How to Take Care of New Sod in the Fall

We recommend applying a winterizing fertilizer or other slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to the sod in November. This will help keep the grass-fed during the winter and into the spring. This step should be followed as long as the sod has been in place for over six weeks.

Laying sod in late summer or early fall if possible to avoid the summer heat and this will allow for plenty of time for your sod to become established before cooler weather sets in during the late fall.

Fall is a great time to lay sod as it means cooler temperatures. You will still need to water regularly but there is less intense heat drying out your sod. You will also need to use less water with cooler temperatures. Timing is a bit more crucial in the colder months than in the hot summer. Sod takes around 5 – 8 weeks to grow before the ground is expected to freeze. Once the ground is frozen your sod will be able to continue developing its root system.

For various varieties of sod in Utah and questions about sod and sod for your landscaping needs give Sod King a call today. We offer sod installation, sod pickup and also carry a variety of mulch products and offer sod installation and mulch installation in Utah. We have many pickup locations throughout the Wasatch Front including Lehi, Salt Lake City, South Jordan, Farmington and more. 

For sod prices, sod in Utah, additional information on sod and what would be the best sod variety for your yard give Sod King a call or text us at 801-203-3035