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When is the Best Time to Lay Sod in Maryland?

When is the Best Time to Lay Sod in Maryland? quantico creek sod

If you’re redoing your lawn with commercial sod, you’re probably wondering when is the right time to do so.

If you’re considering redoing your lawn with commercial sod, you’re probably doing lots of research to answer your questions right now. Is sod the best bet for a new lawn? Does it matter what type of grass I get when I get Maryland sod? Does it matter where I buy my sod – from a “big box” store or a reputable grower? Should I try to DIY my sod installation or have a company do it for me? When is the best time to get sod installed? These questions are great, but let’s focus on just one for now. Let’s explore the best time to lay new sod for it to be healthy and take root

Soil Or Ground Temps Are Important

One of the most important factors you have to consider before laying sod is the temperature of the ground. If the ground is still very cold or even frozen, the sod won’t just do poorly it will likely die. When the sod goes down, the ground needs to be warm enough that the sod can safely live on top of it as the roots start to dig down. Typically, early summer is an ideal time for this. The ground is starting to warm in the spring, but we occasionally have very cool or even cold springs in Maryland. Waiting till early summer ensures the ground is warm enough for the root structure to have its best chance. 

You Need To Have Time To Take Care Of Your New Sod

Caring for new sod is the most important part of the process as a homeowner. You have to do a lot to make sure that your new sod takes good root and thrives. This process takes time and must happen before the weather gets cold in the fall and before the extreme heat of August. You need to spend several weeks making sure your sod is watered (this is easier to do during the summer since you’re more likely to spend time outside in the summer). During the very height of summer heat, the sod will need even more care, but it will do better if it is firmly rooted, so installing early in the summer is the best choice. 

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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