When shopping for sod, there are a couple of things to consider. The first thing is the time of year you are planting. At Tri-Tex Grass, we harvest year round. There are times of the year that are more ideal than others. The most ideal time to plant sod is the Spring and Fall. Because moisture is important to newly planted sod, these two seasons provide mild enough temperatures during the heat of the day so the moisture is not lost in evaporation. Do not be mistaken, the Summer and Winter months are perfectly good times to plant.
Just remember these factors:
- Summer - increase your daily waterings to compensate for the heat
- Winter - remember to water even though the grass is dormant. This is also important for grass that has been established for years as well. The moisture protects the root system from cold temperatures.
Because there are so many types of grasses available it can be confusing choosing the right one for your application. The grasses are divided into three different groups; one group being the variety that will do well in full sun, one that will do well in partial shade, and one that will do well in heavy shade.
- Full sun varieties - Bermuda, Buffalo, Zoysia, and St. Augustine
(Note: St. Augustine will grow in full sun but the water requirement may increase during the hotter months.)
- Partial shade varieties - Zoysia, and St. Augustine
- Heavy shade varieties - Fescue (Note: Because sod needs 3-5 hours of filtered sun a day our warm season grasses will not grow in heavy shaded areas. Our Fescue variety or alternative ground cover could be used in these areas.)
This would be the first step in determining the right variety for your application.
The price per square foot ranges from variety to variety. Another factor to consider in figuring up the cost is delivery and installation (if applicable). We are available by phone Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm or Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm (Open Saturdays during the months of March-November).
Please call us at 866-573-6676 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer questions or work up a quote for your project.
Feel free to explore the F.A.Q. section of our website, the "Grass Varieties" page will display the specs of each variety and the "Do the Math" section has helpful information for calculating coverage for the different varieties. All of these tools will offer further information on the varieties and their applications.