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Fall Sod Maintenance Tips

Fall Sod Maintenance Tips quantico creek sod

As the summer slowly fades into autumn, it’s time to shift your lawn care to focus on fall sod maintenance.

As the summer slowly fades into autumn, it’s time to shift your lawn care to focus on fall sod maintenance. A beautiful, green lawn will add to your curb appeal and ensure you are ready for the harsh winter ahead. To ensure your sod stays healthy, here are some of our best landscaping tips for fall sod maintenance. 

Raking Leaves

Fallen leaves and other organic yard debris can suffocate your sod, which prevents proper air circulation and sunlight exposure. To counteract this, regularly rake your lawn to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris. This simple landscaping tip significantly improves your sod’s health by allowing it to breathe and absorb essential nutrients efficiently.

Fertilize Properly 

Fertilizing your lawn in the fall provides essential nutrients supporting root development during winter. For your fall sod maintenance, you should opt for a balanced, slow-release fertilizer rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. If you do have very young sod, like less than six weeks old, you should wait to apply fertilizer as part of your landscaping routine until things are more established. 

Water the Right Way

Although fall brings cooler temperatures, proper watering is still important for sod maintenance. Monitor your lawn’s moisture levels and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to fungal issues. Deep, infrequent watering is the key to encouraging deep root growth, which will encourage your sod to be more resilient as temperatures start to get cooler. 

Work with Professionals

Consider hiring professional landscaping services for comprehensive fall sod maintenance services if you aren’t sure what to do. Experienced professionals have the knowledge and tools to assess your lawn’s specific needs and provide tailored solutions. Their expertise can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of your sod. Make sure that you choose sod maintenance professionals and not just lawn care professionals who might not be as familiar with how to care for new sod

Get Your Yard Ready for Fall!

Since our inception from a humble 30-acre field to over 4,500 acres of turf grasses, Quantico Creek Sod Farm is now the LARGEST SOD FARM IN THE TRI-STATE AREA. Our service areas cover Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC Delaware, Virginia and Northern North Carolina. Order early and order often to ensure the best service possible. Contact us through our online page. Please find us at 27616 Little Lane, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. Our phone number is 410-726-6103, and our fax number is 410-742-6550. Speak to Jason Anderson for Turf Grass Sales. Reach him by email at Finally, follow us on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, and our blog!

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