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CUSTOMER QUESTIONS

Customers always have questions and that’s terrific!

It’s far better to be armed with the information you need to make your decision & be able to do the job right.
If you have more questions, feel free to ask us. We’re happy to help.
These are a some frequently asked questions:

Isn't all sod the same? Grass is grass. Right?

No, not all sod is the same.  Sod can & does differ greatly between suppliers. Those differences are seen in species or type of grass being grown, colour, quality, freshness, consistency, plant maturity and whether the soil base is peat or mineral.

Remember: If the pallet doesn’t say BLUE GRASS SOD – it’s not ours.

Do you grow your own sod or do you just buy it from somewhere?

Yes, we grow and harvest our own sod.  Our sod nursery farm is located at Stead, Manitoba.

We grow it, so we know it! From seed choice to harvest.

What is sod?

Sod is mature turf grass that has been grown & harvested specifically for the establishment of a lawn.

What type of sod do you grow?

We grow Certified Kentucky BlueGrass Sod on nutrient rich organic Peat soil.

Does harvesting sod deplete the soil on your fields? Do you have to replace the soil in your fields so you can keep growing sod?

No. Harvesting sod does not deplete the soil on our fields and we have never had to truck in or add to the soil on our peat fields in the 55 years of sod production.  When sod is harvested the base of a roll of sod, is mainly made up of roots and minimal amounts of soil.

Does Peat Sod thrive & grow well in Winnipeg and surrounding areas? Does the peat mix well with local soils?

Yes!  Peat Sod grows extremely well in Winnipeg & surrounding areas. Peat Base Sod has no problem rooting into your ‘local’ topsoil. The topsoil you order for your yard & sod projects has a percentage of peat soil mixed into it – usually 25 – 40% is peat.

How late in the year can bluegrass sod be planted or installed in Winnipeg?

BlueGrass Sod can be planted or installed well into the fall.  October and even into November as long as we are able to harvest sod from our fields it can be transplanted to your site. We typically go through to the end of October.  Each year is a bit different. Frost that kills flowers does not effect the harvest or installing of sod.  Call our office to check on sod availability.

Does Peat Based Sod shrink?

The only time Peat Sod will shrink and cause gaps in a new lawn is due to lack of water. Be sure to thoroughly soak your new sod immediately after you install it.  Then keep the root side of the sod and the topsoil below moist, by watering daily.  Maintaining a good moisture content in the sod and soil will alleviate problems, and encourage rooting. Once your new sod is rooted, you can follow the ‘established lawn’ procedures found on our ‘Care & Feeding’ page.

What size are your rolls of sod?

Our Peat Sod rolls are 24″ wide x 81″ long.

Each roll is 13.5 sq. feet or 1.5 sq yards each.

Larger rolls means fewer seams & joints in the lawn and less carrying when you work on your project!

How much does a roll of your Peat Sod weigh?

single roll of Peat sod weighs approx. 25 – 30 lbs or 12 – 14 kgs

Weight varies with moisture content.
In comparison a single smaller mineral sod roll weighs approx 45 – 50 lbs or 21 – 23 kgs each & varies with moisture content.

I'm picking up my sod. Do I need to bring rope or tarps?

Yes, please bring tie-downs or rope to secure your sod inside the box of your truck or trailer.  If you are picking up sod with a van or car you will want to put a plastic sheet or tarp inside to contain the soil.

Do you cut fresh sod for your orders - really?

Yes – absolutely!  Fresh cut sod is a must. We harvest sod from our farm and load it onto the truck immediately for our deliveries and pick-up orders. 

If I can't install my sod right after it's delivered - can I let it sit for a few days?

No.  Sod left to sit on the pallets will heat from the center and ‘burn’ the grass. Sod that has been left to sit and heat will have obvious damage patterns that are easily spotted.  Please be sure you are able to install the sod as soon as it arrives or very shortly after. Sod should be installed the same day as it arrives.

If I spray water on pallets of sod will that keep it from heating?

No, putting a sprinkler on or hosing down the pallets of sod will not stop the heating process. Wetting down sod on the pallets makes a bad situation far worse. The sod needs to be installed ASAP after delivery.  Please plan to install the sod the same day as it arrives.

Do I have to use topsoil under my sod?

Yes. Topsoil is needed on top of the yard base which is usually clay  –  in order for the new sod to thrive.

When topsoil depth is not adequate, it effects the finished quality of your lawn.  Without adequate topsoil depth, the grass plants have no nutrients to feed from and no soil to root into.  Your lawn will not have a healthy appearance and the grass will not thrive. A lawn that is not thriving, thick and healthy will then allow weeds, pests and disease to take over. We recommend a minimum of  3 inches compacted depth. 

Does new sod continue to thicken & green up after I install it?

Yes, once your new sod is rooted up & established into it’s new surroundings it will continue to thicken and green up throughout the growing season.

Do you deliver sod on Saturdays?

Yes! We deliver sod orders 6 days a week including Saturdays – weather permitting of course.

Do I have order full pallets of sod? What if I don't need a full pallet?

No, we will never force you to order full pallets of sod.  You will get the yardage you require when you order from us.

If you only need half a pallet of sod that is what we will deliver. We don’t believe in making our customers pay for extra sod that they don’t need.

Do you accept all sizes of sod orders? What if I only need 1 or 2 rolls of sod?

Absolutely! If you only need a single roll or a few rolls of sod that’s fine – no problem. Call us to arrange the pick up your order.  If you need it delivered, we can do that too – delivery charges do apply.  Call us for details.

What if I need 20 yards, 300 or 3000 yards of sod?

Not a problem!  We can supply fresh cut sod for your project no matter what amount you need.

Do you offer a sod installation service?

Yes, we do offer sod installs & landscaping services. Please call for pricing.

Do you pick up the empty sod pallets?

Yes. As part of our customer service empty pallets will be picked up a few days after your sod is delivered.  Please leave them easily accessible for our drivers and free of sod & other debris.

If you picked up your sod, please return the pallets to the agreed upon location at time of pick up.

Our lawn was damaged and we need to repair it. Do you sell seed?

Yes, we sell seed for lawn repairs.  Please call our office for pricing & info.

All sod harvesting and deliveries are weather permitting’

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