Sod Installation

Sod Installation in Fort Worth & the Surrounding Cities

Grass Sod Installers for Fort Worth Homes & Businesses

Clearfork Lawn Care is your local specialist for installing new sod where you need it. We’re located in Fort Worth, and we’re happy to make a trip anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Our sod installation services are split into two categories. We do beautiful residential work to give you the lawn you’ve always wanted. We also provide commercial sod services that handle everything from outdoor business spaces to athletic areas. Whatever kind of sod you need, we can make it happen.

In addition to laying sod, we provide a full range of maintenance and service options, so you never have to worry that your new sod will fail from lack of care. Whether it is for your home or for a business, our sod will give you exactly what you need. Contact us today for grass sod installation in Fort Worth or one of the surrounding cities.

Residential Sod Installation

If it’s for a new home or a lawn upgrade, we can provide sod installation services for you. We’ll start with a planning period where you tell us what you want. We’ll survey the yard and make a recommendation on grass types and an installation process. With you, we’ll finalize the plan before we get started.

Before laying sod on your Dallas/Fort Worth property, we have to prep the yard. Our team will clear the area of weeds, existing grass, and other obstructions that could interrupt the growth of your new lawn. We’ll level areas as needed, and we can install sprinkler systems as needed. In all, the lawn will be ready for the new sod.

From there, we’ll lay the sod. This part of the process doesn’t take too long (depending on the size of the lawn). We’ll ensure everything is laid correctly, and we’ll follow up by tending the sod in the early stages. New sod has specific watering requirements, and we’ll make sure you have a good schedule for watering and additional care.

If you’re a DIY homeowner, we’ll make sure you know when it is safe to move to each new stage of lawn care. If you prefer, you can schedule care services with us that will ensure the new grass thrives after installation.

Commercial Sod Installation

Commercial sod exists on a whole different scale than residential services. Clearfork Lawn Care regularly plans and executes commercial sod installation projects throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, and we’re ready to take care of your business too.

The process starts with a planning phase. This is where you tell us where you want to have new grass. We’ll survey the site to come up with a game plan, and we’ll discuss different sod options and the pros and cons of each choice so that you have the information you need to make a good selection.

Our teams are fully ready to handle large-scale grass sod installation, but we provide these services to smaller businesses too. Regardless of your needs, we can get your sod installed.

If your grass will be for heavy foot traffic and use, we’ll take measures to ensure it is up to the challenge, and in the planning phase, we’ll make sure you know which options can handle the most abuse. We also offer turf services when that proves the more practical option.

Once the sod is installed, we offer professional maintenance services. If you want top-tier care for your new grass, Clearfork Lawn Care is available to provide it. We’ll make sure your new grass investment is in good hands and ready to mature.

Types of Sod for Your Lawn and How to Choose the Best in the DFW

Ready to craft the gorgeous lawn of your dreams? Our Dallas/Fort Worth sod installation experts would love to help you bring your landscaping dreams to life! We offer a variety of sod types that thrive in our northern Texas climate, including:

  • Bermuda grass. Of all grasses available, Bermuda grass is one of, if not the most, popular type of sod grass you’ll see on DFW lawns. This type of grass wears very well, is drought resistant, and needs full sunlight to thrive. Most Bermuda varieties also tend to retain their gorgeous green hue even when it’s scorching outdoors.
  • St. Augustine grass. In Texas, Raleigh St. Augustine grass is the most popular variety of St. Augustine because it grows well in clay soil, can tolerate partial shade, is SAD virus resistant, and needs only four to six hours of direct sunlight to thrive. Palmetto St. Augustine is another popular choice due to its shade, cold, heat, and drought tolerance. Both of these fine-textured, narrow-blade grasses are excellent choices for virtually any DFW lawn.
  • Zoysia grass. Palisades Zoysia grass was developed by the experts at Texas A&M University, which means it was created to thrive in our often fickle climate. This medium-coarse grass can withstand cool temperatures, tolerates heat and sun well, and will even grow in moderate shade. Of all Zoysia grasses, Palisades is also the most drought tolerant — it can survive for up to 15 weeks without being irrigated.
  • Mondo grass. This ornamental grass isn’t often thought of as a lawn option, but it can make a gorgeous lawn when planted correctly. Mondo grass thrives in shady areas, grows to five or six inches tall, and is best mowed at three inches to maintain its gorgeous green hue year-round.
  • Shade grass. Fescue and Bluegrass thrive in shady conditions, but they’re also considered cold-climate grasses, so they tend to wilt when it’s hot and look their best when temperatures drop. These grasses generally remain green throughout the year and do not enter a dormancy period during winter like many other grass types.

How do you choose which type of sod grass is best for your DFW lawn? You’ll need to consider the type of soil your property has, how much shade your lawn naturally gets, and the amount of full sunlight your yard receives.

You’ll also need to factor in the grass type’s watering needs (if you don’t have a sprinkler system, choosing a drought-tolerant variety is in your best interest) and how well it wears. If you have children, have highly trafficked areas of your yard, or tend to spend a lot of time on your lawn, consider choosing a type of sod grass that’s known for wearing well. That way, it’ll retain both its appearance and lush underfoot feel no matter how much time you spend walking on it.

Ultimately, it’s in your best interest to consult with a DFW sod installation expert to determine the best type of grass for your north Texas lawn. You’ll get expert insight into the types of grass that will thrive on your property, along with maintenance and care recommendations that’ll help you help your lawn thrive.

Contact Us Today for Grass Sod Installation

If you’re ready to get past the dreaming stage and start making your grass ideas a reality, give us a call or shoot us a message. We’re excited to work with you, and we’ll be happy to discuss your sod options at length. After a session with our landscape designer, you’ll be prepared to put together something transformative for your home or business. Let Clearfork Lawn Care install the new grass on your Fort Worth area property so that you can get on with enjoying the benefits of our high-quality work.

Sod Installation FAQs

How Long Does it Take to Install Sod?

The time it takes to install sod can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the area, the accessibility of the site, the condition of the soil, and the type of sod being installed. Generally, a professional team can install sod on a 1,000-square-foot lawn in about 2 to 4 hours. However, this can vary depending on the factors mentioned above.

The first step in installing sod is to prepare the soil by removing any existing grass, weeds, and debris, and then grading and leveling the area. This step can take several hours or even a full day, depending on the size and condition of the site.

Next, the sod is rolled out on the prepared soil, with each piece tightly fitted to the next. The edges and corners of the lawn are cut to fit the shape of the area. This process can take several hours, again depending on the size of the site.

After the sod is installed, it is important to water it immediately and regularly for the first few weeks to ensure that it establishes a strong root system. It is also important to avoid foot traffic on the newly installed sod for at least a few weeks to allow it to take root and establish itself.

How Soon Should I Water My New Sod After Laying It?

After laying new sod, it is important to water it as soon as possible. Ideally, you should water the sod within 30 minutes to an hour of installation. This initial watering is critical for helping the sod establish a strong root system.

The first watering should be deep enough to thoroughly saturate the soil underneath the sod, without causing water runoff. This helps to encourage the roots to grow downward, rather than staying near the surface. The amount of water needed will depend on the temperature and weather conditions in your area, but as a general rule, you should aim for about 1 inch of water per week.

After the initial watering, you should continue to water the sod daily for the first two weeks, and then gradually reduce the frequency of watering as the roots start to establish. During hot and dry weather, you may need to water the sod more frequently to prevent it from drying out.

It is also important to avoid overwatering the sod, as this can lead to root rot and other problems. You should aim to keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged, and avoid watering during the hottest part of the day when water is more likely to evaporate quickly.

When Should I Mow My New Sod?

You should wait to mow your new sod until it has established a strong root system, which typically takes about 2-3 weeks after installation. During this time, the sod should be watered regularly to help it establish roots and grow.

What Are the Recommendations for Mowing New Sod?

Once the sod has established, you can mow it for the first time. It is important to mow the new sod when it has reached a height of about 3-4 inches. You should set the mower blade height to cut no more than one-third of the grass blade at a time, to avoid damaging the sod.

Before mowing, you should also make sure that the soil is not too wet or too dry, as this can make it more difficult to mow and may damage the roots. Ideally, the soil should be moist but not soggy.

It is also important to avoid mowing the sod too short, as this can stress the grass and make it more vulnerable to disease and pests. You should aim to keep the grass height at about 2-3 inches, depending on the type of grass and your personal preference.