Transform Your Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Yard into a Seamless Green Lawn with our Sod Installation Services
Grass seeds alone aren't enough to cover your lawn with a lush, verdant layer of grass. If you're renovating your yard, repairing the landscaping after new irrigation installation, or redesigning your lawn altogether, start with sod. Rolls or squares of specially grown sod can quickly transform your yard from a construction site to grassy landscaping. With a few weeks of expert care, it can become a seamless green lawn with strong roots.
Talk to the landscaping design and lawn care experts at Pleasant Landscapes about sod installation for your Mt. Pleasant, SC home. We can help you:
- Choose the right grass for your lawn's composition and design plan.
- Prepare your soil and irrigation system to give your new grass a healthy start.
- Integrate sod into your new landscape design.
- Maintain your lawn with fertilizing and other lawn maintenance services.
Strong Green Grass Starts with Professional Sod Installation
New sod needs extra attention to grow strong and healthy. That starts with preparing the soil before your sod arrives and continues through regular grass maintenance and lawn care.
1. Preparing the Soil
Your lawn's soil composition will be a large factor in the health of your new sod. If the pH level is too high (alkaline) or too low (acidic), it can put a lot of stress on your grass. Soil that's missing key nutrients or is oversaturated with fertilizer can be just as hazardous. That's why our sod installation experts will balance your soil before your sod arrives. We will also remove all remaining traces of weeds and the previous grass.
2. Fertilizing and Laying the Sod for Healthy Growth
Once the soil is ready, we can roll out your new sod. This includes:
- Carefully laying the grass sections along your property's edges and garden beds.
- Pressing the sod into the soil to ensure good root connections and growth.
- Fertilizing and watering the sod in gentle cycles to ensure a smooth, healthy transition period.
- Cleaning the surrounding area of debris and excess grass for a picture-perfect installation.
3. Maintaining the Grass for Long-Lasting Green Lawns
Once the sod has started developing strong roots and the seams have faded into healthy grass, it's time to implement a long-term maintenance plan. Every grass variety has ideal micronutrient thresholds and a recommended blade length. Bermuda grass, for example, needs to stay clipped short for optimal sunlight exposure. St. Augustine grass, on the other hand, should stay between 3-4 inches. Our lawn maintenance teams can ensure your sod develops into a healthy green lawn maintained at its strictest ideal standards.
Choose a Grass Type That Fits Your Lawn and Lifestyle
Your lawn has its own unique soil composition. Everything from the soil type to the pH level and the existing micronutrients play a part in how well different grasses will grow on your lawn. A professional landscaper can analyze your soil and recommend the best fit for your property.
Some of the best grass types for Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and the surrounding South Carolina area include:
Bermuda grass loves to grow but hates the shade. Consider this sod variety if you have a wide open lawn with no trees or extending patio covers. Once shade is out of the question, Bermuda grass is a resilient, reliable choice. It can survive droughts, sandy soil, and salt levels that would impair the growth of other grass varieties.
If you have a lot of pine trees on your property and you live further inland, centipede grass may be a good fit for your property. It's a verdant summer-type grass that is heat-resistant and, to a limited extent, drought-resistant. It's also resistant to a lot of local diseases and pests. However, centipede grass can easily be damaged by too much foot traffic. If your landscaping has plenty of footpaths to keep people off the grass, centipede grass may be a perfect fit.
St. Augustine Grass
South Carolina soil has a high pH level and lots of built-up salt from the coast. The closer you live to a beach, the better a fit St. Augustine grass is for your lawn. It's also a great fit if you want a thick, dewy lawn with longer blades at 3-4 inches long. St. Augustine grass loves partial shade, so we can lay sod near your trees and thicker shrubs or garden beds. Combined with our fungicide and pest control services, St. Augustine sod can keep your lawn and landscaping green for years to come.
Zoysia grass is a slow but steady grass variety that can fit any long-term landscaping plan. It can grow beautifully in full sunlight and even in partial shade. It also doesn't mind the greater Charleston, South Carolina, area's alkaline soil. However, its durability is centered in its slow growth. If your zoysia grass takes on damage from heavy foot traffic or weeds, it can take longer than other grass types to repair itself.
Every grass variety brings unique strengths with them, and they can all be beautiful additions to your landscaping. Talk to an experienced landscape designer about the best choice for your lawn's soil composition. They can also incorporate your landscape design plans and lifestyle to recommend the right fit.
Replace Damaged Turf and Brown Patches
Sometimes browning grass in your lawn isn't just under the weather. Brown patches are sections of over-fertilized or over-watered lawn that have undergone too much damage to be easily repaired. If these brown patches sit for too long, they can become dead patches with no hope of regrowth.
These sections of grass can be cut away and replaced with fresh sod. Our lawn maintenance teams can:
- Remove dead grass.
- Repair and rejuvenate the underlying soil.
- Lay new sod.
- Carefully water and fertilize the sod during its transition period to ensure seamless growth and healthy roots.
Brown patches and dead patches aren't the only signs of damage that can be fixed by new sod. New sod can replace sections with roots devastated by grubs and mole crickets. It can also replace weed-infested sections of your lawn and patches of thin grass.
Contact Us Today About Rolling Out Healthy Green Sod!
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"Your guys did a wonderful job! You're my ONLY company now! "
- Constance D. from Hanahan
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- Jan and Doug H.
"My new lawn looks great! Their crews worked so hard in severe heat. I really appreciate their efforts! Please convey my appreciation to all your crew and management."
- Judy M. of Mt. Pleasant
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- Chris G. of Mt. Pleasant
Rest easy with landscape services from Pleasant Landscapes. From lawn care, tree care and plantings to seasonal clean-up, your property will always be pristine.