Windmill Quality Turf consists of at least 90% Kentucky Bluegrass. Windmill Sod is mature and at least 3 years old, which will give you a luxurious, strong, green lawn from early spring until freeze up.
Our sod fields are not reseeded, but regrow naturally from the roots left in the soil after harvest. This means the genetic make up of the sod will stay exactly the same. Since only the healthiest and strongest grass grows back (which are the Kentucky Bluegrass varieties), you are guaranteed sod which is well adapted to our Northern climate.
Use your subsoil to grade your lawn area for drainage. Spread topsois approximately 4″ deep. Rake, then level the topsoil by pulling a weighted plank over it. Roll it lightly and fill any low spots which might show up. Keep the grade 1″ below sidewalks and driveway.
Fertilizer can be spread before or after you lay the sod. We recommend doing it before, since there is no risk of burning the grass and you can also see what you’re doing. Use a starter fertilizer with a higher percentage of phosphorus (P) in it. We can supply you with our custom starter fertilizer (20-20-10-5). One pail does 2500 square feet and is $15.
Measure the area in square feet. Divide this by 9 and you know the square yards you need. Our turf comes in slabs of 3 feet long and 1½ feet wide and 1 inch thick. There are 55 square yards in 1 pallet (or 500 square feet). Each pallet weighs approximately 2000 pounds.
All sod needs to be ordered ahead. We prefer at least one week notice, but you can always phone and inquire about last-minute orders.
There is no need for deposits or pre-payments. For deliveries however we do require pre-payment or COD.
We accept Interac, Email Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Cheque or Cash.
You always will receive a confirmation call before the delivery date. And if you are picking up your sod, and haven’t got a confirmation call, please call ahead before you drive up. We are a weather dependent operation and we want to keep
Keep topsoil moist as you lay your sod. Take care not to step on the moistened area, so always work from the sod.
Lay the first strip of sod along a straight line (driveway, walk or chalk line). Butt joints tightly but do not overlap edges. On subsequent strips “stagger” joints as in laying bricks. Use a sharp knife to cut sod to fit curves, edges, sprinkler heads etc. Save the pieces to fit odd shaped corners. On slopes lay the sod diagonally across the slope.
After the sod is down, roll lightly with lawn roller to even out joints and obtain a good contact between roots and soil. Water immediately. Sprinkler should be left in one spot for approximately 2 hours unless “puddling” appears.
Our sod should be installed within 24 hours of delivery or pickup!
During the first 3 weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your new lawn. This gives the roots a chance to firmly knit with the soil.
Turf can be laid from early spring to late fall.
Immediate and thorough watering with a sprinkler is essential. One gallon of water in the first hour does more good than 6 gallons 3 hours later!
Spread fertilizer evenly and water at once. Do not apply fertilizer when grass is wet and the sun is out. This will burn the grass.
Your lawn should have water every day for the first 7 days at least. Keep the sod consistently moist, but not soaking wet. After the sod has rooted, water your grass regularly to keep it in good shape. Water more in dry, hot weather and close to buildings, where reflected heat dries the sod quicker. It is preferable to water in the evenings.
We feel 1½ inch to 2 inches is the best cutting height, however Windmill Turf can be clipped to one half inch without any ill effects. Mow often, generally removing not more than 1/3 of the grass height at one mowing. Check to see that your mower blade is sharp. A dull blade will damage the stems, making the grass more susceptible to diseases. Frequently mowing is also an effective and economic way to keep the weeds out of your lawn.
Two feedings per year of ½ kg Nitrogen per 1000 sq. feet is sufficient (e.g. 7 lbs of 16-20-0-0). The first feeding can be done first thing in the spring or in early October of the previous year. The second feeding ideally would be between June 15 and July 31. However it also is possible to fertilize more often lesser amounts.