How Much Does It Cost to Lay Sod?

Average range: $5,800 - $7,200
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$1,740
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$6,600
High
$7,580
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Reviewed by Gene Barrow, lawn expert. Written by Fixr.com.

If you want an instantly green, lush lawn without the struggle of growing grass from seed, sod can make a great addition to your property. Sod is grass that has been grown for 18 months in a controlled environment. Then, it is cut into strips and shipped to your home so that you can lay it down and create an instant, living carpet. After a few months, it takes deep root in your lawn, giving you a perfect, green yard.

Sod material and installation cost considerably more than hand-seeding or hydroseeding. The average cost of lawn installation for a 5,000 sq.ft. lot of Bahia grass ranges from $5,800 to $7,200. Most people pay around $6,600 for the job. The cost for sod material and installation may be as low as $1,740 for 2,000 sq.ft. of Bahia grass provided by the customer and installed on a flat, prepped lawn. The cost may go as high as $7,580 for ⅕ acre of Bahia grass with extensive prep work and grading required before install.

Cost to Sod a Yard

New Sod Installation Cost
National average cost$6,600
Average range$5,800-$7,200
Minimum cost$1,740
Maximum cost​$7,580


Sod Installation Cost by Project Range

Low
$1,740
2,000 sq.ft. of Bahia grass provided by the customer and installed on a flat, prepped lawn
Average Cost
$6,600
Lawn installation for a 5,000 sq.ft. lot of Bahia grass
High
$7,580
⅕ acre of Bahia grass with extensive prep work and grading required before install

Sodding Cost per Square Foot

Sod is usually sold by the pallet. One pallet covers approximately 450 - 650 sq.ft. The price to lay sod depends on several factors, including the type of grass, shape of the area, land prep work required, and landscape obstacles. The average sod price per sq.ft. ranges from $0.30 to $0.83. The sod installation price per sq.ft. runs from $0.57 to $0.93. Sod costs per square yard. average $0.90 to $2.49. The price of sodding a yard ranges from $870 to $17,600, depending on the size of the yard.


Cost to Sod a 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 8,000, or 10,000 Sq.Ft. Yard

Cost to Sod a 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 8,000, or 10,000 Sq.Ft. Yard


Size of YardCost to Install Sod (Labor Included)
1,000 sq.ft.$870 - $1,760
2,000 sq.ft.$1,740 - $3,520
5,000 sq.ft.$4,350 - $8,000
8,000 sq.ft.$6,960 - $14,080
10,000 sq.ft.$8,700 - $17,600


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Sod Cost per Acre

Larger yards will require more sod and more labor. Landscape companies charge based on the size of the yard. Today’s homes have traditionally smaller yards than in the past, but it doesn't mean everyone has a tiny space to sod. Larger cities and urban areas generally don’t allow for much grass, while suburbs and rural areas boast of ¼ acres size and up. The cost to sod a small yard can be as low as $870.


Cost to Sod a 1/5 Acre, 1/4 Acre, 1/2 Acre, or 1 Acre Yard

Cost to Sod a 1/5 Acre, 1/4 Acre, 1/2 Acre, or 1 Acre Yard


Size of Yard in AcresCost to Sod a Lawn (Labor Included)
⅕ Acre$7,579 - $15,333
¼ Acre$9,474 - $19,166
½ Acre$18,077 - $38,333
1 Acre$36,155 - $76,666


Sod Prices by Type of Grass

The way your lawn looks is directly affected by several considerations. These include climate, weather, maintenance, quality of the sod, lack or overages of minerals within the soil, type of soil, and the type of grass. Some grass, such as St. Augustine, is better in hot, humid climates. However, it still requires lots of water. Other types, such as ryegrass, are better suited to colder, drier areas. Your sod installation specialist will help you determine the best option for all factors involved. Sod cost per sq.ft. ranges from $0.20 to $0.85. The average pallet of sod costs $90 to $387.


Cost per Sq.Ft. and per Pallet to Sod a Lawn by Type of Grass: Bermuda, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Centipede, Zoysia...

Cost per Sq.Ft. and per Pallet to Sod a Lawn by Type of Grass: Bermuda, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Centipede, Zoysia...


Sod TypeAverage Cost per Sq.Ft. (Materials Only)Average Cost per Pallet to Cover 450 Sq.Ft. (Materials Only)
Bahia$0.20 - $0.33$90 - $148
Perennial Ryegrass$0.28 - $0.58$126 - $261
Kentucky Bluegrass$0.29 - $0.57$130 - $256
Fine Fescue$0.32 - $0.67$144 - $301
St. Augustine$0.41 - $0.86$184 - $387
Bermuda$0.44 - $0.83$198 - $373
Zoysia$0.47 - $0.72$211 - $324
Bentgrass$0.53 - $0.66$238 - $297
Tall Fescue$0.60 - $0.65$270 - $292
Centipede$0.78 - $0.85$351 - $382


Bahia Sod Cost

Bahia grass pallet price is $90 to $148, and the per sq.ft. price is $0.20 to $0.33. Known for its ability to stand up well under heavy foot traffic, Bahia is a warm-weather grass that handles drought and lack of rainfall very well. It likes direct sunlight and does not tolerate shade. A hot climate with lots of sun is the place for this grass. It does not require many nutrients or fertilizers, so it is a low-maintenance lawn. Because it is a perennial grass, you can expect this sod to last year after year as long as it is properly maintained. This grass forms deep roots, so it can be difficult to replace.

Perennial Ryegrass Sod Prices

Priced at $0.28 to $0.58 per sq.ft. and $126 to $261 per pallet, perennial ryegrass germinates and grows quickly, returning year after year with little need to reseed. It is a cool-season grass that grows best in the spring and fall, going more dormant in the summer. It does best in northern climates but is often used in warmer areas as an overseed. This means that homeowners use perennial ryegrass in combination with some other type of warm-season grass like Bermuda. This creates a lush green lawn during the winter when the warm-season grasses go dormant.

Kentucky Bluegrass Sod Price

Homeowners should expect to pay a square footage cost of $0.29 to $0.57. Pallets will run from $130 to $256. This is a cool-season lawn, meaning that it grows the fastest during the cooler months of the year. It is perennial, so it returns year after year without reseeding. It handles the cold better than most other grasses. Kentucky Bluegrass colors vary and can be anything from a rich green to blue. Its leaves are textured and provide a lush lawn. Kentucky Bluegrass is a nice alternative for lawns with lots of pedestrian traffic.

Fine Fescue Sod Cost

To sod your yard with fine fescue 1, expect to pay $0.32 to $0.67 for a sq.ft. and $144 to $301 for a pallet. As an evergreen grass, it is also a low-maintenance grass. It grows well in any climate and does not require much water or fertilizer. However, drought-tolerant fine fescue 1 goes dormant during cooler months. It becomes a brown color and looks like it has died. Also, it isn’t a good solution for areas where there is a lot of foot traffic. Fine Fescue prefers shade, however, so it is good for areas with lots of nearby trees.

Price for St Augustine Sod

The St. Augustine grass pallet price is $184 to $387. The price per sq.ft. is $0.41 to $0.86. It is a compact, blue-green grass that is salt-tolerant. It is mostly used for hot, tropical areas with humidity, heat, sun, and rain. It is slow-growing and stiff in texture rather than soft. It is somewhat hardy but is prone to disease and pests. It isn’t the best answer for lawns as it does not withstand foot traffic.

Bermuda Sod Cost

A pallet of Bermuda sod 2 costs $198 to $373 or about $0.44 to $0.83 per sq.ft. Bermuda grass 2 does best in warm climates. It likes full, direct sunlight with little shade and is drought-tolerant. It has fairly shallow roots, about six inches down, and grows all summer long. More maintenance is required for Bermuda grass, but it is resilient and bounces back easily. This aspect makes it a nice solution for higher traffic areas.

Zoysia Sod Cost

The Zoysia sod 3 price runs from $0.47 to $0.72 a sq.ft. or $211 to $324 a pallet. Zoysia takes longer to establish itself in a lawn because it is an incredibly thick, dense grass that grows an intricate root system. It is so thick that it helps prevent weeds from growing in your yard. The invasive characteristic of Zoysia results in it creeping into flower beds and even a neighbor’s yard. Zoysia is prone to patch disease and doesn’t recover well from heavy foot traffic. However, it does well in nearly every climate.

Bentgrass Sod Cost

The price for Bentgrass is $0.53 to $0.66 a sq.ft. and $238 to $297 a pallet. Bentgrass produces a rich, dense, lush lawn with a shallow root system. It does best in cold climates, growing rapidly during the cooler months of the year. It does not do well in very hot direct sun or droughts. This sod isn’t normally used in the Southern states except on putting greens as it cannot handle the heat and bugs and is prone to disease. It also doesn’t hold up well under foot traffic.

Tall Fescue Sod Price

Tall Fescue sod pallets cost $270 to $292 and $0.60 to $0.65 per sq.ft. This grass is similar to fine fescue in many regards. It also does well in all climates and prefers shade. It may be faster-growing than fine fescue and can put down roots very quickly. If you want your lawn to establish fast, this is a good choice. Tall fescue features a coarse textured grass with dark green rolled leaves that provides a thick, easy to maintain lawn. It is a great option for heavy traffic areas.

Centipede Sod Cost

A pallet of Centipede sod costs $351 to $382. By the square foot, expect to pay $0.78 to $0.85. Centipede is a yellow-green grass that is slow-growing and low-maintenance. It does not require a lot of mowing, fertilizing, or watering to grow. If left unwatered, Centipede will go dormant, turning brown. The good news is that it will return to its usual color once it receives water, unless it is winter. It does best in warm climates but can handle some cooler temperatures. Centipede grass requires even ground when growing and isn’t a match for higher traffic areas.

Sod Cost per Roll

You can also purchase sod in a roll. It is a less common choice but readily available. The typical size roll is 2 x 5 feet to cover 10 sq.ft. at the cost of $3 to $8. Some larger manufacturers only sell to contractors. The rolls are much larger, requiring special machinery to install. These sizes run as large as 42 inches wide by 90 ft. long and cover 315 sq.ft. A bigger roll is handy when you need to cover larger areas in a shorter amount of time. Rolled sod prices are $0.28 to $0.45 a sq.ft. with an additional $1 to $2 per sq.ft. for installation.


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Cost to Have Sod Installed by Grade

When you purchase sod, costs vary because of its grade or the overall health and strength of its root system. Sod with less established root systems is economy-grade and has a starting cost of $0.30 to $0.40 a sq.ft. Sod with a more established root system is mid-grade and has a starting cost of $0.45 to $0.80 a sq.ft. Sod with a very well-established root system is known as high-grade or premium-grade and has a starting cost of around $0.85 to $1.10 a sq.ft.


Cost per Sq.Ft. to Install an Economy-Grade, Mid-Grade, or High/Premium-Grade Sod

Cost per Sq.Ft. to Install an Economy-Grade, Mid-Grade, or High/Premium-Grade Sod


GradeAverage Cost per Sq.Ft. (Installed)
Economy-Grade$0.30 - $0.40
Mid-Grade$0.45 - $0.80
High / Premium-Grade$0.85 - $1.10


Labor Cost to Lay Sod

Labor cost to install sod varies depending on several factors, including the slope or grade of your landscaping, soil condition, and shape and layout of your yard. Expect labor costs to start at around $0.57 a sq.ft., with most companies charging about $0.93 a sq.ft. The hourly rate runs from $35 to $75 an hour. Flat rates are not typical due to the differences in size, shape, and type of grass. For a 5,000 sq.ft. lawn, this makes labor costs between $2,850 and $4,650 out of the total.

New Construction Lawn Installation Cost

Buying or building a new home comes with lots of perks. One of those is brand new grass. Because the ground is already prepared when the lot is graded to build the house, new construction lawn installation costs less. However, all of the other factors still apply, including the type and quality of the grass, the size and shape of the area to be sodded, and any special landscaping needs. The pricing for the sod, $0.20 to $1.10 per sq.ft. and the labor, $0.57 to $0.93 per sq.ft. will be the same for new construction.

Sod Replacement Cost

It happens quickly. You begin to notice small patches of brown in your lawn. Before you know it, the small patches become larger, and you are getting letters from the HOA. It looks like you need to replace your sod. Replacing sod is fairly expensive, sometimes more than installing sod on a yard without any existing grass. The reason is that the old sod needs to be removed. This is done to ensure that the new grass has plenty of room for its roots to take hold and wipe out any bugs or diseases that may have killed the existing turf. The cost to resod a lawn is $0.87 to $2.03 per sq.ft. plus an additional $1 per sq. ft for sod removal cost, including tiling and treating the soil.


Landscaper Laying a Roll of Sod


Cost to Install Sprinkler System and Sod

Laying a new lawn is a great time to install a sprinkler system. When a sprinkler system is installed, the grass suffers as it must be pulled up to put in all of the components of the system. If you have the system installed before the new grass, you won’t have to worry about any damage. Sod needs a lot of water in the first two weeks. A sprinkler system helps you achieve this more easily. Additionally, a sprinkler system takes the margin of error out of making sure your lawn is watered as needed regularly. Adding a sprinkler system along with new sod costs an average of $9,833 to $14,396.

How Many Square Feet in a Pallet of Sod?

The size of a pallet of sod varies, depending on who sells it. Pallets may cover anywhere from 450 to 650 sq.ft., with 450 sq.ft. being the most common.

Calculating the amount of sod you need is fairly easy. Although your contractor handles this, all you need to do is multiply the length by the width of your yard to get an idea of the cost. The cost depends on the type and quality of grass you purchase. It is better to have too much sod than not enough. When calculating how many pallets you need to complete your job, round up to the nearest full pallet rather than down.


Numbers of Pallets Needed to Sod a 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 8,000, or 10,000 Sq.Ft. Lawn

Numbers of Pallets Needed to Sod a 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 8,000, or 10,000 Sq.Ft. Lawn


Square FeetNumber of Pallets Needed
1,000 sq.ft.2 - 3
2,000 sq.ft.3 - 4
5,000 sq.ft.7 - 12
8,000 sq.ft.12 - 18
10,000 sq.ft.16 - 23


Prep Work Before Laying Sod

Unless you recently had other land clearing done, you will likely need your yard prepared for the sod. Expect this to add another $1.00 per sq.ft. to your installation costs.

Any old grass or sod should be removed. If it is dead or shallowly rooted, it can be pulled or scraped aside easily. Otherwise, it should be tilled. Tilling involves using a machine to cut the existing grass into the soil, preparing it for the new sod. Tilling ensures that any weeds, stones, and other debris do not hinder the growth of the sod. The edges should be squared and prepared to handle the new sod. The entire area should be fertilized to make sure that it has the nutrients needed for the new grass to take root. Your contractor may need to test the soil to ensure that it is the correct balance. This costs $700 to $1,800. If the area doesn’t have at least 3” to 4” of soil after tilling, enough dirt should be added to bring it to this level. Finally, the surface should be packed down slightly but not too hard to make it easy for the roots to grow into it.

If you have trees or stumps that need to be removed, this should be completed before the sod installation. Stump removal costs around $200 to $700, and tree removal runs $400 to $900. Additionally, plants that interfere with the job must be relocated. Installing a flower bed costs $1,000 to $3,000.

If your lawn is not already flat or has more than gentle slopes, you may need it graded or resloped before laying sod. On average, it costs around $1.10 a sq.ft. to reslope a lawn. If your lawn requires grading, expect an additional $1,650 for a 1,500 sq.ft. lawn. Once completed, you can schedule your sod installation.


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Cost Factors

As with all home improvement projects, various cost factors influence the price of your job. Homeowners should be prepared to spend a little more or less depending on these differences.

The shape of the area that is being sodded may create a little more work. Curved areas take time to cut and fit. Also, pricing is affected by how easy it is to access your yard. This is particularly true for hard to reach areas or remote locations. Obstacles such as patios, driveways, decks, porches, hot tubs, pools, or other features in your yard can increase the pricing. This is because obstacles require special length and shape cuts. Finally, clearing away old grass, debris, rocks, grading, and leveling add to the cost of a sod project.


Professional unrolling sod

How to Choose Sod?

There are four separate characteristics to look for when choosing a quality sod. These include harvest timing, soil consistency, maturity, and fertilization. Wise consumers spend a few minutes looking for these features and possibly save themselves money in the long run. Quality sod ensures a durable, long-lasting lawn that will make your yard beautiful and functional. When gauging these features, look for the following:

Harvest Timing

The recommended amount of time between the cutting of the sod and the installation is eight hours. The way to tell how long a pallet of sod has been harvested is one of a few ways. First, you can check pieces of sod underneath the top one. If they are not green, it is likely the pallet has been sitting too long. Second, remember, the moment the sod is cut, it begins to lose moisture. Check the edges of the sod for dryness. Third, place your hand on the top pieces of sod. If they are hot, the sod has been sitting too long.

Soil Consistency

Soil is the foundation of your sod. Once it is placed on the ground in your yard, it takes a few days to root. In the meantime, the sod that surrounds the sod pieces will be what keeps it alive. Crumbling soil indicates poor nutrients. Soil that is too compacted keeps the roots from adhering properly to the existing foundation. There should only be about 1” of soil in the sod. If there is more than that, the roots cannot get to the foundation below. If there is less, the grass isn’t properly supported.

Maturity

Grass blades should be at least 2 inches long, thick, and have a consistent color. Variations in color indicate immature grass or even diseased sod. The roots of your sod should resemble a spider web, looking like a tangled mess. This gives them the strength to withstand being cut and replanted. Keep in mind that immature grass may not be able to withstand being transplanted.

Fertilization

The resiliency and health of your sod greatly depend on proper fertilization. Sod that lacks the right nutrients will be weakened and prone to disease, weeds, bugs, and wilting. It won’t hold up well under drought conditions or in heat or cold. Check with your professional to find out the fertilization schedule used for your sod. Make sure you maintain the proper fertilization after the sod is installed.

Best Time to Lay Sod

In most climates, the best time to lay sod is in the spring, when the weather begins to warm up but before it gets too hot. Most grasses grow best and establish their roots during the cooler months. By laying your sod in the spring, you give it a chance to settle before the high temperatures of summer set in.

If you live in an area that does not see very hot summers, you can lay your sod during the summer months.


Roll of Sod Being Installed


Sod Maintenance

Adding sod is a big investment. The frugal homeowner will want to take care of their new grass to be long-lasting and beautiful for years to come. 

Keep people and animals off of your new lawn for at least 14 days. Mowing should only be done after the roots have firmly taken hold, usually about 14 to 21 days. Fertilization should be done by a professional company to ensure that your sod has everything it needs to grow and flourish. Expect to pay $150 to $500 for these services.

Watering is key for the life of the turf but especially key when the roots are settling in the yard. After sod is installed, start by watering heavily. After the first irrigation, the water should be 3-4 inches deep. The first watering needs to be a lot since the ground is dry when applied. Initially, water needs to be heavily applied to the soil to saturate it. Once the soil is saturated underneath, it then takes frequent lesser waterings to keep the soil/sod moist. Do not let the sod dry out. After the first watering, the key is to keep it moist, not soaked. Fungi and other diseases can be caused by too much water.

The most common issue we see in the first 14 days is that fresh sod doesn't receive enough moisture to survive! For best results, water your sod uniformly with an irrigation system. The most efficient and even watering is done with a sprinkler instead of a hose.

Gene Barrow, lawn expert.
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Grass Plugs vs Sod

Grass plugs are small pieces of grass with roots that are planted a short distance apart. Sod is different in that the pieces are placed side by side and create a quick, solid surface yard. Grass plugs are less expensive at about $30 instead of $108 for sod per 200 sq.ft. However, grass plugs leave you with bare spots and a checkerboard look. This takes several weeks to begin to fill in. Plugs are great for filling in small areas but are cumbersome to plant in large areas.


Comparison of the Cost of Plugs and Sod for 200 Sq.Ft.

Comparison of the Cost of Plugs and Sod for 200 Sq.Ft.


Grass TypeCost for 200 Sq.Ft. (Materials Only)
Plugs$25 - $35
Sod$105 - $110


Cost of Sod vs Artificial Turf

Sod provides an instant lawn, but it is not the only way to get that look. Artificial grass also gives the appearance of a fresh green lawn instantly. While sod is living grass that needs to become established, watered, and cut, artificial lawns are much lower in maintenance. They do not grow, so they do not require cutting, fertilization, and water.

Artificial grass is much more expensive to install, with average costs around $30,000 to $75,000 for a 5,000 sq.ft. lawn. Sod costs around $5,800 to $7,200 for the same area.


Comparison of the Cost to Install 5,000 Sq.Ft. of Sod and Artificial Grass

Comparison of the Cost to Install 5,000 Sq.Ft. of Sod or Artificial Grass


Grass TypeCost for 5,000 Sq.Ft. (Installed)
Sod$5,800 - $7,200
Artificial Grass$30,000 - $75,000


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Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Permits. No permit is required for sod installation. It is a good idea to have the utility company come out and flag any underground cables, so they don’t get damaged in installation.
  • Building codes. There are no building code requirements for sod. Drainage should be taken into consideration to ensure that it is sufficient for the area.
  • Warranties. Some companies offer a limited warranty of two weeks to 30 days. Watering instructions must be closely followed to qualify for replacements.
  • DIY. Many people DIY a sod install. It is a big undertaking and has many drawbacks. A professional installer will have all the right tools to make the job easier and quicker. Additionally, contractors with experience know the correct type of grass for your area, soil, and lifestyle. In this case, you can usually install sod for as little as $300 to $495 for a 1,500 sq.ft. lawn.
  • Rain. If it rains before you can put your sod down, you may need to delay the installation. Too much moisture can turn your soil into mud, making it harder to lay.
  • Save money. If you purchase the sod directly from a sod farm and then have it professionally installed, you can reduce costs. In this case, most professionals charge anywhere from $0.25 to $0.60 a sq.ft. to install sod that customers provide.
  • Sod delivery fees. It is common for delivery fees to range from $50 to $100. If your sod comes from a far distance, expect to pay as much as $200 to $250 in delivery fees. For some large projects, it is common for the delivery fees to be waived if you purchase significant quantities of sod.

FAQs

  • Can you lay sod over existing grass?

While possible, it is not recommended because the new sod may not take root. Starting with nutrient-rich and debris-free soil ensures that grass will root properly and grow to a rich, lush turf. If old sod is left, the new roots struggle to deepen and create a strong foundation.

  • How do I prepare my yard for sod?

The first thing that has to happen is all old grass, roots, rocks, and chunks of soil should be removed. Next, the soil should be tilled to bring fresh soil to the top of the surface. If, after testing the soil, it needs additional nutrients, the recommended fertilizer should be used to provide the proper levels for the new sod.

  • What is the best time of year to lay sod?

New sod is especially sensitive to heat and cold. Hotter temperatures result in the grass drying out and dying, while colder temperatures cause the sod to go dormant and fail to root properly. This means that spring and early summer are the ideal time to lay sod.

  • How long does it take for sod to take root?

If given the right amount of water, sun, and nutrients, sod begins to take root in just two to six weeks. Take note that you should be careful not to allow a lot of weight on the sod during the rooting process, as this can inhibit growth. It can take as long as 18 months to establish.

  • Should I water new sod at night?

This is best because it prevents the sun from drying up the grass before the water is absorbed. Additionally, strong sunlight may burn the grass if the watering is done during the hottest part of the day.

  • How long after sod installation can I use my lawn?

It is best to wait at least two to six weeks before putting any pressure on the new sod. This is because the roots need a chance to grow deep and form a good foundation. If they are constantly disturbed, it can prohibit the necessary root system.

  • How much sod can one person lay in a day?

It depends on how quickly the person lays the sod and the size of the pallet. The typical amount of time for a 450 sq.ft. pallet of sod to be laid is two to three hours.

  • Can dead sod come back to life?

The question isn’t a simple answer. Most sod becomes dormant in hotter or cooler weather, depending on the type of sod. If the grass is brown, it may not be dead but only asleep (dormant). In some cases where sod has been allowed to get dried out or diseased, it can be revived even if it looks dead.

  • What does overwatered sod look like?

Overwatered sod appears soggy and muddy. Although new sod needs a lot of water to survive, overwatering results in rotted roots and the inability to root. If you notice yellow or brown blades, you are most likely overwatering.

  • Is sod real grass?

Sod is real grass that is grown in a carefully monitored situation with the right nutrients and watering. It is then removed from the ground and cut into pieces for delivery to residential and business areas.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Fescue 1 Fescue: A coarse, resilient grass that stays green all year. Fescue is considered a cool-season grass, so it does well in cooler temperatures but can turn brown quickly in the heat. This means that it must be watered frequently in the summer
glossary term picture Bermuda Sod 2 Bermuda grass: (Also known as Bermuda sod) A type of grass available in various versions that offer a deep-green color, drought-tolerance, dense foliage, and are great in warmer climates. Sod is carpet-like squares of grass with a layer of roots and soil that can be laid down to create a lawn much quicker than using seed
glossary term picture Zoysia Sod 3 Zoysia sod: A type of grass turf that is excellent in warmer climates, and grows thick, making it comfortable to walk on and resistant to weeds

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Cost to lay sod varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources