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Revitalize Your Baltimore Lawn with Professional Sod Installation

Baltimore property owners can trust Scientific Plant Service to provide the care their landscape needs to thrive. Sometimes, after years of wear, your lawn needs to start fresh. One of the best ways to do this is to lay sod that quickly rejuvenates the beauty of your landscape. Since 1957, Scientific Plant Service has provided professional lawn care services to our Baltimore community. Our Baltimore sod installation services help you enjoy a beautiful new lawn without waiting weeks for new seeds to germinate and grow. Our experienced and licensed crew is prepared to provide you with the variety of services your lawn and new sod require. Contact Scientific Plant Service today to learn more about our sod installation services. 

What Is Sod? 

If you are unfamiliar with sod, know that sod is a layer of established grass. It is dug up with roots and some soil still attached so it can be harvested in long strips, rolled up, and delivered to its new location. The sooner you can lay down harvested sod, the better. Why do people choose to lay down sod? Reseeding your lawn to encourage new growth may be cheaper and require less effort, but it takes longer to get the gorgeous green lawn you want. When you install sod, you can see a finished-looking lawn after the installation is complete

Step-by-Step Sod Installation Process for Baltimore Homes and Businesses

Baltimore sod installation services from Scientific Plant Service include the basic steps that are required to install and nourish new sod. These steps include:

  1. Remove the Old Grass 
  2. Prepare the Soil: Till the soil beforehand to break up clumps and ensure it is level. The soil must be loose, not compacted, so that roots can establish themselves in the soil.
  3. Lay the sod.
  4. Neaten the edges.
  5. Water Frequently: Taper off how much you water your sod as time goes on, and it becomes more established. 
  6. Apply Fertilizer: Apply six to eight weeks after laying sod to encourage growth. 
  7. Overseed Shady Spots: The seed helps parts of your new grass thrive in the shade. Sod is usually full-sun grass because it was grown in full sun and will need to adjust to shade. 

It typically takes two to six weeks for the new sod to bond with the native soil and become fully integrated into your existing soil and landscape. 

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When Is The Best Time to Lay Sod? 

New sod installation can be done at almost anytime of the year as long as there are some watering capabilities.. In areas that favor cool-season grasses, it may be best to install new sod in spring or fall. In warm-season grass zones, sod is an effective way to cover the yard during the summer months.. The key to Baltimore sod installation services is selecting an installation team you trust. At Scientific Plant Service, we ensure that all proper steps are taken so the new sod thrives once placed in your landscape. 

The Benefit of Soil Testing Before Sod Installation

New sod prefers a well-aerated soil that is nutrient-rich and slightly acidic, with a pH between 6 and 7.0. The only way to know what kind of soil you have is to test it. This can be done with a simple soil test from Scientific Plant Service. Soil tests are recommended for all properties to determine the soil’s level of nutrients and pH. The results will show whether your soil needs potassium, phosphorus, or pH adjustments to reach its optimal state. Once the soil is amended, you can lay the sod and know that you have paved the way for successful turf growth. 

Call Scientific Plant Service for Your Baltimore Sod Installation Services

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke.  We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community.  From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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