SOD Installation

What is SOD?

“In Agriculture, specifically Horticulture, sod is a patch of grass with soil beneath it, held together by its grassroots or another piece of thin material.”

Another name used for sod is “Turf”.

Sods are used by Landscapers for:

  • Lawns
  • Golf Courses
  • Sports Stadiums



Benefits of Installing SOD

The Following are some of the benefits of installing SOD.

  • SOD is an Already-Grown Mature Plant. From Day 1, it will look impeccable. On the contrary, it takes years to properly grow grass from seeds or Hydroseeds
  • SOD prevents Erosion and Washouts. Rainstorms wash away the top surface of Hydroseeded lawns, leaving behind trails or washouts and giving the lawn a bumpy surface, making it inhospitable for future grass seeds. SOD prevails against heavy rainstorms. The tight bond between the grass and the soil helps in controlling erosion, even during the heaviest weather conditions.
  • SOD saves your precious time because it scarcely needs any attention. You just need to water it regularly and adequately.
  • SOD is cost effective. All the grass-growing aids like water, fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides can be costly. With SOD, the grass is already grown and can provide an instantly healthy lawn requiring only routine maintenance.
  • SOD is Aesthetically Pleasing and makes the lawn look very nice.
  • SOD prevents use of chemicals. It assists in minimizing the use of chemicals like fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, saving the environment from local and global damage.
  • SOD is Easy to Grow on Poor Soils. If you take the seeding route, you’ll require Premium and Top-Class soil with constant care 24/7. SOD already contains a Solid Base of Soil. So, it can easily grow in poor quality soils, making it adaptive to harsh conditions.
  • SOD acts as an Instant Lawn. You just have to roll out SOD on the soil’s top surface. There’s no waiting time.
  • SOD saves Frustration. To grow grass from Seed/Hyroseed is a headache because you have to take in account a lot of additional factors and considerations.

Types of Recommended SOD Grass in North-Texas:

Following are some of the SOD Grass Types recommended in North-Texas:

  • Bermuda Grass
  • St. Augustine Grass
  • Zoysia Grass


Bermuda Grass:

Bermuda Grass is one of the most sun loving warm season lawn and pasture grasses. The most widespread types of Bermuda Grass planted in North Texas Lawns are:

  • Common Bermuda Grass
  • Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass

The 419 is a finer blade grass than the Common Bermuda Grass.

Benefits: Both grasses are tolerant of drought and traffic. They both require full sunlight for their growth and provide with a very good grass cover.

Drawbacks: The major disadvantage is its poor shade tolerance, growing only a few feet in a heavily shaded area. In slight shade, it will produce only a thin turf at best.


St. Augustine Grass:

In North Texas, the most widely grown variety of St. Augustine is “Raleigh St. Augustine.”

Raleigh St. Augustine is Medium Green in color, and is best grown in Heavier clay soils.

The grass, known for its lovely Blue-Green Hue, turns Brown in winters in areas that have a cold climate.

Benefits: St. Augustine Grass is very tolerant of salt and is grown along the coast for that reason. It is SAD Virus resistant. It competes well with weeds.

Drawbacks: Fungal diseases, including “Large Brown Patch” and “Gray Leaf Spot” can cause patches of St. Augustine Grass to die. MoreoverSt. Augustine Grass holds up only to normal lawn traffic. It has relatively poor wear tolerance and won’t thrive in an area with repeated foot traffic.


Zoysia Grass:

 Zoysia Grass is best established from sod. It is a good grass for full sun and lightly shaded areas. It has similar maintenance requirements as St. Augustine Grass and is Slow Growing. It doesn’t need to be mowed or edged as often as other turf grasses.

Benefits: Zoysia Grass will maintain a better color in cool weather, if fertilized during the fall. It is also very water efficient, needing only about a half-inch of weekly rain to thrive.

Drawbacks: Vertical Growth of Zoysia Grass is really slow. Zoysia grass forms heavy thatch, which is a thick, brown or black layer of plant debris between the soil and the grass. If thatch is more than 3/4 inch thick, water, fertilizer and pesticides never reach the soil because they cannot penetrate the tough, dry layer. If Zoysia Grass grows roots in the dry thatch layer, the roots cannot receive water. Although Zoysia Grass tolerates drought, it turns brown and goes dormant without frequent watering during prolonged dry spells.



Following is the pricing, followed for each grass type:

Grass Type


Bermuda Grass


St. Augustine Grass


Zoysia Grass


The whole SOD Installation Process will be covered, under the above mentioned prices. This process will include:

  • Pickup and Delivery of SOD Grass from our SOD Farm
  • Preparation and Removal of Old Grass
  • Top Soil Installation
  • SOD Installation
  • Clean Up
  • In person consultation on proper care and maintenance to ensure health of your new SOD
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Why Choose Plano Landscaping

  • We Treat Your Home Like Our Own.
  • We Don’t Lock You Into Contracts.
  • Backed By Over 20 Years of Experience.
  • Independently Owned & Operated.
  • We’ll Never Leave Your Gate Open
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

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