Sod Solutions for the Greater Sacramento Area
As fall approaches, there’s a slight chill in the air and we’re happy to be outside again. The soil is still warm—perfect for root growth—creating ideal conditions to put something new in the ground. Which also makes fall the perfect time to rejuvenate a lawn that was stressed by summer. Cool weather slows the evaporation of water in the soil, creating the perfect climate to establish seed or sod. So if you’re thinking about replacing a lawn—or putting in a new one—fall is the perfect season.
At Green Acres Nursery & Supply, we offer fresh sod, locally grown by Delta Bluegrass Company. Below are several drought- and/or disease-tolerant varieties that can be ordered at your local store. Read on for more information about sod selections to see which one is right for your landscape.
Bolero Plus™ 90% Bolero™ Dwarf Fescue/10% Bluegrass
- Fine bluegrass-like texture
- A lush, deep green color
- Improved drought and heat tolerance
- Excellent disease resistance
- Kentucky Bluegrass addition assures better density and faster wear recovery
- Compact growth habit means lower maintenance and fewer clippings
90/10 Tall Fescue 90% Tall Fescue Blend/10% Bluegrass
- Stands up better to high traffic areas
- Dark green color year-round, adapts to shade and winters well
- Low maintenance with very little thatch build-up
- Excellent heat tolerance and improved disease resistance
- Mowing height as low as 1 ½” to 2 inches
- Industry’s first choice for native lawn areas
- Extremely drought tolerant
- Thrives in full sun or partial shade
- Withstands low mowing heights
- Uniform growth habit with excellent wear recovery
Caring For Your Sod:
- New sod is perishable and must be installed immediately to ensure a successful, healthy lawn.
- Use Bolero™ Sod & Seed Starter “pre-plant” fertilizer on the soil before installation.
- Proper watering of sod is essential for root establishment. The length of each watering cycle will depend on your soil type and the output of your irrigation system. Read on for watering tips for new sod.
- The first mowing should be approximately 14 days after sod has been installed.
- Fertilize your new sod with Bolero™ Lawn Food approximately four to six weeks after installation to ensure continued establishment of the roots.
Read on for more information about sod ordering, installation and delivery at Green Acres Nursery & Supply.