Looking for sod delivery in Austin?
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to The Grass Outlet, Austin’s go-to sod delivery service! We’re a three-generation family farm that specializes in growing quality sod in Austin, Texas. We grow our grass on our own farms, harvest each pallet daily by the order, and can ship your grass to your home, usually within 48 hours, depending on demand. We’re proud to offer our customers the best selection of grasses in the great state of Texas. We can lend a hand whether you’re transitioning from natural grass, artificial turf, or anything in between.
Whether you’re looking for a vibrant St. Augustine grass for an outdoor space, or a low-maintenance Zeon Zoysia grass for a backyard putting green, we have the perfect grass for your needs!
Austin Sod Delivery, Done Right
At The Grass Outlet, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality sod at the best prices possible and the best sod delivery service in Austin. Our sod comes in 450 square foot pallets weighing about 2,800-3,000 lbs, which is why we deliver our sod ourselves to the entire Austin area and throughout Round Rock, San Antonio, and Central Texas.
The Best Grass for Austin Texas Homeowners
Not sure what grass will look and perform best in your yard? Consider these top picks for lawns, parks, and backyards in Central Austin.
Learn more about the best varieties of sod in Austin
We’re Experts in Austin Lawn Care
Whether you need help making a great lawn or keeping it that way, we can help provide the expert know-how you need to make it happen. From watering and aeration to lawn maintenance and weed control, we’ll stop at nothing to ensure your lawn is the best it can be.
Check out our expert guides and lawn care tips to learn everything we know about lawn care, or give us a call to speak to a team member who can answer your questions!
Want an expert recommendation?
Our experienced professionals can consult with you on everything from irrigation and watering to grass selection and seasonal care. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our sod and how to best maintain it. We’re proud to offer our customers the best selection of grasses in Austin, and with our expert guidance, can help you create the outdoor space of your dreams.
For the best sod available in the Austin area, choose The Grass Outlet for your sod today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sod?
Sod is any type of grass that is grown on a grass farm, which can be cut into rectangular strips and installed in yards and parks. Sod consists of grass and soil, so it can be laid directly on the ground*, making it an easy and effective way to create an instant lawn.
*While optional, it’s generally recommended that you lay sod on a ground that’s been tilled between 3 to 6 inches deep, with a nutrient-dense topsoil added to the soil prior to tilling. This can help promote deep rooting, quick establishment, and reduce water requirements, as well as ensure the grass remains healthy overall.
Is sod the same as turf?
Yes! As a matter of fact, the terms “sod,” “grass,” “turf,” and “turfgrass,” all refer to the same thing.
Why should I use sod instead of seed?
Grass seed, as opposed to sod, has to be planted during a specific time of year, is more vulnerable to weeds, and requires considerably more maintenance.
While sod costs more than seeds and is a little more labor intensive, the fact that it can be immediately installed regardless of the season more than makes up for its drawbacks.
You can read more about the pros and cons of sod and seed in our blog, Grass Seed vs Sod.
How much is a pallet of sod in Austin?
That will depend on the type of sod you order and how much you order. You can use our handy Grasstimator Tool (available on our homepage) to get a quick quote and determine how much sod you’ll need for your project.
How do I lay sod?
First, you’ll want to prepare your yard by removing any weeds, rocks, and debris from your lawn. Next, prepare your soil by making sure it’s not compacted by adding a lawn topsoil blend and by tilling, ensuring the ground is level when you’re done. Once you have laid the sod, you’ll need to water it thoroughly. From there, you’ll want to press the sod into the soil, ideally using a sod roller, to push out air pockets, ensure root-soil contact, and reduce lumps.
How often should you water new sod?
You should water your newly laid sod immediately after installation and again every day for the first few weeks.
When should I fertilize my sod?
It is best to test your soil & make amendments based on your results before planting. Your new sod will come pre-fertilized, so there's no need to fertilize right before or after planting. In fact, fertilizing newly planted sod immediately after installation can burn the roots and damage or kill your grass. However, applying organic slow-release fertilizer such as Microlife Brown Patch is safe and beneficial, as it will double as a preventative fungicide and soil conditioner.
The frequency, amount, and type of fertilizer you should use will vary based on the variety of grass you plant, weather, your soil type and condition, and other environmental factors. That’s why it’s essential to test your soil at least once a year and select your fertilizer based on the results. At a minimum, you should fertilize with a general 15-5-10 fertilizer in the spring and fall, and a winterizing fertilizer in the late fall.
After your order is processed, you will receive a variety-specific maintenance calendar via email to help guide you further.
How long does it take sod to root in Texas?
On average, it generally takes 3 to 4 weeks for sod to take root in Texas. However, the exact amount of time can vary depending on the variety of grass, your local weather conditions, and your soil quality. It often will root in as little as 2 weeks in the mid-spring through mid-summer, and take as long as 8 weeks in late fall through early spring.
How should I prepare my soil for sod?
You can prepare your soil for sod installation by first, tilling the soil to a depth of four to six inches to remove any debris or weeds, and then by leveling it using a rake or hoe. From there, you should fertilize the soil using a slow-release fertilizer and rake it to create a smooth surface for your sod, ensuring there is a gradual slope away from your property for proper drainage.
For more information about how to properly prepare for a successful sod installation in Austin, check out our sod installation guide.
Can I only install sod in the spring and summer?
No! You can actually install sod at any time of the year, as long as the temperature is above freezing. In fact, there are many benefits of laying down sod after summer.
Check out our blog, Is It Too Late to Lay Grass in Texas to find out why it’s okay to lay sod in the fall and winter, as well as some of the benefits of doing so.
Do you provide sod installation in Austin?
We do not provide sod installation services, however we can recommend a third-party service in your area.
Check out our installation referrals below for our top recommendations for lawn care, landscaping, and sod installation services in Austin.
Have a question about grass pricing, availability, or delivery?
For answers about grass pricing, availability, and delivery please use our Grasstimator & Quick Quote Tool.
Installation Referrals in Austin
The Grass Outlet is a leading turfgrass grower and distributor in the Central Texas region. Please see below the list of the following contractors that purchase and install our grass varieties.
- TGO Installations ♦ https://www.tgoinstallations.com/ ♦ (512) 944-7100
TGO Installations has installed grass provided by The Grass Outlet for over a decade. They generally offer a quicker turnaround time and a more economical sod installation service.
- Grass Works ♦ https://www.grassworksaustin.com/ ♦ (512) 797-1640
Grass Works is a landscaping and lawn maintenance company with a team of crews performing a wide variety of lawn services.
- Be Green Lighting & Landscapes ♦ http://www.begreen2day.com/ ♦ (512)538-5209
Be Green is a landscape company specializing in landscape installation and lighting.
- Longhorn Lawns ♦ https://www.longhornlawnsaustin.com/ ♦ (512) 394-7152
Longhorn Lawns specializes in residential landscape management and design.
- PRT Landscaping & General Contracting ♦ https://www.prtlandscaping.com/ ♦ (512) 709-6344
PRT offers most services when it comes to landscaping or contracting.
- Paul’s Lawn & Landscape ♦ http://www.paulslawnaustin.com/ ♦ (512) 553-5296
Paul’s Lawn specializes in landscape design, outdoor living, full-service maintenance, and more.
Irrigation Repair Referrals in Austin
It’s essential to have your irrigation in good working order before new grass installation. It’s also crucial to regularly monitor, inspect, and repair your irrigation system to maintain a healthy lawn.
- Heartland Sprinklers ♦ https://www.heartlandsprinklers.com/ ♦ (512) 202-2858 ♦ Brian Stewart/LI0019934
Heartland Sprinklers specializes in irrigation repairs, maintenance, and re-vamps. Although their primary focus is the services mentioned above, they also offer new irrigation installation.