3 Reasons to use Gro-Max soil for Sodding

Gro-Max® Premium Garden SoilCreating a new lawn is similar to building a house in one crucial aspect. You start with the foundation. The better your foundation is, the longer you are going to enjoy your new home.

At the heart (or… under the surface?) of each lawn is the soil upon which it grows. The health, quality and the color of your new lawn depends on the type of soil you use.

In our Sodding projects, we always use Gro-Max® Premium Garden Soil, reflecting our professional focus on the delivery of high quality and long lasting sod laying results.

Gro-Max® Premium Garden Soil

Gro-Max® soil is a giant step above Triple Mix. Not only it contains peat, compost and topsoil, it also contains aged bark and sand.

Turf Lawn laid on Grow-Max Premium Garden SoilThe presence of aged bark and sand in Gro-Max® Premium Garden Soil creates an optimal PH Soil balance for Sodding. Over time, its superior water holding capacity will provide roots with continuous nutrition. Finally, this soil’s superior air porosity will continue to let much needed Oxygen below the service over a very long period of time

The nurturing abilities of Gro-Max Soil stimulate hyperactive grass roots development – the kind that enable you to sustain a thick, weed free, disease & drought resistant lawn.

Sod Laying (Sodding) using Gro-Max® Premium Garden SoilWe choose to use Gro-Max® soil because:
  • Ultimate Soil PH balance – creating a nourishing and nurturing environment for grass roots development.
  • Superior Moisture Management – draining through excess moisture while retaining enough to sustain for long dry periods.

  • Air Porosity – prevents compaction, Oxygenates, and assures unrestricted root growth environment.

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Alternative (lower cost and quality) soils :
Top Soil for Sodding

Topsoil - used in low-cost Sodding

This is the most basic soil type available. As you can infer from its name, it comes from the top layer of the surface. As such, it is rich in microorganisms and organic matter. It is usually the most economical option, and although things will grow in it – you will need a lot of supplements, nutrients and fertilizers to get good results. Among all options that are available to you, this is the poorest kind of soil to be used for sodding. It will compact quickly, it will not hold moisture very well, and all its nutrients will quickly wash away (and that’s when soil becomes clay).

Triple Mix for Sodding

This is a much higher quality growth medium, as it contains three equal parts of topsoil, peat and compost.

Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter, and it plays a crucial role in water retention – on one hand it holds the moisture in the soil even when dry, and on the other it prevents excess moisture (which can kill the grass roots).

Compost – this is a combination of decomposed plants and animal materials. As such, it is very high in nutrients and minerals. Things growing in compost-rich soil have everything they need (mineral wise) to develop a strong and healthy root system. It dries very quickly, and as such must be balanced with peat.



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If one is looking for a quality sodding company, get Niko’s Gardening Inc. I am writing this review two weeks after the job was completed. I wanted to ensure that I see the result before I say something. When I searched for a sodding company, Niko’s Gardening’s very informative website caught my attention but the crew knew what they were doing. Job quality was key for me. Pricing was also important. I got both. I was quoted and got quality sodding material[Zander sod, Grow-Max soil(better than Triple Mix), river stone]. I was impressed with the way Greg Peker handled the whole transaction from the quotation to the final job. He had a hands-on style of ensuring that the job was according to specification. The day the crew worked on my lawn, I was around to see each step of the sodding process and Greg did not only walked(explained) me through the process but showed me each step completion and for my confirmation. It was not really required of him but sensing my attention to detail, Greg was working with his crew to ensure a job well done. I highly recommend

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– Arnie A.