An Ideal Time for a New Lawn
Wondering if laying sod in the fall is a good idea? Here, in Marietta, sod can be installed at just about any time of the year. The best time to lay sod, however, is in late summer and early fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow. Spring is the second best time to lay sod and is the preferable time for warm-season grasses such as centipede, zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine that become dormant in the winter.
September is Your Target
The ideal timing requirement for laying sod in the fall is at least five weeks ahead of the first hard frost. Here in metro Atlanta, that generally means getting your sod laid no later than the end of September – the earliest frost dates being late October. While sod looks mature when laid it is still in the delicate stage of establishing its roots in the new soil and should always be treated as if it were a tender young plant. Letting it get established before a freeze will give it the best chance for taking root.
Have Questions? Call CFP Sod
Laying sod in the fall is a big job. When you want professional installation and results, call the pros at CFP Sod. We’ll make the entire process easy and your East Cobb yard look great!
For more information about our Marietta sod installation services, please call us today.
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