What Exactly IS Sod Grass?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Traditional grass seeds grow and form complicated root systems that primarily travel outwards, eventually forming blades of grass that then resurface. This is not always ideal for gardeners, who need more control of root placement under the soil.


Sod on the other hand is living grass in the form of a carpet. Basically, sod is pre-planted grass whose roots go into the dirt, creating a complex knot, which forms a mat that can be extracted later on.


How is Sod Formed?

The term sod can be used to describe grass that is visible and the roots extending into the soil. As explained before, the knotted roots of the sod create a mat. Once extracted, the sections of sod carpet can then be transported and installed in your lawn without falling apart.


Some Benefits of Sod
  • You have a beautiful lawn much faster than when using grass seed
  • You don’t have to wait for certain times of the year to install sod like you do with grass seed
  • Sod takes root better than seed and is much more reliable
  • You won’t be spending your summer pulling weeds when you use sod instead of grass seed

A sod carpet takes no more than two weeks to properly establish itself in the soil; after which it can be walked upon. In the case of a seeded yard, it could take months.


Buying Local Sod from a Central Florida Sod Farm

Choosing to buy your sod from a local, Central Florida sod farm is your best option for a few reasons. The first reason is that transportation expenses will be cheaper when buying local. Second, as a living organism, sod is at risk during long transportation and can possibly be damaged over long distances. Lastly, buying local means that your sod will be appropriate for the local climate.


At Lake Jem Farms, we are equipped to handle your sod with care and know what it takes to properly and effectively install your new sod. We also have many varieties of sod that thrives in the warm, Florida weather, is highly drought resistant, and have options for shaded lawns or highly trafficked lawns.


If you’re ready to get the lawn you’ve always wanted, contact Lake Jem Farms today. Our selection of turfgrass is perfect for the Florida environment because it is grown right here at our Central Florida sod farm and is well adjusted to the environment it will be placed in.


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