Watering Sod in the Winter

Sod is an easy and effective way for people to get a nice new lawn for their household. The use of sod is very common and many landscapers and home owners use it to enhance or install a brand new lawn. Most sod is grown at one location, cut and sold to people who need it. There are many different sod farms that grow and sell this product.

Watering Sod in the Winter

When new sod is installed, the first thing that is suggested to owners is that they water the sod. This is to encourage the roots to grow and take hold. This watering needs to be done on a constant basis to ensure the roots grow. Watering the sod may become a problem in the winter time, when the temperature and composition of the ground may make things harder.

During the winter the soil can be frozen and the water can turn to ice. This is definitely not good for new sod. In situations like this, it can make the preparation of the area impossible.

The problem will occur when the new sod is laid down. All sod needs to be watered constantly to ensure that it grows properly. In the winter time, that water will cause problems with the new sod. The new roots have not taken the time to grow and as a result, they have the good possibility of freezing. This is due to the fact that the roots of the sod is directly at the surface of the soil.

There are some species of grass that is used in sod that make it easier to have a successful winter sod installation. Hybrid Bermuda grass that is mixed with ryegrass seed is perfect to be used in winter installations. Sod such as centipede grass and zoysia are the worst for the winter. It should also be noted that when sod is installed during the winter, it will have more weeds, compared to the warmer climates.