What You Should Know in Buying Grass Sod
Houston Grass Owner, Michael Romine answers question related to how to buy grass sod. If you have questions or you’d like to place an order, please call our office at 281-431-7441.
Summary of How to Buy Grass Sod
If by asking “how to buy grass sod”, you’re asking where to buy it, you should buy it from Houston Grass. Call us at 281-431-7441. If you’re in our part of the world in the Metro Houston area, our grass is second to none. And we can fix you up no matter what kind of quantities you’re talking about. If you are out of our area, give us a call, and we can probably still tell you who we would call if we lived where you live.
If by asking “how to buy grass sod”, you’re asking how to buy it, a lot of people will call and ask us about planting plugs of grass. You might be tempted to save money by planting small pieces of grass around your yard and letting the grass fill in between the plugs. Other people are tempted to buy only enough sod pieces to checkerboard their project area. Again, they’re hoping that their sod grass will fill in the bare dirt before the weeds do.
Our farm plants grass with “plugs”, and they are the 16 by 24 inch pieces that everyone sells cut up into four inch pieces and dropped down onto the ground. A homeowner shouldn’t do that unless he or she has a chemical applicators’ license, because you’ll need to carefully apply specialized chemicals to kill the weeds trying to grow in those bare spots without killing the grass that you want to fill in those bare spots.
Our farm has somebody on staff with a chemical applicators license who can manage all the weeds and stuff. Everywhere there is not a piece of grass and there is exposed dirt you’re going to get weeds. And without having a Truegreen lawn service onsite all the time or a chemical applicators license, it would be a giant headache to kill the weeds without killing your grass too. And it’s also going to be really ugly for six or eight months until it grows in.
You buy grass in 16 by 24 inch pieces, I said we sell several varieties of it and if you call us we can steer you in the right direction as far as cost, shade situation, water situation and so on. There’s a lot of things that factor in to the varieties that we would recommend for different circumstances.
You lay the 16 by 24 inch pieces out like tile. You lay them as tight next to one another as you can so there’s no sun penetration to the dirt, because if there is dirt exposed you’ll get weeds in those places usually, and you don’t want to be fighting the weeds. You lay it out there tight, and you put a lot of water on it the first day. Depending on the time of year, you always put a lot of water on the first day. And then the first couple of weeks you kind of baby it along and then it goes along and we have tip sheets and stuff like that to tell you how to take care of it.
How to buy grass sod? Give us a call at 281-431-7441 and we can steer you in the right direction.