Proper soil preparation is the key to the success of your lawn, regardless if
you plan to sod or seed. Money spent at this stage will yield years of
trouble-free low-cost maintenance. The goal is to provide a base in which
grass roots can vigorously establish and grow.
Sod is a living, breathing plant community and cannot survive long under the
stress of transplanting. Sod should be installed as soon as possible for best
results. In extremely hot weather sod needs to be installed immediately. In
cooler temperatures sod should be installed within 24 hours.
Established sod/grass should receive 1″-1 1/2″ of water per week. Weather conditions can affect the moisture available to the turf and watering amounts and frequency should be adjusted accordingly.
The preparation and installation care for DeBuck’s Fine Fescue Sod is the same as for our Quality Bluegrass Blend Sod. Please note the special maintenance care below:
Established fine fescue mix only needs water during extreme drought conditions. Over-watering can lead to fungal diseases such as leaf-spot.
Excess fertilizer can lead to disease in fine fescue mix. Only apply a maximum of 1 pound of Nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft; typically in Mid-September.
Do not fertilize during the heat of summer.