Sod Blog

Is it ever too late to plant a sod lawn?

In the early 1900’s people traveled the globe to  “put down roots” in southern California for a menagerie of reasons.  Amazing weather was one of them. The tie to human settlement and the rooting of plants is so important as...

How to lay Sod

Laying or planting (that’s right, technically you’re planting) sod is so easy because you simply, yet methodically, lay it on the ground. Marathon Sod is delivered right to your house with a maximum of 500 square feet of sod on...

Lawn Prep: Green It Up Then Kill It!

Typically a new lawn installation is replacing an old tired weed-infested one and like in surgery, pre-op, or in this case, “sod-prep” is really important. The last thing you want to happen is have your new lawn become a hot...

New Lawn Installation Guide

  The industry mantra for a new lawn installation is really simple: Feed. Install. Water. Water. Mow. Feed – Starter fertilizer is designed to delicately awaken the roots of newly planted sod. Broadcast it after you’ve contoured the final grade...

How to Water Your Lawn with a Screwdriver!

Let’s put on hold what you were taught about using a screwdriver (righty tighty lefty loosey) because now it becomes a valuable tool in water management. Uneven watering can produce stressed, brown and dying spots in a lawn. It might...

How Much Water Does Your Lawn Need?

Chances are you’re watering your lawn way too much.  In fact, I know you are.  Let’s take the mystery out of the process by giving your lawn a physical as a doctor might give you. Overall Assessment.  When you go...

Head-to-Head Coverage

Choosing a sprinkler head is like choosing a pair of shoes.  You have different types, shapes, and sizes for all kinds of occasions or in the world of landscaping – for all kinds of planter configurations, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables,...

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses at Home Right Now!

I don’t think 150 years ago our forefathers had any idea that the fuel for their modern technology (electricity, transportation, heat) would be at the forefront of discussion today called “greenhouse gas.”  Due to their inventions, it was discovered that...

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