Thanks to mild winters and rare freezes, planting sod during winter is one of the best seasons in Texas to have your lawn ready by spring. When new sod is placed during winter, it gives your lawn ample time and good rain to grow and take root before the hot weather starts.
Good temperatures for grass
Freezing temperatures rarely happen in Texas, and when when temperatures drop, it’s never for an extended period of time. In January alone, average highs range from about 54 degrees in Dallas to 64 in Houston. In 2017 though, average highs have been in the 80s. These temperatures are well in the range of good grass weather to have your lawn perfect by the time spring rolls around.
One of the largest benefits of laying sod in the winter is the rains that accompanies winter and spring in Texas, with between 3-4 inches of precipitation. Good rainfall means better grass growth, and less watering that you’ll have to perform to maintain your lawn. Rainfall is typically at its lowest in February and highest in May, but overall, rain remains pretty consistent in Texas throughout the year.
After your sod has been laid in your yard, properly watering your grass is a necessity, regardless of season.
Get ready for spring early
Thanks to good climate conditions and even rainfall throughout the year, getting your lawn ready in winter is the perfect time to lay your sod. As the weather continues to warm up, your grass will be given ample time to grow healthy and thick.
Winter is also good for growing grass, because you’re less likely to be running around on your lawn in January and February than you are in warmer temperatures. The lack of pressure put on your lawn will promote healthy growth so you can be ready for spring fun in your backyard.
Adequate soil preparation before installation is necessary to ensure the lawn’s survival over time. Removing rocks, sticks, twigs, and other debris from the ground will allow better root development for the young grass plants. Amending the soil with appropriate nutrients will also give the young plants a good start.
Many people envision a lush, green lawn as an enhancement to their home. By planting at the right time, and in the right spot, your new sod grass lawn is sure to give you many years of pleasure.
Contact The Grass Outlet today to improve the look of your home.