homeowner up the hill. Why? Perhaps your yard doesn’t have any trees for shade and is constantly in the sunlight. You might require a more hot-tempered grass as a result. Four popular grass types are:
- St. Augustine Grass: This one is excellent for tropical or very hot climates. It’s great in a drought but it prefers a high water intake.
- Bermuda Grass: This type does well in warm climates and is also resistant to drought. It requires less maintenance than St. Augustine grass.
- Kentucky Bluegrass: If you usually experience a few freezes in the winter, this might be your match.
- Fine Fescue: This one does well in cool climates and has an impressive drought tolerance.
Are you ready to get started on your own sod project? To get started with a consultation, give EW Lawn Care Service LLC a call and one of our trained professionals will be happy to help you. If you have any questions about the best grass type for you or any step of our process, don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d prefer we reach out to you, fill out our quick contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.