1. How early and how late in the season may you lay sod?
Generally, sod may be laid at any time between mid-April until mid-December, weather permitting. If it can be cut, it can be laid!
2. The grass under my trees is very thin. What can I do to improve it?
Trees have a very large root system, close to the surface of the ground. Due to heavy shade there is very little that can be done. Extra fertilizer, water, use of our fescue seed, and thinning of the tree for additional sunlight, may help. Grass does not naturally grow in shaded areas.
3. Do I have to put top soil down under the sod or can it be laid on the fill?
You will have a better lawn if you could add a minimum of 2 inches of topsoil on the fill.
4. I have a lot of mushrooms on my new lawn. What caused them and how can I get rid of them?
Mushrooms grow from airborne spores. They need moist fertile ground to grow on. They will do no harm, just knock them off. They will not grow in dry weather.
5. How far in advance do I need to place my order?
We generally ask for 2 days notice for delivery and 1 day notice for pick up. We try our best to accommodate our customers and their schedules. Please refer to our hours posted on our home page.
6. How do I get my sod order and do your trucks have forklifts?
We can deliver directly to your home or job site or you can pick up sod in our Pelham yard (please call our office to place your order or confirm availability prior to arrival). For deliveries, our trucks are equipped with forklifts to off load at your site. Smaller orders will be unloaded by hand.
7. In fertilizer formulas, what do the 3 numbers mean?
The first number is nitrogen, which promotes top growth. The second number is phosphorus, which encourages the root system. The third number is potash, which is for the stock of the grass.