Is Sod the Right Choice for Your Lawn?

If you have a sparse lawn that needs help or if you are landscaping a new home, sod is an option for creating a new lawn. You may wonder whether sod is the best choice or if seeding is a better for your budget. While sod is initially more expensive than seeding, there are some benefits that can make it a wise investment. Here are some of the advantages of sod to determine if it is the right choice for your new lawn.

Instant Results

Probably the most enticing attribute of a sod lawn is the instant gratification. In one day, a new lawn can be installed. You don’t need to wait months for thick grass to grow. While it still needs time to establish roots, it will look beautiful from day one compared to a seeded lawn.

Fewer Weed Problems

Sod is professionally grown and made with a thick grass root system. No weeds are present when it is installed and due to the dense roots, weeds will have a hard time finding anywhere to grow on your lawn. This means less money and time spent on weed killing now and in the future.

Healthier Grass and Improved Curb Appeal

It is hard to grow thick, healthy grass from seed. It requires constant watering, fertilizing and weed control over many months to establish a decent root base. Sod comes already healthy and beautiful. It is easier to keep healthy, giving you a gorgeous yard that will enhance your home’s curb appeal and value.

For many people looking to create a stunning lawn, sod is the best choice. To learn more, contact your local landscaper that offers sod installation.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040

Start Your New Lawn with Sod Installation

Are you tired of patchy grass on your lawn and want a new start? Sod can be an excellent option for creating the lush lawn you desire without the hassle of seeding and hoping for new grass to grow. However, even sod installation requires the best conditions and care to ensure the new grass takes hold and matures into a gorgeous lawn. Here are some tips to get the best results from sod for your new lawn.

Install in Fall or Spring

While sod can be installed almost anytime of year in warm regions, fall and spring are the best times. When the weather is warm, but not hot, this is the best time to give the grass a chance to thrive. Early fall is ideal; there is less chance of blight and other disease issues and the grass will have all winter to build a strong root system.

Prepare the Soil

Sod needs loose, cleared soil to thrive. Before the sod is installed, the area should be prepared. All weeds, rocks and debris should be removed. The soil should be aerated and loose to invite the roots of the grass to take hold. The soil should be thoroughly watered before installation of the sod, but not soaked.

Follow Post-Planting Instructions

Listen to your landscaper or sod supplier on how to care for your new sod in the first weeks. This is crucial to its growth and can make the difference between a thriving new lawn and sod that fails to take hold. Water and protect it as directed and you should get the results you desire.

Sod can be the answer to a sparse lawn. Contact your local landscaper that offers sod installation to get started on creating your new lush lawn.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

What Type of Sod is Best for Your Yard?

If you want to transform a thin, unhealthy lawn into a lush carpet of green almost overnight, sod is the best answer. However, if you want that lawn to thrive and last, you need to choose the right grass type for your sod installation. Knowing which grass variety will work best for your needs can help protect your investment, giving you a beautiful lawn that will last for many years to come. Here are some popular options in sod for your new lawn.

Zeon Zoysia

One of the most popular options in residential lawns and commercial turf is Zeon Zoysia. Termed the “barefoot grass” for its soft, lush texture, it works well in many soil types. This variety can thrive in shade and is drought-tolerant, with limited about of thatch build-up. You can expect good color throughout the summer and a fair amount of tolerance for traffic.

TifGrand Bermuda

Bermuda grass tends not to do well in shade, but the TifGrand variety has been designed to offer better tolerance for shade, while retaining the drought-resistance of most Bermuda grass. This grass is well suited for heavy traffic lawns.


Fescue sod is a well-balanced option, often with wider blades that can stay greener year-round. It depends on the variety, but most fescue are better suited for shade than some other types of grass.

There are many other types of grass to choose from when deciding which sod is right for your lawn. Talk to your local landscaper that offers sod installation to learn more about the options and to find the best type of sod to suit your soil, climate and preferences.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Is Zoysia the Best Choice for Your New Sod?

If you are planning to upgrade your lawn with new sod, choosing the right grass type is essential. Zoysia is one of the most popular options in grass for a professional-appearing, thick lawn. However, even though this a great choice for those wanting a lush lawn, it is not always the right option for everyone. Here are a few things you should know about installing Zoysia sod for your new lawn.

  • Zoysia creates thin, soft blades that are thickly produced. This creates a very lush lawn that many find appealing. It is often so thick that it will naturally reduce weeds, not allowing them to come in through the heavy growth.
  • Zoysia grass tends to grow slow, which is great for low maintenance. They may need less mowing than other types of grasses.
  • Traffic-resistance is one of the reasons Zoysia grass is so popular for golf courses. If you have kids or pets that like to play in your yard, Zoysia sod may be a good choice.
  • If you have a lot of shade in your yard, Zoysia may not perform as well. This grass likes direct sun and does better with less shade.
  • For Zoysia to flourish, you want a well-drained soil. If you have areas in your yard that do not drain well, you may need better drainage if you want to use Zoysia grass.

Before you decide whether to choose Zoysia sod for your new sod installation, talk with your landscaper that will be installing your sod. They can inspect your lawn and give you advice on whether Zoysia or another grass type is best for your needs.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Can You Lay Sod in the Summer?

Sod is a wonderful way to get a beautiful, lush lawn quickly. If you have been dreaming of a luscious yard of green grass, you can still get that lawn this summer. While it is often better to lay sod in the spring or fall when weather is mild, you can lay sod during the summer if you choose the right type and care for it properly. Here are some tips if you are planning to have sod planted in your yard this summer.

  • The sooner, the better. In most regions of the country, July and August are the hottest months of the summer. The warmer it is, the harder it will be to nurture your new sod. While temperatures may be warm in June, it is still preferable over the hotter months to follow.
  • Choose your type wisely. The type of sod you choose is important to get the results you want. Two popular options are Zoysia and Bermuda varieties that offer a durable lawn that is also beautiful.
  • Prepare your yard for the sod. Make sure you choose a landscaping company that will take the time to prepare your yard for the sod. The prep work that is done before the sod is installed is as important as the aftercare.
  • Water, water, water. Laying sod in the warmer months means you will need to heavily water your new grass for it to take hold. In most cases, this will be twice a day for the first week.

To make sure your sod has the best chance to survive the hot weather, use an experienced landscaper that specializes in sod installation. Summer sod laying can be temperamental, so you want an expert that can do the job right the first time.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

Choosing Sod for Your New Lawn

Are you tired of struggling to get the lush lawn you desire? Sod is the best way to get a beautiful lawn quickly, replacing your old grass with thick sod that will grow in its place. However, you must choose the type of sod that will both fit your lifestyle and maintenance needs, as well as your geographical region. Two of the most popular types of sod are Bermuda and Zoysia, which both offer a beautiful lawn, but have a few differences. Here are the basics between these two types to help you choose your sod type.

Bermuda Sod

Bermuda strains are warm-season grasses and do best in regions of the country without severe cold weather. Bermuda is a thick, fine turf that is very wear-resistant, great for busy lawns. Bermuda sod is great for hot summers where it grows quickly and is drought-resistant. It does require frequent mowing due to its hearty growth and is perfect for direct sun areas.

Zoysia Sod

Zoysia sod varieties are wonderful for heavy-traffic areas and large lawns where maintenance needs to be low. Zoysia grows slower and is thick enough to reduce the growth of weeds. Zoysia can tolerate drought and is versatile enough to thrive even in shaded areas. Zoysia is tolerated in many regions in the southwest and southeast in the U.S. and some northerly regions.

Not only is the sod you choose important, you want a landscape contractor that is experienced in installing sod. Make sure to discuss pretreating your yard before the sod is installed for the best quality lawn and fastest growth. Talk to your local landscaper to discuss which sod type will meet your needs best.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

Add New Sod This Fall

Is your lawn in need of repair? If you have yellow or brown grass or bare spots after the long summer, maybe time to replace your lawn with new sod. Fall is the time to install sod, giving it plenty of time to establish strong roots before spring. If you have been wanting a lush, green lawn, consider adding new sod this fall.

Choosing new sod

When choosing new sod, it is important to consider maintenance, climate and durability. Each type of sod has different characteristic that are better suited for each of these factors. Some of the most popular types of sod include:

  • Zoysia.  For a green, lush lawn, Zoysia sod is an excellent choice. Many homeowners prefer this sod for its low maintenance benefits.
  • Bermuda. Bermuda sod works well in hot, dry regions.   This grass requires low maintenance in terms of mowing and watering during the summer.
  • Fescue.  For a green lawn all year round, fescue is a popular choice of sod. However, the grass requires year-round maintenance as well.

To determine which sod is best for your lawn, take into consideration shade, maintenance routine, local weather and lawn traffic. You want to find the grass that will meet your family’s needs while looking beautiful and feeling great on your toes.

It is important to install your sod in early to mid-fall before the winter cold hits. This will give it time to establish a strong root system before the coldest days of winter arrive.

Before choosing your sod, talk to your local landscaping company. A professional landscaper can help you choose the perfect sod for your home and install it correctly this fall. By next spring, you will have the green lawn you always wanted.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA

Have a Luscious Lawn by Summer with Spring Sod Installation

If you’ve been struggling to create a thick, healthy lawn, yet still have thin or bare areas on your lawn, it may be time to consider laying a new sod lawn. Sod is the best way to ensure a thick, beautiful lawn in a short period of time, especially if it’s installed at the right time of year. Spring is the perfect time to lay many types of sod, with the cool, moist weather ideal for accelerating growth.

Sods Types Best for Springtime Installation

Sod can technically be installed, or laid, any time of year. However, many sods do best in late summer or fall, while others grow better when laid in the spring. If you’re considering laying sod to create the perfect lawn by this summer, here are a few excellent sod types for spring installation.

  • Bermuda. Bermuda is very popular in the southern U.S. regions, tolerating almost any soil type. This is a hearty grass that does best in sunny areas.
  • Zoysia. Zoysia is a beautiful drought and wear resistant grass which requires fewer mows due to slower growth. Be aware that zoysia grasses may require fertilization and maintenance to thrive.
  • St. Augustine. Coastal areas love St. Augustine grass for its high tolerance to salt and shade, making it perfect for areas near the ocean. This deep-root grass is tough and fast-growing, so make sure you’re ready to mow or hire a landscaping service to maintain.

Start planning now for your spring sod installation and by summer, you could have that luscious lawn you have always wanted!

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

Are You Ready to Upgrade to Sod for Your Lawn?

Keeping your lawn lush and green can often seem like an impossible chore. In many cases, due to pets, the environment and other factors, sometimes it just isn’t feasible. If you’ve been struggling to create the lawn you envision, it may be time to start from scratch with a new lawn made from sod. Between now and summer, having new sod installed will give you the yard you’ve always wanted.

Sod: A Quick, Easy Lawn Solution

Professionally installed sod can turn your old, sparse yard into a lush lawn overnight. Grown on farms, sod is cut into strips that are rolled and transported to your home. The adult grass and root system is laid onto your prepared property, ready to take hold to the soil beneath it. In a matter of a few weeks, your new lawn will look like you spent years toiling to create the perfect yard.

Although sod is a quick solution for a new yard, it does take preparation to ensure the new grass acclimates to the new earth. You want to hire a landscaping company with experience in sod installation, and one who knows how to treat and prepare your yard for the best results. Talk to your local sod landscape company about what preparations they use to ensure you will get the lawn you are promised.

Imagine your lawn next summer, perfectly even and full. It is obtainable with the installation of new sod. Choose a grass variety that suits your weather region and your maintenance preferences. Your sod installation company can help you pick the right grass to make your lawn a pleasure for many years to come.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

Are You Tired Of Your Patchy, Yellow Lawn?

During the hottest months of the year, it often becomes apparent that your lawn is in need of help. Even with regular watering, many lawns become patchy and yellow in the middle of a summer heat wave. If this happens to your lawn every year, maybe it’s time to replace that old, tired lawn with a new covering of beautiful, green sod. In a matter of days, you can have the lush lawn you have always wanted for this summer, and many years to come.

Getting The Right Sod For Your Lawn

Although almost all sod will look great once it is installed, you want a type of grass that will flourish for many years in your particular growing area. The type of sod you buy should be partly based on the region in which you live, along with other considerations. Here are some factors to keep in mind before buying new sod for your lawn.

  • Growth. Certain grasses grow faster than others, making them require more maintenance. If you have a landscaper who does your lawn, this may not be an issue. For example, zoysia grasses are great for low maintenance, yet are higher in cost. On the other hand, a Bermuda grass may be more economical, but will require more frequent mowing.
  • Traffic. How much traffic your lawn will need to endure is important when choosing a sod type. Lawns with dogs and heavy foot traffic will need a heartier grass than lawns which are mostly just for show.

To determine the best sod for your needs, talk to an expert. If you are having the sod installation done by a professional landscaper, they can help you choose the right option to fit the needs of your property. If you plan to install the sod yourself, talk to your local landscape supply store experts to determine which sod you should buy.

Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping