Sod

New sod allows you to enjoy instant beauty and maturity without the usual time consuming hassles of seeding. When purchasing turf, be sure that you are getting the freshest, finest quality turf available.

Spring and fall are the best times to install sod because of the cooler temperatures and more rainfall. Summer is a good time as well, however, more attention needs to be paid to watering and keeping the new sod wet for the first few weeks during the hottest period of the year.

We install sod in some spots or entire lawn. Re-leveling with additional top soil if necessary.

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Our Sod Installation Process

With LawnExpert, you can look forward to having a smooth sod installation process that will provide you with a durable, affordable lawn to enjoy for many years. We make yard and lawn care easy by providing premium sod installation services along with all the other yard and lawn care services you need for a beautiful, healthy, inviting yard.

We make sure all installation steps are followed:

  • Mark all sprinkler heads to prevent damage
  • Remove all existing grass, weeds and rocks and loosen up the soil with a roto-tiller to promote healthy root growth
  • Resurface the yard where needed by applying a top dressing soil
  • New sod installed in a staggered joint fashion to prevent any water runoff
  • Roll in new sod with a Water Roller for great root contact and a smooth finish
  • Test sprinkler system and provide watering instructions

After installation

We double-check all sprinkler heads to be sure they are operating correctly. If any sprinkler heads are damaged, we replace them.

Watering must be started immediately after the sod is installed. This way you can get started watering while the rest of the sod is being installed. It is essential that enough water is put down the first time to thoroughly soak the sod and the soil under the sod.

Once all this is done, we will follow up with you after a couple of weeks to find out how your grass is growing and answer any questions you may have. If you have questions or concerns before the two week follow-up, just call or e-mail us.

Sod Types

St. Augustine - Raleigh and Palmetto

Characteristics
This warm-season grass has a coarse texture and is medium-to-dark green in color. It also has a creeping growth habit and dense turf.
Temperature Tolerance
St. Augustine grass thrives well during the heat of summer months, and tolerates most of the winters in North Texas without much problem. Extreme cold temperatures that occur occasionally in this area can cause damage to St. Augustine grass, especially in shady areas.
Shade Tolerance
The most shade tolerate of any of the warm season grasses. Can survive with as little as 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Wear Resistance
Exhibits poor wear tolerance to repeated foot traffic. Occasional traffic is not a problem on established turf. Has the ability to recover from damage rapidly once foot traffic is removed.
Water Requirements
Requires irrigation during summer months of approximately 1/2-3/4 inch of water two to three times a week depending on soil type.
Disease and Insect Susceptibility
Several diseases and insects can cause serious problems if not recognized and treated promptly.
Recommended Usage
Still our best choice for lawns with partial shade. It will also perform well in lawns with full sun exposure. With proper care, St. Augustine will provide a thick beautiful lawn that discourages weed infestation.

Bermuda - Tifway 419 and Celebration

Characteristics
A warm-season grass with fine to medium texture, Bermuda grass is known for its dark green color. Vigorous growth along with an extensive root system combine to produce a dense hardy turf that is tolerant to most stress conditions.
Temperature Tolerance
Bermuda exhibits excellent heat and cold tolerance if properly managed. Cold temperatures in winter will cause grass to go dormant but green up in spring is quick.
Shade Tolerance
Very poor shade tolerance; requires full sun for most of the day to grow properly.
Wear Resistance
One of our most wear resistant turfs. Can withstand moderate foot traffic without much damage. Recovers very quickly is damage has occurred.
Water Requirements
Can survive with very little irrigation. However, in order to maintain good quality turf, waterings of approximately 1/2 – 3/4 inch two to three times a week depending on soil type may be required.
Disease and Insect Susceptibility
Bermuda is susceptible to numerous diseases and insects. Proper detection and management can prevent any widespread damage.
Recommended Usage
Bermuda can produce a very high quality turf if proper management is provided. It can also function as low maintenance turf for areas that will receive little care or irrigation. Because of this wide area of adaptation, it is utilized on everything from golf greens to roadsides.

Zoysia

Characteristics
Zoysia is a warm-season grass with a fine-to-medium texture and dark green color. It produces a low-growing, dense turf and has a slow growth rate.
Temperature Tolerance
Tolerating heat exceptionally well, Zoysia also has one of the best overall cold tolerances of any warm season turf. It will turn totally dormant after the first frost but is one of the earliest grasses to green up in the spring.
Shade Tolerance
Has moderate shade tolerance, which enables it to withstand some lower light conditions. Rated second in shade tolerance behind St. Augustine.
Wear Resistance
Has some of the best wear resistance of any grass. If damage does occur, recovery is slow because of its slow growth rate.
Water Requirements
Comparable to most of the warm season grasses. Has ability to live with little water, but to maintain quality turf, irrigation of approximately ½ – ¾ inch two to three times a week may be required.
Disease and Insect Susceptibility
Overall Zoysia is highly resistant to most major turf diseases. Occasional insect problems can be controlled with proper management.
Recommended Usage
Provides very good quality turf for home or business lawn. Moderate shade tolerance and excellent cold tolerance make it a grass that probably should be considered more often.

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    7/02/2018

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    11/21/2019

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    3/21/2019
  • review rating 3  They mow regularly however they are 3 stars for me as they don’t do the flowerbed maintenance that is a part of our service unless I email and specifically request that they do so.

    thumb Sean Hicks
    8/14/2019

    review rating 5  Israel @ LawnExpert was hired to rid my front flower beds of a very invasive ground cover. They pulled the obvious foliage up, then put a weed eradicator and then covered the entire beds with 3 inches of mulch. I look forward to Spring and having no weeds in my flower beds and we can work on the beautification of the project.

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    11/22/2019

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    10/31/2019
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    thumb Joann Limes
    3/19/2019

    review rating 5  I can’t begin to say enough about the service Israel and the Lawn Expert Team provided me! Israel was very helpful throughout the entire process from planning to scheduling to installation. They redid all of my flower beds, installed crushed granite walkways, and installed new sod. The Team was professional and did a top notch job! I highly recommend them for any project you have coming up. They will be my first and only call the next time we need anything done!

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    6/26/2019

    review rating 5  Great Service and Great Rates. Have used them regularly and on short notice with no problems. Will be continuing to use LawnExpert. Thank You!

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    5/18/2018

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