With the proper nutrients and right care, sod can last up to ten years. Unfortunately, there are several reasons you may need to replace your sod sooner. Many of the factors that can ruin your sod are out of your control – so don’t be embarrassed to admit your failing sod. For the health and appearance of your landscape, however, it is important to recognize when your turf is declining and when you may need to invest in new sod.
Here are three convincing reasons your yard needs new sod:
#1 Can’t Handle the Rain
A healthy lawn should be able to absorb rainwater, even after a bad storm. If an afternoon shower causes a muddy event in your yard, you may need new sod. Beyond mud and standing water, you may also notice signs of erosion such as rivulets in your yard and migrating debris, mud and mulch.
#2 Dead Brown Spots That Won’t Go Away
It is normal to have occasional dead spots in your yard. However, if brown spots are popping up in your grass more frequently or they are increasing in size, this is an indication that your sod has been invaded with disease or pests. If extra fertilizer and treatment doesn’t fix your dead spots, we recommend starting over with fresh new sod.
#3 Wrong Grass Type for Your Climate
There are times in which you may have done all you can for your sod, yet it continues to fail. In such cases, it may be time to consider a new grass type altogether. It is not uncommon for homeowners to install Fescue in Georgia, only to find out that their shade and sun exposure patters are better suited for Zoysia or Bermuda. At Lawn in Order, we can determine which grass type is best for your unique climate and landscape.
Ready for a new blanket of green and lush sod this spring? Call Lawn in Order. We proudly offer a variety of grass types, including Zoysia, Bermuda, Fescue and shade-tolerant Bermuda. Our Decatur lawn experts are ready to serve you today!