Planning Your Sod Success Story

When you go through the time and effort to have sod installed, you want to know it's going to turn out well and the result will be a beautiful, lush, green lawn the first time. There are some things property owners can do to help ensure the best results when having sod installed. You may already be prepared for a great outcome with your sod installation, but just in case, let's go over some of the more essential things you can do for that perfect lawn. We may discuss things in this blog post with prospective customers during the consultation.

Grading, Drainage & Runoff

Watershed and runoff control are vital for various reasons. Still, for this particular topic, we want to discuss the potential for pooling or heavy flows of water that could lead to soil erosion or cause regular browning of the grass. To avoid any situations like this, we'll want to ensure proper leveling and grading of the landscape and consider the potential installation of a drainage system before installing sod.


If you don't have an irrigation system, now is the time to consider installing one. Doing this after having your sod installed would make little financial sense. Our professional staff may recommend changes to existing irrigation systems before installation. Irrigation, like watersheds and runoff, is all about water control. Between these two areas of consideration, all aspects of the water cycle of your lawn are managed, so your lawn stays vibrant, lush, and beautiful.

Landscape Design

Grass is, on average, 25° cooler than hardscapes. Hardscapes can be an excellent choice for watershed and runoff control, but they can also retain thermal energy. This is an essential factor when planning the layout of your landscape design. You may consider relocating or redesigning any hardscapes or concrete around outdoor structures that lack climate control or where heat may impact your energy costs, such as around entryways and windows.

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Thanks for reading another ScenicScape blog post. We hope you'll consider us for your next sod project. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or are ready to get your free estimate for sod installation.