top of page

Sod Installation

If you're in search of expert assistance for sod installation, Nature's Landscape is at your service. Allow us to shoulder the intricacies of sod installation, ensuring you can relax and revel in the beauty of a verdant and thriving lawn.

Visit our website to discover more about our services and how we can assist you in crafting the lawn of your dreams.

Types of Sod 

Perennial Ryegrass Sod 

Kevlar Tall Fescue Sod

  • Truly Eco-friendly with the lower Nitrogen requirement, drought resistance.

  • Sunny to slight shade (minimum 5-6 hours direct sunlight) 

  • Adapts to varying site conditions

  • Produces a deep root system and aggressively generates tillers, shoots and rhizomes to improve wear tolerance and hasten recuperation from injury

  • Attributes contribute to a more dense, improved turf quality throughout the growing season

  • Drought tolerant         

  • Sunny (minimum 6 hours direct sunlight)    

  • Winter hardy                                     

  • Good green color

  • Fine blade, dense turf

  • Better adaptation to cool, damp climates

  • Disease resistant                  

  • Contains 30% spreading Perennial Ryegrass to help with durability and self-repairing

Preparing for Sod Installation in Southern Oregon

In Southern Oregon's diverse climate, installing sod provides a quick solution to achieve an instant green lawn. Before this transformation, thorough preparation is imperative to guarantee the sod—be it Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, or any other variety—roots effectively and flourishes.

Firstly, estimate the sod quantity needed. This involves measuring your lawn's size and deciding on the type of sod suitable for your space—Fescue sod is known for its drought tolerance, while Perennial Ryegrass sod offers fine texture and rapid growth.

Following the measurement, ground preparation is the next step. Any pre-existing grass, stones, or debris should be removed. A tiller, penetrating up to six inches deep, not only clears but also aerates the soil, enabling the roots of the new, instant green sod to delve deeper and establish faster.

Post tilling, it's crucial to ensure an even soil surface with a gentle gradient away from buildings to avoid waterlogging. For optimal growth, especially in Southern Oregon's soil, fortifying it with vital nutrients and adjusting its pH is beneficial.

Installing the Sod

Once your ground is prepped, it's sod-laying time. Given the task's physical demands, many homeowners in Southern Oregon trust expert services, like Nature's Landscape, to ensure the best outcomes. If undertaking this DIY, remember to lay the sod promptly upon its arrival to avoid dehydration.

Initiate by aligning the sod slabs along your yard's lengthiest straight boundary. As you proceed, alternate the sod's seams in a brick-like pattern. Once all sod—Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, or your chosen type—is laid, water it sufficiently, ensuring the roots initiate contact with the soil, but avoiding puddling.

The investment for sod installation can differ based on various factors. Yet, the instantaneous lush, green outcome often validates the cost. It's wise to converse with specialists, like Nature's Landscape, for accurate estimates tailored for Southern Oregon conditions.

Sod Fertilization

Post-installation, the focus shifts to maintenance, ensuring your lawn remains vibrant. Fertilization is paramount, providing essential nutrients. Depending on whether you've opted for Fescue sod, Perennial Ryegrass sod, or another variety, fertilizer recommendations can differ.

Determining the right fertilizer, its timing, and quantity can be intricate. Many guidelines offer directions in nitrogen amounts per square footage, which may be perplexing for homeowners. Nature's Landscape can offer expert advice, ensuring neither over nor under-fertilization occurs.

Post-Installation Lawn Maintenance

Sustained lawn beauty demands consistent care, especially watering, post sod-laying. Initial weeks post-installation require diligent hydration. As days progress and the sod settles, moderate the watering frequency.

Mowing commences once the sod anchors firmly, typically post a fortnight or three weeks. Effective mowing can deter weeds and induce thicker grass growth.

Incorporate periodic lawn aeration to counteract soil compression and enable efficient nutrient absorption. Concurrently, herbicides and pesticides application, timed perfectly, can ward off weeds and pests.


Even with meticulous care, certain challenges—like yellowed patches or pest attacks—may arise. Pinpointing the problem's origin is pivotal, be it overexposure to sun, excess fertilization, or other reasons.

Understanding and addressing issues early on is essential. For a seamless sod installation experience in Southern Oregon, especially with specialty sods like Fescue or Perennial Ryegrass, relying on professionals like Nature's Landscape is always a prudent choice.

bottom of page