Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long will freshly cut sod keep before installation?

Fresh sod is a highly perishable product: the warmer the outside temperature, the less time you have to leave sod idle. During the hottest months of the year, you may have as little as 2 to 4 hours before the core temperature of the sod and the outside temperature combine to cause heat damage. For this reason, we recommend that you install immediately after you receive the sod. Once laid, the sod will need an immediate soaking to cool the turf and initiate root penetration.


How late in the year can I install sod?

You can install sod until the ground has frozen.


Need installation advice for your new lawn?

Click here for our Sod Installation Guide

Need advice on measuring your lawn and estimating product needs?

Click here for our Lawn Planning Guide 


Read up on Drought Tolerance and Water Conservation

The Case for Sustainable Landscapes – American Society of Landscape Architects

Drought Tolerance and Rooting Capacity of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars

Water Right – Conserving our Water, Preserving our Environment

Sustainable Sites Initiative Presentation

Water Sense® New Home Specification Modification


Find out more about the Turgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA)

TWCA Information Brochure

TWCA Program Protocol


Looking for further reading resources?

Visit to view excellent resources related to lawn health, weeds, insects, and how to create a beautiful, sustainable lawn for the long haul.


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