Using a professional sodding service can save you lots of work and time and produce a beautifully sodded lawn. From local businesses, schools, apartment complexes, shopping malls, golf courses and more in Palm Beach County. Don’t have a crew for installation? That’s not a problem. We’ll take care of that. We have many years of experience installing sod. Whether your project calls for big rolls, small rolls or a combination of both, we can handle your installation efficiently and expertly. J & H Improvement Services have dedicated ourselves to providing excellent commercial and residential sod installation to our community.
Sodding is the fastest and easiest way to establish a lawn. We spend a year growing seed into sod so when it comes to your home, it has reached maturity. With proper care, your newly sodded yard will be ready for use in 3 weeks. The average size yard can be installed in a few hours at a modest cost.
Although seeding initially costs less, many costs recur due to erosion, reseeding, over-seeding, and watering. Seed can take 2 to 3 weeks to germinate. Newly seeded lawns take a great deal of time and nurturing to establish into mature, healthy lawn and cannot be used for months.
- Sod is easy to work with and can be used in two to four weeks
- Sod can be installed anytime the ground is not frozen
- Sod uses less water to established than seed
- Seed can take 2 to 3 weeks to germinate
Sod & Lawn for Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, & Westlake Subdivisions
If you are living in a local subdivision, your lawn choice will likely be mandated by your homeowners’ association bylaws or by the municipality.
Loxahatchee & the Acreage
If you are clearing land and building in Loxahatchee or the Acreage, both St. Augustine and Bahia grasses do best in the warm South Florida climate. St. Augustine is perhaps the most popular lawn, but it does require more care than Bahia. In addition, St. Augustine is more susceptible to pests, in particular the dreaded Cinch bug. Bahia grass is a more pest resistant and more drought tolerant. It does not need to be fertilized. In fact, if over water or over fertilized a Bahia lawn can be destroyed.
A note on drought tolerance: If you are new to South Florida – and you might be if you are looking at sod – it may seem odd to talk about drought tolerant landscaping in South Florida, with our humidity and summer thunderstorms. However, we can experience several months during the winter with little or no rain. When planning your yard, consider carefully how much you want to water, and whether you want to invest in a sprinkler system.
A Bahia lawn does not require a sprinkler system. It does go into dormancy and turn brown during the winter months. St. Augustine also browns during the winter months and is more disease prone, but with care, it is usually seen as the more attractive of the two lawn types.
If you are going without a sprinkler system, as many people with larger properties do, Bahia may be the better choice.
We do lay sod for horse pastures in the Western Communities. We are happy to work with horse owners on laying sod according to their needs.
When to Sod
We can lay sod at any time during the growing season. Spring and early autumn is ideal because there is ample rain and less heat.