Prairie Sod Farm Frequently Asked Questions
You may have questions about how Prairie Sod Farm can help you, about our installation process, or how we transition our yard to yours. Below is a selection of our most frequently asked questions. If you have other questions, or would like to speak with one of our friendly representatives, contact us today!
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR SOD?
- Grade the area that you will be laying the sod – approximately a 1 ft drop for every 100 ft away from the house.
- We always recommend at least 4 inches of fertile topsoil with no weeds. If you have weeds in your topsoil cultivate them or use a chemical application (always follow the manufacturer's recommendation for rate of application).
- The soil should be level and firm, but not hard packed.
- Allow approximately ¾ inch next to walkways and driveways for the thickness of the sod.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are 20 minutes south of Regina.
HOW IS SOD SOLD?
- Sod is sold by the roll.
- The rolls are 2 feet by 5 feet in dimension.
- To determine how many rolls you require take your area of your space (lengths times width in feet) and divide by 10.
HOW MANY ROLLS ARE ON A PALLET
- Pallets are 4 ft x 4 ft in dimension.
- There are 60 rolls per pallet and they cover an area of 600 square feet.
- Each pallet weighs approximately 2000 lbs (in normal conditions).
- 1 pallet will go in the back of a standard 1/2 ton truck.
WHAT TIME OF YEAR IS BEST FOR LAYING SOD?
You can install sod from early spring to freeze up in the fall.
HOW DO YOU INSTALL SOD?
- Lay the sod in a staggered pattern.
- Do not overlap sod pieces.
- Do not leave gaps between pieces.
- Use a knife to trim around edges.
WHAT TO DO AFTER INSTALLATION?
- We recommend using a roller on the sod once it is down.
- Sod must be watered thoroughly for several days after it is laid. Water it until the water reaches the subsoil. A good rule of thumb is you want to water it until it is wet but not “squishy”.
- Once the sod is established (attached to the ground) you would water your lawn about 1 inch per week, this includes rainfall.
WHEN DO I CUT MY LAWN?
- Cut the lawn once it is established (attached to the ground).
- Only take 1/3 of the leaf at a time when cutting a lawn.
WHEN DO I FERTILIZE AND WHAT SHOULD I USE?
- Fertilize 2-3 times per year, about 5-6 weeks apart.
- A well balance nitrogen, phosphate fertilizer is recommended. Always follow the fertilizer manufacturer’s recommendations for rate of application.