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Early spring marks an optimal window for planting sod in Georgia due to several advantageous factors that promote the successful establishment of a healthy, lush lawn. Georgia’s climate, soil conditions and the characteristics of sod make this season particularly conducive to sod installation. If you were planning sod installation this year, now is the time to begin preparing for your project. Here are some of the reasons why March and April are fantastic months to install new sod.

Moderate Temperatures

Early spring in Georgia offers mild temperatures, typically ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit, creating an ideal environment for sodding. These moderate temperatures support the establishment of sod roots without the stress of extreme heat, allowing for proper root development and integration into the soil.

Sod Growth and Root Establishment

The slightly warmer temperatures of early spring stimulate active growth in sod. When planted during this time, the sod has ample opportunity to establish its roots before the hotter summer months. This ensures a stronger, more established root system that can better withstand the heat stress that summer often brings in Georgia.

Adequate Moisture

Spring in Georgia often sees more frequent rainfall, providing natural irrigation for newly laid sod. This increased moisture availability creates an optimal environment for the sod to take root and flourish. Additionally, homeowners can monitor and supplement irrigation to ensure consistent moisture levels without the excesses of summer heat evaporating water too quickly.

Preventing Weed Growth

Planting sod in early spring helps prevent weed growth. By establishing a healthy sod lawn early in the season, the dense growth of the sod helps prevent weed seeds from germinating and competing for space with the newly planted grass.

Preparation for Summer Use

Planting sod in early spring allows for a fully established lawn just in time for the peak summer season. Homeowners can enjoy a vibrant, lush lawn during the warmer months, creating a perfect outdoor space for recreational activities, gatherings and relaxation.

Optimal Soil Conditions

Early spring soil conditions in Georgia tend to be favorable for sod installation. The soil is typically moist but not waterlogged, making it easier to work with and prepare for laying sod. The cooler temperatures also prevent the soil from drying out quickly, providing a conducive environment for root growth.

Maximizing Growing Season

Early spring planting extends the growing season for the sod. It gives the grass a head start, allowing it to establish a healthy root system and gain strength before the stress of summer heat sets in. This early establishment results in a better-developed lawn that can better withstand the challenges of the hotter months.

Landscaping and Curb Appeal

Planting sod in early spring enhances the overall curb appeal of a property. A lush, green lawn complements the landscape, improving the aesthetics and value of the property.

Early spring in Georgia offers optimal conditions for planting sod, facilitating successful root establishment and growth before the onset of summer heat. By taking advantage of this season, homeowners can ensure the establishment of a healthy and vibrant lawn that thrives throughout the year. Green Landscape Supply is your source for quality sod for your spring lawn installation project. Call our location in Buford or Norcross, GA, to inquire about our sod products.

Posted on behalf of Green Landscape Supply

4548 Thompson Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 745-6980

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Based on 42 reviews

  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!