4 Common New Sod Problems

4 Common New Sod ProblemsDid you know that raccoons can cause a real headache when it comes to new sod? They can actually perfectly roll up a recently sodded grass strip, making you feel like someone has played some kind of cruel trick on you. They roll up the sod to get to the insects underneath. While it may sound unbelievable, it’s totally true. And when you have put in the time and the money to have beautiful sod, the last thing you want to deal with is pesky critters. However annoying raccoons can be, there are other problems you should be aware of with your new sod.

  1. Poor soil treatment– If the soil is not properly prepared for the sod, it will be difficult for the roots of the sod to develop in the new soil.
  2. Too much sun or shade– The sod may be in a shady area, which does not allow the direct sunlight it needs to grow. Or it may be in an area that’s too sunny and causes stress on the sod.
  3. Delay in Sod placement– If you wait too long to lay your sod, the roots may have already begun dying, and it will be impossible to get them to develop root systems in the soil. It is recommended that you lay sod within the first 24-48 hours of it being uprooted.
  4. Watering issues– If you don’t water the sod immediately, you may develop dead, yellow patches of sod. Immediate and consistent watering is vital in the life of new sod.

To avoid these sod problems, consider having one of our professionals install your sod and hiring our landscape contractors to provide proper maintenance for your sod. Contact us at Evolve Professional Landscape Management to help your new sod become the long-lasting luscious grass you dreamed of.