this is grass growing season, at least in my yard. it would seem to me that they would want grass to be planted early to take root, but what do i know. in the camera of turf farm, not much grass growing. how early will they need to have it planted so they can practice and then play on the new field? what is the schedule?
Worked for a grass farm pretty much since I was 16 until this last year (thank god). I’ve laid grass just about every month of the year, even when it’s been below freezing. It always ends up taking. But, in July/August with a little rain, it’ll root within 2 weeks pretty solid. Just have to have it soaked really hard for a few days, but I’m sure the schools grass guys know a lot more about it than I do.
I believe they are supposed to be using a Bermuda grass in the stadium. It’ll take really quick, they are aggressive. My favorite, personally.
It’s a new variety, Tahoma 31. They will cut it under the “plastic” that it’s growing on, which will enable it to be basically ready to be played on. They sprigged the first side about 2 weeks or so before the weather let them sprig the remainder. It’ll come ready for play.
I just put sod in my front yard, or what my wife considers our front yard. It’s just a little area of zoysia that’s around a fire pit. The sod farm folks asked me to wait a bit to lay it. Now this is different stuff than bermuda. But the lady at the front desk gave me a little sheet that explained how it would develop. The later in the summer, the quicker it hooks up to the base layer of top soil. After July 1, it takes three weeks. Warm nights do the trick. It’s pretty quick for bermuda. So it will be inside of three weeks at that point of the summer.
I put in the sod 3 1/2 weeks ago. I went over it lightly with an electric weedeater yesterday. I’ve soaked it every day, or at least on the days it hasn’t rained. It looks awesome.
That’s what has been explained here for this process for the last two months. I know it’s still hard for some to understand why you don’t put it down now. Basically, you let the sod farm handle it and that’s what they have instructed the UA to do.