Pick Sod for Yard

Cool Season Grasses

If you live in a region with cold winters and hot summers and has regular periods of rain. Three of the most common cool season grasses are Kentucky bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Bentgrass.These grasses can go dormant during times of droughts and experience two periods of shoot growth annually, once in mid-spring and again in early fall.

Warm Season Grasses

If you live in the hot and humid climates found in places like the southern United States, one should choose warm season grasses. Warm season grasses only have a single expanded shoot growth during the summer. Many kinds of warm season grasses require special care during the winter months when blades tend to turn brown and may require reseeding in areas damaged by the cold. Popular warm season grasses include St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Centipede.

What Will Your Grass Be Used For?

If your lawn will be heavily used by kids who play on it or you have frequent outdoor get togethers or BBQ’s. Then consider grass that can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Two options would be Bermuda or Zoysia. Both of these withstand heavy use better than most other types.

If your yard has little sunlight or is heavily shaded both St. Augustine and Centipede mixtures are excellent choices. If you get plenty of bright sunlight Bermuda is a great choice.

For large yards, Centipede is not only a popular choice in warm regions because it requires no liming to remove acidity but it also requires infrequent mowing. More expensive sods however, like Zoysia, as beautiful as it is, might be more expensive than ones budget allows.

All grass will do well in with rich topsoil. But homeowners who live in places with little rain and desert-like regions have limited options when choosing their sod. Bahia is popular because it can grow in infertile and sandy ground. Where as Centipede grass, also known as the “lazy man’s” grass, can withstand acidic soil.

Watering Tools for Yard

Watering can

Traditional watering cans are effective water-saving tools. While it may be easier to use a hose, the impact of heavy water that flows on it can damage your plants. Additionally, watering cans are recommended to use on small potted plants because the amount of water it holds is just enough. This means you can prevent water wastage.

Hanging basket wand

Plants that hang in patios and trees like orchids and other decorative plants are easier to water using hanging basket wand. You can just angle this longer wand near the breaker end and your plants get hydrated at an instant. Compared to holding up a hose, this watering system is lightweight and easier to position correctly.

Rain gauge

In areas where rainfall is abundant, this little tool is very helpful as it shows how much natural precipitation has fallen on your lawn or garden. You will be able to determine if you need to water your yard or take a day off from the responsibility. Make sure to empty the gauge after every rainfall in order to get accurate data.

Soaker hose

Newly planted seeds need low-volume watering system. A soaker hose is an ideal tool because this provides proper hydration. It makes sure that water truly seeps through the ground. To achieve the all-natural look of the plant bed and to prevent water wastage, you can cover the soaker hose with mulch.

Timer

Schedule watering in your lawn and maintain this through a timer. This affordable gadget will help you ensure that your lawn is green at all times. Watering timer can be set to the necessary duration. Before you leave, turn the spigot on. You’ll have your lawn and garden hydrated according to the set schedule.