Asked by: Bonka Narigoo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st May, 2020

Can you plant sod in the summer?

Sod can be installed at almost any time of the year. The best time to lay sod, however, is in late summer and early fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow. Spring is the second best time to lay sod and is the preferable time for warm-season grasses such as centipede, zoysia, Bermuda, and St.

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Keeping this in consideration, can sod be laid in summer?

Lay sod on a cool, overcast day to minimize plant stress. If you lay sod in the heat of summer, moisten the surface of the planting area before putting down the turf.

Similarly, how late can you plant sod? Dormant sodding should preferably be done with sod that's fully dormant. In the fall, sod is in transition and is especially delicate. This makes laying sod in late November and early December less desirable. Generally, from mid-December on, the sod being laid is mostly brown and dormant.

Correspondingly, can I plant sod in August?

In general – unsurprisingly – warm-season grasses are best planted when it's warm and cold-season grasses when it's cooler. For example, the best time to lay Bermuda sod (Cynodon dactylon), zoysia (Zoysia spp.) or St. Laying sod in August, for example, means extra watering to keep the grass from shriveling and dying.

Can you put sod down in July?

Your only option in July / August is a warm season grass like zoysia or bermuda. Putting fescue sod down in the summer is a really bad idea.

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