Today we expect convenience, efficiency and quality in our products. Buildings are going up almost overnight and attractive landscaping is installed in hours. Why wait 1 or 2 years for a new lawn to struggle to maturity when you can have a beautiful sod lawn compliment your buildings right now. A high quality sod lawn can be conveniently installed in hours, at a surprisingly low cost.
WilliamsRCI offers a variety of grass blends to suit various needs such as climate, amount of usage, and sun and shade conditions. Cultivated turf allows you to enjoy a lawn of instant beauty and maturity without the usual time-consuming hassles of seeding.
Sod immediately controls erosion, mud and dust. It can be installed most of the year and works where seed, sprigs or plugs would fail. Sod helps our environment by releasing oxygen, cooling the air, controlling pollution and reducing soil erosion. It purifies and replenishes our water supply and provides a natural, comfortable and safe setting for everyone.
At WilliamsRCI, we understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. We use quality products to help your home looking incredible.
Because Our Clients Come First, RESCOMIND has developed a list of FAQ’S to make your Sod Installation Experience more Enjoyable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. Is a sod lawn less work?
Yes. A professional sod lawn needs no special care because it is already a healthy, mature lawn when installed, whereas a sprigged or seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. After installation, just water, mow and fertilize as needed for a healthy, green carpet of grass.
2. Where can I use sod?
Sod can be installed practically anywhere. It’s often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution on slopes where rain would wash away both seed and sprigs.
3. Can sod withstand heavy usage?
Certainly! Sod establishes itself quickly. In a couple of weeks, it’s ready for full use.
4. When can I install a sod lawn?
Sod has revolutionized the lawn business. Now you can install a sod lawn anytime during the year when the ground can be tilled. There is no need to wait for the “right” season to put in your lawn.
5. Is sod a good investment?
Yes. It’s the only way to go from bare dirt to lush, green lawn in just hours. It’s relatively inexpensive to use, increases the value of your property significantly, and even more so aesthetically.
6. How will sod affect our environment?
Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the sun’s heat and absorbing noises, carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. An average front lawn has the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning.
7. How much fertilizer should I use?
Fertilizer will depend on climate, sod type and soil. For fertilizer and maintenance requirements, consult your sod dealer.
8. How often do I have to mow?
Mow often, generally removing no more than 1/3 of the grass height at a mowing. Keep your mower blade sharp. Consult your dealer for mowing recommendations for your type of lawn.
9. How long do I water my established grass?
Water long enough to wet the top eight (8) inches of soil. If the soil is compacted and/or the slope causes the water to run off prior to soaking in, it may be necessary to water several times with a +/- hour gap between waterings to put on sufficient water without excessive runoff or standing water.
10. How Often Do I Need to Water?
Water just frequently enough to avoid wilt. The symptoms of wilt are a bluish tint showing in the grass leaves and walking across the lawn results in foot prints that remain because the leaves are crushed and do not spring back.
11. What is Wrong When One Area of my Lawn is Bluish Colored?
A blue-gray area is a sign of water stress. Place like-size containers in that area and another in a green area. Water for 15 minutes, and then measure both containers. If the dry area is not getting the same amount of water, adjust the sprinkler heads.
12. How Important is Ground Prep?
VERY important! A little extra work and money invested in soil preparation before you plant your lawn can continue to pay big dividends long after the memory of planting your lawn has faded. A good base will promote a healthy root system, which is the most important factor in starting and maintaining a beautiful, low maintenance lawn.
13. Can Hybrid Bermuda Grow in the Shade?
No. Bermudas need full sun in the hottest part of the day (10 am to 3 pm). Our St. Augustine sod will grow in partial shade.
14. Can We Walk On Our New Sod?
It is best to give the sod an opportunity to firmly establish before heavy usage. That will prevent indentations in the moist soil and allow the roots time to grow deep.
15. Can Dogs Cause Yellow Spots in my Lawn?
YES - dogs leave a large quantity of urine in one spot. The salt in the urine burns the grass. Hybrid Bermuda grass normally recovers within two weeks. To prevent urine burn, give your dog METHIGEL, a natural vitamin available through a veterinarian.
16. How Much Above Grade Should I Set Sprinkler Heads?
Set "pop up" sprinkler heads level with grade up to 1/2" above grade. Your sod will come within +/- one half inch of soil, so if the heads are more than 1/2" above grade they can be damaged by objects that hit the ground such as the knives on a verticutter. Make sure sprinklers you use pop up at least 2 inches so the spray pattern is not hindered by tall grass.
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