Every type of grass can benefit from a maintenance program specific to that type. Since we offer such a variety of grasses, Sod For Homes recommends researching the various types of sod available on the market and deciding what’s best for your home, as well as what’s feasible for you and your family in terms of upkeep and maintenance.
Maintenance changes slightly based on location and soil type. We recommend seeking a professional recommendation from a landscape supply store to ensure that you are properly maintaining your lawn based on the requirements of your area and soil type.
A few pointers:
• Sandy soils usually require more water to keep the grass healthy because sand drains faster than clay or heavier soils.
• As a general rule, the further South you are, the longer your growing season, which means that your lawn may require increased fertilization.
• Water adequately!! Once properly rooted, your lawn should get an inch of water per week, more during the hot months.
• Grass in partial shade will remain wet longer than grass in full sun and watering should be adjusted accordingly.
• Over-watering can be just as harmful as under-watering because grass that stays moist all of the time is at high risk of fungus and disease.
• If you see your grass turning brown during the growing season you most likely have a fungus, disease, or insect issue. It’s often best to seek advice from a landscape or chemical company on how best to treat and counteract the issue.