As springtime is on its way (yes, it really is, I promise!) we at Canada’s Gardenland are getting excited about sod. Yes, you read that right: sod.

Most of us want an amazing, lush green lawn, but not many people know the right way to go about creating the dream. The trick lies in treating your sod right.

First – What is Sod?

Sod refers to the grass on your lawn, but it also refers to the all-important part below that you don’t see. The health of a plant lies in the roots, and this is especially the case with grass. The part of the soil that lies directly beneath your grass, forming a web of roots, is what holds your grass together if it is lifted and rolled. The green grass you see up top, and the dirt and roots that rest below, are both sod.

How to Have Healthy Sod

We all know what unhealthy sod looks like. Yellowing, dry, patches of brown dirt sticking up out of the ground – it’s a suburban nightmare.

To keep your grass from looking like an aging, bald beauty this summer, follow these tips:

Fertilize

At Canada’s Gardenland, we can fertilize your lawn to keep it growing healthily.

Fertilization will do the following for your lawn:

  • Provide vital nutrients to your grass (it requires lime, potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen).
  • Control weed growth
  • Prevent disease

Water

Your lawn should be watered immediately following fertilization, as this will allow your lawn to take full advantage of the growth opportunity presented. The water will break down the nutrients so that they can be absorbed by your lawn.

Lawn Diagnosis

Every lawn is unique. Some lawns should be fertilized every 6 weeks, some twice a year, and some should be replaced with new sod that can then be maintained properly. For a proper lawn diagnosis, and a test of what nutrients are most needed by your lawn, give us a call. Spring is coming, and garden parties await!