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Will Frost Hurt My Sod?

Posted by Ryan Wolfe on Jan 4, 2017 8:34:28 AM

It is mid-November and your new sod is completely installed. Temperatures have been mild except for tonight. There is a heavy frost expected for tomorrow morning. Several things may run through your head. Should I cover the sod with plastic? Is my sod going to be injured? Should I have waited until the spring to install new sod?


If you installed Tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass sod there is no need to worry. Tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass may be installed year round. That being said frost will not have an impact on your new sod other than making it sparkle for a few hours in the morning. 

Things to consider when a frost is expected:

  1. You do not need to cover your new sod with plastic
  2. Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass can be installed year round as long as the ground is not frozen. Even in the winter!
  3. Once the frost burns off your sod will look just as green an healthy as it did when you installed it.
  4. Continue normal care for your new sod.

If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us 410-827-5000 or team@centralsodmd.com. Don't let cold weather or the threat of frost steer you away from a new lawn this fall/winter!


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