Central Sod's Blog

I think my dog's urine is ruining my lawn. What should I do?

Posted by Amy Schauber on Jun 22, 2016 7:35:53 AM

Dog urine can be a problem on lawns because of the concentrated amount of nitrogen and salt found within. Because it is the dogs natural instinct to sometimes relieve itself in the same location, training the dog to go on a location where no grass is present is always the ideal solution. However, this is not always an option. Below are a few things you do to reduce the stress your dog's urine may be causing on your lawn and solutions for the areas that may already be dead.

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Topics: Lawn Maintenance

What type of guarantee do you offer on your sod?

Posted by Amy Schauber on Jun 6, 2016 3:22:57 PM

Our Central Sod guarantee is that all sod is fresh and healthy at the time of pick up or delivery. We make this guarantee because every sod purchase is cut to order. If you notice or suspect a problem with your sod, you must contact Central Sod Farms immediately.

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Topics: Sod Installation, Lawn Maintenance

Can you tell me the dimensions, height and weight of your sod rolls? What about pallets of sod?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on May 4, 2016 11:39:13 AM

 

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Topics: Sod Installation

What will happen if it rains on my Terra Tote before I have a chance to install it?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 30, 2016 9:10:27 AM

Have you ever had bulk soil or compost delivered by a dump truck? They just dump it on your lawn or driveway and if it rains your bulk products turn into a muddy mess. This is part of the reason Terra Totes are so great. There is no mess left behind from a pile of bulk soil and we can place the totes where most dumptrucks cannot go.

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Topics: Lawn Maintenance

What if my yard is mostly shade but sunny in some areas? Can I use one type of sod or do I have to use a mixture?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 29, 2016 12:03:30 PM

Now that you know that your yard is full sun or partial shade or a combination of the two you may ask yourself "can I use one type of sod, or do I have to use a mixture?" (If you haven't seen our post on how you can find out how much sun your yard receives check out the following link, What type of grass do you recommend for shady areas? How do I know if my yard gets full or partial sun?

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Topics: Sod Installation

What type of grass do you recommend for shady areas? How do I know if my yard gets full or partial sun?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 28, 2016 10:45:05 AM

Why grass needs sun?

Grass isn't green just for its good looks! The color is thanks to the chlorophyll contained in the grass. Grass produces food materials through photosynthesis, providing the plant the energy it needs to function. Photosynthesis  requires energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide from the air and water from the soil. If any of these factors are missing from the equation it can have a negative impact on your lawn. For purposes of this article we will only cover the sunlight requirements of various grasses.  

How do I know if my yard is full sun or partial sun?

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Topics: Sod Installation

Will rain harm sod left on pallets?

Posted by Jack on Apr 7, 2016 9:18:12 AM

Should I cover sod with a tarp if I am not ready to install and it is raining?

No.  You do not need to cover the sod with a tarp if it is raining.  The water will not harm the sod in any way!  The only drawback to keeping it uncovered is that the top layer of sod rolls will be a little wet and heavy when its time to install.

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Topics: Sod Installation

Is rolling your sod necessary?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 5, 2016 4:07:32 PM

One of our steps in our sod installation tips is to roll your new sod. This is not a required step but it is another way to ensure the best possible outcome for your yard. We would not suggest rolling just for fun! It has a purpose. In the stage where you rake the area smooth you want to remove all dead plant material and sticks or roots that are sticking above the topsoil. You want to try to get the area as smooth and evenly graded as possible. Sometimes you will have an air pocket form under a roll of sod. It could be from an area unevenly graded or plant material left behind. These air pockets can let the root system on the fresh sod dry out. This generally will kill the area over the pocket causing brown spots. 

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Topics: Sod Installation

Do you install sod? If not, can you recommend an installer in my area?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 5, 2016 11:46:50 AM

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not install sod. We have recommended installers with locations throughout Maryland. Please note that while we make recommendations, we are not affiliated with these installers. We do not employ their services nor do we guarantee them. With that said, we would enjoy your feedback and experience with those we do recommend. Please feel free to call our office to obtain a list of phone numbers for installers in your area. Likewise, you can always contact one of your local landscaping companies.

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Topics: Sod Installation

How much area does one Terra Tote cover?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Apr 5, 2016 10:00:45 AM

Each Terra Tote contains approximately 30 cubic feet of soil. How many totes you will need depends on the area you have to cover AND the desired soil depth. If you are having problems determining the area you need to cover, check out our Area Calculator tool! You can also use our Garden Soil Calculator to help determine how much soil you will need to purchase. Please note that our totes come in one size. If entering your measurements into the soil the calculator does not give you an even number, you may have to round up to the next quantity. For example, if the calculator indicates you will need to purchase 1.7 bags of soil, you will have to buy 2 totes as we do not break totes for smaller quantities.

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Topics: Sod Installation, Lawn Maintenance

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