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Sod is turf and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots, or a piece of this material. Sod is grown on sod or turf farms.

 Most sod is grown locally to avoid long transport and drying out of the product. It is sold to landscapers or home owners who use it to establish a lawn quickly and avoid soil erosion. The farms that produce this grass may have many varieties of grass grown in one location to best suit the consumer's use and preference of appearance. It is usually harvested a year after planting. On the farm it undergoes fertilization, frequent watering, frequent mowing and subsequent vacuuming to remove the clippings. It is harvested using specialized equipment with precision adequate to cut standardized sizes. Sod is typically harvested in small square slabs, rolled small rectangles, or large 4 foot wide rolls. Some large sod farms may export internationally. Because of the product's short life after harvest, the sod may be washed clean of the soil down to the bare roots, or sprigs. It makes shipping lighter and cheaper.

When applying sod, application of starter fertilizer with a 1-1-1 ratio of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium may be recommended.  The Phosphorus will assist with root development which is important for the successful establishment of sod. Be sure to lightly rake the fertilizer into the soil to minimize the
 

 

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Ameri-Turf
3773 Chadbourne Rd, Fairfield, CA 707 422-5100

Barrow's Landscaping
Petaluma, CA 707 763-5296

Better Landscapes
PO Box 3056, Rohnert Park, CA 707 585-2818

Broadway Landscape Material
3631 Highway 29, American Canyon, CA 707 643-6321

Get It Done Gardening
Benicia, CA 707 746-8485

Marin Landscape Materials
7596 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 415 897-1337 s

Mc Allister Landscape Constr
711 Lytton Station Rd, Geyserville, CA 707 433-1312

Obrestad Landscaping
600 Cherry Ct, Fairfield, CA 707 207-0109

Park Avenue Turf 

3075 Old Gravenstein Hwy, Sebastopol, CA 707 823-8899

Park Avenue Turf 
7988 Robben Rd, Dixon, CA 707 693-8899

Shamrock Materials Inc
548 Du Bois St, San Rafael, CA 415 455-1575

Sod Shop
Fairfield, CA 707 425-5158

Solano Landscape Materials
1439 Texas St, Fairfield, CA 707 434-8747

Sonoma Materials
21040 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 707 938-3243

Van Winden Landscaping Inc
3101 California Blvd, Napa, CA 707 224-1367

Watersavers Irrigation Inc
1004 Lakeville Cir, Petaluma, CA 707 763-5415

Watersavers Irrigation Inc
508 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 415 454-6581
 
 
 
 
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 fertilizer from coming in contact directly with the roots and causing possible root burning. When applying sod to slopes be sure to lay the sod perpendicular to the direction of the slope. This will help prevent rain water from washing out the sod. If necessary, apply sod staples to hold the sod in place. Water well, but do not over water - it is important to encourage the roots to "look" for water on their own and grow into the soil.

 
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