Reed's Sod Farm
1369 Old York Rd
Allentown, NJ 08501

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How do I know how much sod I need?
An easy way to calculate the square footage you will need, you should first divide your project into squares and / or rectangles. Measure the length times the width of these areas and add them together for the total amount of sod needed.

How long will sod live on a pallet?
Sod is a living plant that we recommend be installed and watered within 12 hours of delivery or pick-up.

When can sod be installed?
Turfgrass sod can be installed year-round. It can even be layered on frozen ground. Fall and spring are ideal seasons for sod installation. In the heat of summer, sod will require more water than cooler season installations.

Why should I install sod instead of seeding?
Turfgrass sod is ready for full use within a couple of weeks of installation. Sod is relatively inexpensive, and adds value to your property the moment it is installed. A sodded lawn needs no special care because it is a mature lawn when installed, whereas a seeded lawn requires years of care to reach maturity. Once sod has been installed, just water, mow and fertilize. Sod is also available in many varieties to adapt to your particular type of soil, sun, shade, etc. Many people consider sod because of its environmental impact. Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere, releases oxygen, provides erosion control, helps groundwater recharge, and minimizes storm water runoff.

How do I maintain my lawn?
To maintain a quality lawn, the grass requires water, sunlight and nutrients. Frequent mowing with sharp blades is a necessity. Dull blades can cause the grass to be torn instead of cut, leaving a bruise or jagged leaf edge, and adding to the risk of turf disease. Never mow more than one third of the grass blade in a single mowing as this will distress the grass. I.e.; if the grass is 3 inches long, do not mow more than 1 inch at a time. Raise the mower height during hot and dry seasons as taller grass retains moisture and shades the soil better than shorter grass.  

Mow when the turf is dry to prevent wet clumping masses from being left behind by the mower, and return mulched clippings to the turf. When the clippings are returned a small amount of organic matter and beneficial nutrients are returned to the soil, improving soil condition. Clippings can and should be collected when they are long and thick, and when the potential for disease development is increased.

Use the proper fertilizers and weed control engineered for your specific turf type. Remember to fertilize according to the seasonal schedules required by your turf. Fertilization schedules can be found on the packaging of most quality fertilizers available at your local home improvement store.