Frequently Asked Questions

How many square feet of sod come on a pallet?


Each pallet contains approximately 450 square feet or 50 square yards of grass (roughly 168 pieces that are 16 x 24 inches). Mini rolls are available on request.




Can I stop by and pick up the sod anytime while you’re open?


We cut all sod fresh to order. Therefore, we ask that you call and order first to allow us time to cut your order before pick up. Unlike the garden centers, we do not have pre-cut sod available. Sod is a living, perishable plant. We recommend installing your sod within 24 to 48 hours of pick up or delivery and watering thoroughly right after installation.




When can I install sod?


One of the many advantages of sod is that your window of opportunity is much larger than with seed. You can successfully install sod anytime, as long as you have water and the ground is not thoroughly frozen.




How often do I need to water my new sod?


We recommend a uniform watering of ¾” – 1” twice a day for the first 7-10 days. This may vary due to environmental conditions or how fast your lawn dries up. Keep your sod and underlying soil moist for the first 7-10 days. After the first 7-10 days, gradually reduce watering to allow the soil to begin firming up.




How long should I wait before mowing?


Mowing can usually be done 2 weeks after installation. Never remove more than 1/3 of the blade at one time. Leaving the lawn height higher in the summer will help relieve heat stress.




Do I need to fertilize my new sod?


We recommend waiting at least 6 weeks after laying new sod to fertilize. Your sod comes fully fertilized from the farm. Fertilizing too soon or to much may damage or kill your grass, also known as fertilizer burn.




What about dog spots?


If you have a dog, you may notice burned or discolored yellow spots developing on your lawn. These spots are likely due to urine. Dog urine is essentially a salt solution and contains ammonia. When a dog urinates on the lawn, the foliage is coated with this salt solution. The salt draws moisture out of the grass, leaving the spot initially looking wilted and in a day or so, looking brown. Watering the area immediately will help by diluting the urine salt solution.





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P.O. Box 14386

San Antonio, Tx 78214

210.306.4400

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