Fresh Cut Sod
- First shipment of 2023: Week of May 29th, call to be added to the call list or reserve your rolls now
- Weekly shipments every Tuesday & Friday by 8am
- Sold by the roll, 2’x5′ (10 sqft)
- Proud supporters of Shellview Sod Farms
Fresh Cut Sod is stocked and supplied by Shellview Sod Farms twice a week. Each roll is 2'x5' (10 sqft) and sold by the roll whether you need 1 roll or 113 rolls, we got you covered. Sod can be picked up or delivered. The sod is a blend of Kentucky bluegrass and other various seed blends designed for the SK climate.
- The optimal period of time for installation is from early spring to the fall freeze up.
- SOD MUST BE INSTALLED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DELIVERY. DO NOT LEAVE SOD IN ROLLS BECAUSE IT IS A PERISHABLE PRODUCT.
- Lay sod in a staggered or brick like formation. Make sure the edges meet and the ends do not overlap. If necessary, trim the ends with a knife. On slopes, lay sod across the slope and on steep slopes it may be necessary to peg the sod to prevent it from washing away in heavy rain.
- Begin watering as soon as possible, do not wait, as sod needs water within the first hour of being unrolled. Water the sod thoroughly until the water penetrates the roll and reaches subsoil moisture but try to avoid getting it so soft that it is ‘squishy’. Repeat this every two or three days depending on the weather. Use a roller on the sod after watering it to ensure good root to soil contact. Avoid overfilling the roller, don’t go over half full, or you may get a ‘rippling’ effect occurring because the roller is too heavy or the soil is too soft.
Care & Maintenance
- Too much water can be as harmful as too little water, so don’t over-water your lawn. Here is a simple rule you can follow: If you water, do it regularly. Apply an inch every week (including rain) at one sitting on the sprinkler. For new sod watering please refer to Shellview Sod Farms “Guide to Greener Grass“.
- Light applications of water do not penetrate the soil to any great depth. This shallow watering encourages root systems to stay close to the surface where they may be injured by drought.
- It is always a good idea to try and fertilize your lawn with a balanced product that contains all four of the main nutrients, Nitrogen – Phosphorous – Potassium – Sulphur. Groundkeeper Fertilizer pairs well and is a stocked product, grab your bag when you pick up your sod.
- Nitrogen(N) – Promotes foliage growth and colour
- Phosphorous(P) – Promotes root development
- Potassium(K) – Promotes a guard against disease, aids in drought and cold tolerance
- Sulphur(S) – Promotes a guard against disease and adds colour
- Fertilizer may be applied by a mechanical fertilizer spreader. To spread it evening, divide the total amount to be used into two equal parts, and spread one part over the lawn in one direction and then the other part at right angles to the first.
- Apply fertilizer when the grass is dry; thoroughly water immediately after application.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when applying fertilizer products.
- Weeds have been the downfall of many a good lawn. The first step in an effective weed control strategy is to ensure a competitive lawn by watering and fertilizing your grass so that it is actively growing. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelion, can be controlled using recommended weed control formulations. Do not allow chemical spray to drift onto trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations when applying any weed control product.
- Lawns often become compacted, which causes the grass to suffer. To avoid this condition, lawns should be aerated at least every other year with proper aeration equipment. Benefits of aeration are as follows: increased water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil; improved rooting; enhanced infiltration of rainfall or watering. If you notice a build up of thatch on your lawn, it can be removed using a power rake or roto-rake lawn blade attachment. This method pulls out the thatch, giving the lawn a chance to grow freely once again.