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Sod Installation in Central Florida Summer

Jul 22, 2016 | Turfgrass Products

Summer is here. Kids are out of school, the beach is calling, and you may be thinking about having some barbecues and pool days. But if your yard isn’t up to par, you may be thinking about replacing your sod.

One of the biggest benefits of sod is that you can almost immediately start enjoying your lush, beautiful yard instead of waiting months and months for seed to grow. Installing sod can really help your yard stand out, but installing it in the Florida summer heat can be tricky, which is why you need a professional Central Florida sod team like Lake Jem Farms to install your sod the right way. 

Here are some of the challenges of a summer sod installation and how we can help overcome them to provide you with the best lawn of the neighborhood:

Combat the Heat

We know how the summer heat affects sod, so we know how to fight it. It starts with water. We keep the new sod moist as we lay it down. This prevents the sod from going into “shock” and helps it adjust to its new home in your yard. 

Bring the Water

Keeping your sod watered is the biggest factor in allowing it to grow. We can advise you on how much to water your lawn and give you tips on helping it grow lush and strong.

Help You Save

One disadvantage of the summer heat is evaporation. New sod needs to be watered daily, at times twice a day, to properly grow its roots. We can help you set up a plan to maximize your watering without maxing out your wallet.