If you need instant grass then sod is your answer.
Our sod is 100% hybrid Kentucky Bluegrass which is grown for 18-24 months ensuring healthy dark green grass. It is sold in roll’s that are 2’ x 5’ (10 square feet) and is available every day from mid-April to mid-October.
If you would like your new lawn professionally installed please contact our landscape division who’s details are available here.
Installing your sod –
Rake and level the topsoil where you are laying your new lawn, removing all weeds, rocks or debris.
Add 2 inches of good quality topsoil (such as Chuck’s Premium Topsoil) where necessary in the area you are going to lay the new turf.
Apply a starter fertilizer such as Scotts Turfbuilder or Turfline to support the new sod’s growth.
Laying the sod –
Roll out the sod and butt the ends together tightly.
Once it is laid water your new lawn immediately with 1” of water. It is very important to not let the sod become very dry.
Water your new lawn daily until it is rooted then as needed. Don’t let it dry out but do not saturate the area to the extent it is soggy to walk on. After around 2 weeks from the installation date you can begin to mow your newly laid lawn. Let the lawn dry a little to facilitate mowing and mow the grass to a height of 3”. Do not cut the grass shorter than 2” in height.
Once your new lawn is established don’t forget to take care of it using Chuck’s 4 Step Lawncare program.
If you would rather sow your own grass then we have a range of grass seed specifically blended for Central New York.
Please call ahead to check that we have the quantity that you need. For large quantities (50 square feet or more) we may need 1 or 2 days notice.
Please note sod is very perishable so make sure to roll it out and water it as soon as you get it home, do not leave it rolled up.