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When Is The Best Time To Lay Sod?

When is the best time to lay sod?

Sod can help you keep a healthier and more vibrant lawn. As a homeowner, new sod on your lawn can brighten up your landscape. Nevertheless, there are many variables to take into account when planting new sod. Among these, the time of year you choose for your sod installation will greatly affect the outcome. When you decide to install sod, look at the four seasons, and consider what each offers. In all reality, you can install and lay sod year-round, but some seasons have advantages and benefits when compared to others. Let’s look at the different seasons and compare their benefits as a time for new sod.

When is the best time to lay sod?


Spring is the second-best time to lay sod because it works great for warm-season grasses like Zoysia grass, Bermuda grass, and Centipede grass. The season work for installing sod because the grass has already started developing deep roots with proper watering.
It also isn’t too hot or dry here in Texas—which changes quickly in the summer. Make sure that there are no more chances of a freeze to come through before laying your sod in spring.


Summer can be a tough time to lay sod. Your sod yard is more likely to encounter problems and issues if not managed correctly. That’s because the heat of summer calls for considerable watering which often leads to overwatering, making your yard more susceptible to disease.
Summer months also bring about dry weather which can harm sod by making your lawn more drought-prone.


In Early fall, temperatures begin to cool, making the environment inviting for sod. Fall is preferred as the best time for any sodding. The precipitation levels tend to go up at this time, meaning you don’t have to worry about watering as much. Also, there is plenty of time for the new lawn to establish roots before winter dormancy. Your lawn will be fully healthy and ready to green up during the upcoming spring season.


You can choose to lay sod during the winter. Many people don’t realize they can lay sod during any season in Texas. Unfortunately, winter sodding will appear brown and dead when it’s merely dormant. Once spring arrives and temperatures rise, the lawn regains its color. You’ll still need to continuously water your grass since dormancy still means your grass needs moisture.

How Chorbie Helps New Sod Lawns

There are many unique benefits to sodding your lawn during any season, but year-round sodding also comes with drawbacks. Fortunately, sodding isn’t the only way to care for your yard all year round. Through professionalism and expertise, Chorbie is here to make lawn maintenance a breeze for homeowners 365 days every year. For assistance with your sod lawn, contact one of Chorbie’s experts today.

When is the best time to lay sod?

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