When you place your order, sod is sold by the square foot – in large rolls or small rolls, depending on your needed quantity. Each small roll of sod is 2-feet wide by 5-feet long, while the "Big Rolls" each are 4-feet wide by 50-feet long.
Each piece of sod is cut 1/2" to 3/4" thick, the thickness of the rootmat. If you are installing your sod next to a sidewalk or driveway, keep the grade of your soil surface 1/2" to 3/4" below the side of the walk or driveway.
If you plan to pick up sod at the farm, please call 413.774.4935 to place your order the day before. Please let us know at least 3 days to a week in advance if you need sod delivered. The earlier you place your order, the easier it is to accommodate your delivery request.
We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard for payment at pickup or upon delivery.
Soil Preparation for Sod
Laying Your Quality Sod
Second through Fifth Day Watering
It’s very important to water your new lawn at least once per day during the week after installation, to ensure that there is adequate moisture for turf to flourish. During hot and/or windy weather, you may need to check for moisture more than once per day. To determine if additional watering is needed lift a corner of the grass in several places. The soil should be damp, not dripping wet or dusty dry.
Signs of Under Watering
Areas where the grass has wilted, or turned a straw color, have not received enough water. Seeing green grass turn brown almost overnight will get your attention! This is the most obvious symptom of under watering. Sod that has not been watered adequately shows signs of yellowing along the edges of each individual piece first. The roots and crowns of the grass plant are still alive, and in most cases, new leaves will appear in seven to ten days, if immediate action is taken.
Your new living carpet needs mowing 6-7 days after installation. The basic mowing rule is never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade during a single mowing. Mow when grass height reaches 3” – 3 ½ “. Set your mower at a cutting height of 2” – 2 ½”. For best appearance, be sure to keep your mower blades sharp.
Your new lawn does not need any fertilizer for at least three weeks.
Measure for your Sod
Multiply the length in feet by the width in feet of the area you are looking to sod. This will give you the total square footage to order. ( one roll is 2’ by 5’ or 10 square feet)
How Soon Can I Use the Sod?
For best establishment the sod needs time to properly root to the new soil. Early watering often makes the soil underneath the sod soft and susceptible to ruts. Making deep footprints when the soil is soft won’t hurt the sod, but it will make for an uneven lawn in the future! Therefore, use your new lawn sparingly until good root establishment has taken place, usually 2-3 weeks. Avoid concentrated play activities, dog traffic or similar rough usage until four weeks have passes. There are no restrictions to visually enjoying your new lawn!