Savannah’s Landscaping Services Sod Maintenance Tips
It is key to hire a professional landscaping company to install your sod. Every lawn in Savannah is different. What grows well in one yard in Savannah may not do so well next door. Sometimes a few miles, or even a few hundred feet, can make a significant difference in the type of grass that does well. Savannah’s Landscaping Services experience and continued education of its employees in Types of Turf grasses give of the ability to make proper recommendations of grasses for our client’s sod installation projects.
Keeping a healthy lawn in Savannah using a particular type of grass, especially those commonly found in Savannah Georgia, have different requirements from one type of sod to another. Soils also can vary greatly, as can drainage, and light levels. It is therefore important for the casual reader to understand that just because a certain type of grass is recommended for Georgia, it should be taken with a bit of speculation. Understanding your geology, topography, and degree of involvement in maintaining a healthy lawn is critical to your success.
Savannah Georgia falls in a geographic region where Warm Season Grasses do well and Cool Season Grasses do not do well.
Common turf grasses are commonly known as sod installed by Savannah’s Landscaping Service in Savannah Georgia lawns:
- St. Augustine
Savannah Sod Pest Problems
Every turf grass has some major pest problem that could limit its use in certain areas or locations. There are several different types of pest problems on turf grasses in Georgia, including diseases, insects, nematodes, and weeds. Proper turf grass management practices will keep most pest problems to a minimum.
Mole crickets have been found in Bermuda grasses and have become a problem in St. Augustine lawns along the Georgia Coast.
Savannah Sod Insect Problems
- Mole crickets
- Fire Ants
- Chinch bugs
Savannah Sod Lawn Diseases
Promoting healthy growth and avoiding conditions that cause stress to your turf grass is the best way to prevent a severe disease outbreak. Stressed lawns are an open invitation for a lawn disease to gain a foothold. Optimal maintenance practices are the best way of avoiding stressed turf grass.
Even if a pathogen is present in the soil, infection will not occur unless the environmental conditions are conducive to disease development. Once turf diseases have become active, they can cause heavy damage if not treated properly. Here is a list of common diseases to Georgia lawns:
- Dollar Spot
- Brown Patch
- Fairy Rings
- Leaf Spot
- Pythium Blight
Savannah’s Landscaping Services, recommend hiring a professional to treat your sod and maintain it.
If you are ready for professional sod installation services call or text 912-386-1232 or fill out our landscaping quote contact form here.