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    Any Sod Experts Out There?

    Our new house was sodded in the fall just before the ground froze. I don't know if that is good time to do it or not. Some of the sod looks like grass should this time of year. But a big section is very light brown and has no "fluff" to it. It looks dead to me. This area also was VERY wet when the snow was melting. Is it just lagging behind the other sod? Is it dead? Is it simply dormant still? I expected to see some green like the other areas of sod.

    I also was going to take a picture of the sod in question to Earl May.

    Any advice? I thought someone from ISU would have majored in turf management.


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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    It might be dead, sorry. That was a little late to lay sod. The best times are generally not too long after the thaw before spring gets hot, and mid fall after the heat of summer and before the freeze. The sod needs to be able to root into the soil fairly well for it to survive the heat and winter.


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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    Agree, You need to have roots established. Sorry, not a good job out the sod company that laid it. It neeeded to be watered and rolled after laying, to get the roots going before winter.



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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    Might want to check with your builder and the people who laid the sod, it might still be under warranty. Our sod is covered under the warranty on the house. The place that we bought our cherry trees from in June, has a 1 year warranty on the trees.



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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by twittkop View Post
    Might want to check with your builder and the people who laid the sod, it might still be under warranty. Our sod is covered under the warranty on the house. The place that we bought our cherry trees from in June, has a 1 year warranty on the trees.
    My builder is useless. He has been very unresponsive. But I'll continue trying.


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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    Give it a few weeks, it may come back. I thought our neighbors was at the point of no return (he barely watered it) but it's now fine.



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    Re: Any Sod Experts Out There?

    As an aside, a British co-worker of mine just walked behind me and laughed at the title of this thread. "Sod" means something completely different in his culture, of course.



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