How do I prepare my site for new sod?
To prepare your site for new sod, be sure to clear any major debris such as rocks, stumps, building materials, branches etc. This is where your "rough grading" is important to determine overall slope. Bring in enough quality topsoil and rake out a base of 2-3 inches. This "finished grade" should be level with your driveway or sidewalk (some settling will occur) and be very smooth and fine.
How do I install the sod?
Using whole pieces whenever possible, stagger the rolls so they form a brick like pattern. When cutting is required use a sharp utility knife and be sure the edges of each roll butt up nice and tight without overlap. Gaps and overlap allow for sod to dry out.
How much sod do I need?
Our premium bluegrass sod comes in convenient 10 sq ft rolls. Determine the exact area where you need sod and do the easy calculation: length x width divided by 10. This will tell you how many rolls you need. Remember to add extra to your final number to allow for waste and cutting. This will save you time and hassle in case you measure yourself short! Keep in mind that sod DOES NOT stretch. Refer to our easy calculator
Can I return sod if I ordered too much?
Taking proper measurements will reduce the risk that you order too much. Sod is cut according to your requirements and because it is perishable we cannot take it back. Keep in mind that should your landscaping project change, call ahead and if you require a few more rolls we are only minutes away.
Can I pick up at your location?
YES! Our central Essex County location is easy to get to. Whether you are a homeowner needing a small amount or a landscape contractor doing multiple projects, we are here to service you. Unlike the sod you may find at the big box stores- when was it cut? is it pure Bluegrass? why is it so expensive? - L&M sod is cut daily- Buy direct from the grower!
Our rolls measure 2' x 5' and are stacked 70 to a pallet. On average, each roll weighs about 30 lbs and a pallet weighs about 2100lbs.
What kind of vehicle do I need to pick up?
Pickup trucks and trailers are best suited for hauling sod but for smaller amounts a car or van will do. Please call for details. Remember to line your trunk to avoid a mess. The Ministry of Transportation has specific rules regarding safety when hauling so please bring adequate straps to secure your load. Failure to do so can result in a fine.
Do you sell fertilizer?
YES! We are proud to carry a custom blended fertilizer to help you maintain your new lawn. Three major components make up a good fertilizer. Nitrogen (N) gives the deep, dark green colour to sod and helps with top growth, Phosphorus (P) provides strength to the roots and Potassium (K) maintains disease resistance. A spreader should be used vs free hand dispersal to keep even distribution. Follow the manufacturer's suggestions for spreader settings and fertilizer weight. Make sure to water after fertilizer application to avoid burning your lawn. A good rule of thumb is to fertilize around every holiday- this is generally every 4-6 weeks.