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Helpful Tips for Sod

Brayford Sod Farms is a family-owned business that provides sod, seed, fertilizer, and other products to residential and commercial customers in Ontario. We have been serving nearby areas since 1974 and believe in offering quality products and services. Feel free to contact us today to find out more about us. Here, you can find helpful tips related to sod to help maintain or care for them.

New Sod Care

Similar to agriculture, new sod calls for extra care as it needs proper fertilization, watering, mowing, and root nourishment. Here are some easy steps to get started with new sod care:

Watering 

Water your sod immediately after installation. 

Water for 45 minutes to 1 hr every day. Give extra attention to edges and areas beneath trees and shrubbery.

Continue to water at this rate for the first 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, continue to water for 45 minutes to 1 hr, but you can change the frequency to every 2 to 3 days.

  • Tip: If laying a large amount of sod, consider hiring a water truck.

Mowing 

Ensure your sod has established (rooted) before the first cut. This should happen within 10 to 14 days of installation.

Keep your mower on the highest setting for the first couple of cuts.

  • Tip: Check by gently trying to lift a corner of the sod. If it has rooted, you should not be able to lift it.

Fertilizer

Our sod will come freshly fertilized. Continue application every 6 to 8 weeks.

  • Tip: Fertilizer should be watered in or applied before rain to reduce the chance of burning your lawn.

First Year Care 

After the first year:

  • Aerate your lawn in the spring

  • Fertilize every 6 to 8 weeks 

  • Water your lawn regularly

Have questions regarding sods? Get in touch with us today and we will help you out in no time!

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