How much sun does my new sod lawn need?
Our sod needs at least 50% of the daily sunlight.
When should I aerate my lawn, and how does aerating my turf grass help?
Aerating should be done once a year, and it is generally best to do it in the spring. Aerating is pulling plugs of sod/soil out of the ground, allowing air to get into the subsoil to get to the root of the plant, effectively stopping compaction. Once aerating is complete, fertilize your lawn and water immediately; this will get fertilizer to the root of the plant as well, creating a strong root structure. Aerators can be rented at the local general rental store, or we can put you in touch with a lawn care professional who can do it for you.
When should I de-thatch my lawn and what is its purpose?
De-thatching should be done once a year in the early spring, usually in April. If your lawn gets too green and too thick, it’s too late in the spring to de-thatch. De-thatching allows you to get the thatch out of the grass, allowing air to get at the base of the plant and gives it a healthy start in the spring after a long winter.