Sod comes on a 3x3 pallet of 250 sq. ft/pallet (a refundable pallet charge is applied).
Sod weight can vary depending on water content and season.
Sod pickup at farm requires a pick up or trailer capable of handling heavy sod orders.
TO ORDER ONE OF OUR GREAT SOD BLENDS SIMPLY CALL 503-266.2699
Anderson Family Farms asks that all orders, please be placed with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice
Spray your lawn area with Round-Up to kill weeds and/or
existing lawn. (Allow 10-14 days for best results.)
Please follow all State and Federal laws as well as the
manufacturer's directions before application of chemicals.
Flag sprinkler heads.
Remove dead Lawn, Weeds, etc. This can be done by hand
or a sod cutter. Sod cutters are usually available at your
local rental yard.
Sometimes you may need to loosen or rototill the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches
if soil is compacted or needs amended. Use sandy loam soil
if needed. See
Rake and remove any large clods, rocks, or root clumps.
Roll to smooth out the area. Your local rental yard
usually have rollers.
If you are putting the sod the next to a driveway or
sidewalk, grade your area so that it is an 1/2 inch lower
than the walking surface.
Water the prepared area to settle ground for
installation of sod DO NOT OVER WATER. You do not want
muddy or soggy soil at the time of installation.
Lay the turf as soon as possible after it arrives to
ensure freshness (keep any un-laid turf moist and shaded
to keep quality). NOTE; Sod is cut fresh to order and
usually can be laid up to 12 hours after delivery.
When laying sod it works best if you can start with a
long, straight, line. (especially against driveway or
sidewalk). Stagger the seams in each row.
Push the ends and edges against each other tightly
without stretching. Avoid overlapping or leaving
On slopes, lay turf across the slope instead of up and
After laying the turf, roll entire area out to remove
any air pockets and to achieve smooth level lawn.
DO NOT ALLOW THE SOD TO DRY OUT! Water lightly after
installation. Make sure to keep sod moist.
We recommend that you sprinkle your sod 4-5 minutes 3
to 4 times per day for the first 2 weeks.
DO NOT ALLOW TO
PUDDLE. Be sure to watch for the following: Areas near
buildings can dry out faster, extra warm or windy weather
will dry out the sod faster. Continue to water regularly
once sod is rooted as weather dictates. In warm weather,
water more often. Once the nights become cooler, water
less. Once the rain starts, stop watering unless it
becomes long stretches without rain.
VERY IMPORTANT: Mow your lawn 7 to 10 days after installation. Mow to
1 ½ to 2 ¼ inches high. Check to see that it is firmly
rooted (try to lift a corner) before mowing. For Water
Warden mow 2 to 2 ½ inches.
All turf requires fertilizer. We recommend every 4 to 6 weeks with
a balanced fertilizer.
i.e. 20-10-10. There are many blends. Consult your local garden center.
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