When is the best time to install Sod in Michigan?

Now’s the time! Right now is the time for you to consider installing Sod at your home. The time for you to take one step towards being truly satisfied with the way your lawn looks. Let’s be real, who wouldn’t love to see an amazing lawn after a long day at work? In fact, if you’re reading this article right now, I know one thing holds true. You care about the way your home looks, and you know Sod is the best option to make your home more attractive.


Sod Installations in Oakland County, Michigan

So, before I go deeper into why now is actually the perfect time to install Sod at your home, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Max with Odd Jobs LLC. It’s likely that we haven’t met before, so I want to formally introduce myself. In the past 4 years, I myself have worked with over 225 homeowners in West Bloomfield and Oakland County. I’ve purchased, installed and maintained Sod for several of our customers, and I’m the professional when it comes to Sod.

But, enough about me. Let’s talk about Sod.

Max and Joshua pick up Sod from a Sod Farm.

What is Sod?

Sod is grass/turf that has been planted and is very healthy. It’s used to give lawns a facelift after leveling, grading, or rotor tilling projects. The #1 benefit of Sod is the ability to instantly make your lawn look brand new, or even better.

English Gardens, West Bloomfield

The Earlier, The better.

Installing Sod earlier in the year saves you hours in maintenance. Here’s why. In the late fall and very early Spring, the temperature is cool. This means the ground is still unthawing and therefore the Sod requires less frequent watering to grow.

When you install Sod in the heat of the summer, you have to keep it cool the entire day. That requires you being home to ensure that every 2-3 hours your Sod is watered.

Common sense would tell you to lay Sod in the summer, and that’s actually a bad idea. During the summer the temperature is hot and there’s too much sun exposure. High temperatures can easily burn your Sod and make it 3x more difficult for it to grow correctly.


The Verdict on Sod

So here’s the verdict: Install early in Spring or late in the Fall. You won’t spend as much time watering or worrying about it. In order to get the best results possible, plan ahead. The earlier, the better. We’ve actually installed Sod while the snow was on the ground–and the customers’ lawn required little to no maintenance and turned out well in the Spring. 

Thanks for reading my short blog post. If it helped you, please share it with others who you know would appreciate it. And, if you want Odd Jobs to help you with your Sod installation, submit your information below. I will personally reach out to you via email and via the phone. With just a short conversation I can recommend the best Sod for you and schedule an estimate! I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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