Instant beauty is a must on any playing field such as this golf course.
Sod provides instant beauty to your property. As long as the ground is not frozen and can be tilled, sod can be installed. With cooler temperatures and more rainfall, spring and fall are the best times to install sod. Summer installs are just as successful, but require more effort to maintain the sod until it becomes well established.
Robert Heath Farms/Central Wisconsin Sod & Landscaping should be your first choice for a variety of high quality turf products.
You can choose to install it yourself or turn to our professional staff for a perfect job every time.
STEP 1 - Measuring and Ordering
With a tape, measure the area of your planned lawn. Draw a sketch of the lawn area, with the length, width, and any unusual features.
Schedule your sod delivery after the area has been prepped and you are ready to install. Prompt installation on the day of delivery is crucial to a strong beginning for your lawn.
STEP 2 - Soil Preparation
For best result, rototill or spade the area to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope away from any buildings.
Apply fertilizer, such as milorganite, to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Rake and smooth the soil removing rocks, roots, and large clumps. Roll the area lightly with a lawn roller 1/3 full of water. This will firm and settle the soil surface. Add soil as needed to any low areas. Keep the grade about 1 inch below sidewalks or driveway.
Water the prepared area to provide a moist base for the new sod. Moistening to a depth of 6 inches is recommended for most soils.
STEP 3 - Turf Installation
Install your lawn immediately upon delivery.
Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk. Snug the edges and ends of each peice together tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps. Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife to trim corners, etc. On steep slopes, lay the sod pieces lengthwise across the slope. If necessary, use sod staples to hold sod in place until well rooted.
In hot weather, protect unlaid turf by placing stacks in shade, covering with moist burlap sacking or sprinkling.
After installing the turf, roll the entire area to improve contact between the soil and the turf and remove air pockets.
Within the first month after installation, avoid excessive traffic as much as possible. The new sod will need time to firmly knit with the soil. Traffic on soft soil will create indentations and destroy the smooth grade.