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Greg Peker

An Expert in Sodding, Gardening & Landscape.

Generally, sodding (also known as re-sodding or lawn installation) can be done during any point of the growth season. In comparison, using sod is certainly more beneficial than grass seed, as seeds can only be planted when temperatures remain around 20C. So what is the best time for sodding? Here, you will find out!

Sod, or turf grown on a farm, is a mature grass. It features a deep root system, making it ideal for your backyard or front yard. To ensure successful sodding, it’s essential that the sod is freshly cut and delivered on the day of installation and laid on prepared ground. Moreover, this guarantees a healthy lawn.

Niko’s Gardening team insures that we always get a fresh batch of sod delivered to us on the day of the job.

Is Sodding in the spring the best time?

Sodding Mississauga lawn

Many people believe that Spring is the ideal time for sodding. Indeed, it makes sense – when nature awakens, plants rapidly develop, and lawns grow tall quickly, requiring weekly mowing. Sodding in the Springtime brings many advantages, and this is usually our busiest season, as we offer sodding services in Toronto, Thornhill, and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.

There are two challenges to keep an eye on, when installing a lawn in the spring:

  • contractors are very difficult to get a hold of
  • Booking your job should ideally be done well ahead of time; it is recommended to get an estimate in March or April.
  • Rates are expected to be higher during this peak season

As the snow melts, everyone hastily prepares their gardens for the season. Here in the GTA, residents of Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Thornhill, and Toronto have a short window of eight months to enjoy their outdoor spaces. To ensure your lawn is installed in May, it is wise to obtain an estimate and book the job no later than April, or even March.

Sodding in the Summer

Many people feel, that the Summer may be too hot for lawn installation. We strongly disagree! Summer is actually a great time for lawn installation, and we find it to be even better than the Spring.

Benefits of installing a lawn in the summer:

Sod laying

Summer is an excellent time to install a new lawn, due to a lower possibility of unexpected cold or large amounts of precipitation. We all know how cold and rainy May can be! During this season, it’s much easier to monitor how much moisture your new turf lawn is getting each day. Too little can kill it and too much will encourage mushroom growth.

Better controlled environment allows to produce superb results, providing you with a strong, green, powerful lawn.

After the Spring rush, contractors usually have a bit more time available during the Summer months. There is a shorter wait time once your project is booked, and you could probably negotiate a slightly better price during this time. We often run a small promotion during this time, offering better prices on lawn installation (sodding).

Sodding in the Fall is the best time of the Year!

While many people in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area retreat from their gardens during the fall, focusing on preparation for winter indoors, this could be the ideal time to install a new lawn or resod an existing one.

Benefits of sodding in the Fall:

  • Prolong your outdoors season!
  • Great prices on sodding service
  • one step ahead of everyone next Spring
  • Cooler weather

We have installed many lawns in the fall, always eliciting positive feedback from our clients regarding the prolonged summer feeling. Indeed, while others are completing their backyard maintenance or raking leaves, our clients can be seen tending to their newly laid lawns.

Why not enjoy the outdoors a little longer? We’ve got such a long winter here in Toronto! If a new lawn is called for, install it this fall, enjoy the rest of the season and beat the spring rush!

Sodding and lawn replacement in Kleinberg

It is always a good time to install a new lawn in Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Each season offers its own benefits as well as challenges in regards to lawn care, but all are great for sodding.

We provide sodding services to the residents of Thornhill, Markham, Maple, North York, Toronto, and rest of the GTA from Late April all the way to late November- we install sod as long as sod farms can deliver it!

Our team is at your service to provide a free advice and an estimate, as we continue to provide high quality Sodding service in Toronto and throughout the GTA!