FAQ

  

Why Does Desert Green Turf Emphasize Rye and Blue Grass Sod?

 We emphasize that we use a blend of Kentucky Bluegrass and/or Perennial Ryegrass because they are beautiful varieties that handle seasonal changes well. Kentucky Bluegrass is known to be extremely hardy and weathers colder seasons well. Perennial Ryegrass sod is very durable and long lasting by itself or in a blend depending on the situation. 

 

Why Does Desert Green Turf Plant in 98% Sand?

 Most turf professionals prefer using sand based sod in golf, sport turf and residential situations. Sod grown in sand drains, roots and performs extremely well in all conditions compared to sod grown in heavier soils. 


Establishing A Lawn, When’s the best time to establish a lawn?

 Turfgrass sod is best installed in the spring or fall, but can be installed year-round. Sodding during any extreme weather conditions is not preferred, but possible. 


Can a homeowner install turfgrass sod?

Yes! On average, it will take one person about 1 hour to install a pallet of sod (500 square feet).   Please see installation instructions under our "Sod" drop down menu or tips from below.


Is seeding cheaper than sodding?

 A large bag of grass seed will cost less than a pallet of sod, but that is like comparing the cost of raw wool to a finely knitted sweater. Turfgrass sod is a finished product that will provide nearly instant use, beauty and environmental benefits. Seed is an unknown that requires two or more years of on-going attention, multiple waterings per day and proper fertilizer applications to reach a maturity equal to sod on its first day. 


Are there any “tricks of the trade” to make the installation better?

 

Sodding is simple but can be made easier by:


1) Leveling the soil approximately one-inch below any hard surfaces such as patios, sidewalks and driveways so that the sod is installed level with the hard surface.

2) Asking the delivery driver to place the pallets of sod across the yard, approximating how much area each pallet will cover. This will reduce the time and distance you will have to otherwise carry each piece.

3) Make sure you water the sod properly so the roots knit in quickly.

 

How can I patch thin or dead areas?

 

Turfgrass sod can provide an instant patch by cutting out the old grass or bare spot, and trimming in a sod patch. It’s easy, simple and an immediate fix.


Seeding can be used when the area is small by raking out the old grass, loosening the soil, sprinkling seed and lightly raking it in. Keep the seed very moist with watering two or three times a day until it matures.