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Information on purchasing sod rolls for new lawns and installing new lawns throughout Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Whistler / Squamish and the Okanagan. Learn all about different sod varieties, top soils, how to maintain turf grass.
When you look at a lawn area you may not realize that a thin layer of netting exists. This netting is used when planting sod to help lift the sod from the field during harvest. In the old days (5 years ago), the netting used was made of plastic, almost like a herring net. This plastic was with you forever in your lawn. It didn’t matter if you planted sod when houses in Vancouver were $30,000 the plastic netting was still there in 2021.
Good news for new lawns
We have great news, the netting used in the production of our sod is now completely biodegradable and the netted vs. unnetted argument is no longer an issue that homeowners need to decide upon before ordering sod. Considering that no net sod was much more expensive than sod with netting, this is even better news.
We will continue to offer unnetted sod
We will still offer no net sod but if you can deal with the biodegradable meshing in your lawn area until it disappears the regular type sod will do the trick.
Before stopping by our place in Delta, please pre-order your turf online so we can have it ready for pick up or deliver it to you. Use the green link below to place your order online now or call us at 604-454-4954.
BC Instant Lawns is a sod supplier in Delta, B.C.. We have sod pick up at our location in Delta at:
3865 72nd Street Delta, BC
***** Please note all turf pick up orders need to be pre-arranged by placing your order online below ****** If you just stop by we may not have your turf ready for pick up.
PLEASE PRE ORDER SOD
If you would like to pick up sod from our location, please pre-order your sod online by clicking here:
Choosing the best type of grass for your Vancouver lawn will depend on a few primary factors:
Amount of sunlight
Amount of traffic
Amount of water you will give your lawn in hot summer months
To select a grass type that is suited to your lawn need, you should be aware that there are only 3 types of cool season grasses that are grown for the Vancouver area:
Most sod varieties are composed using a mixture of the three types of grasses but with varying percentages of each type of grass.
Now if we understand what each grass type is used for, we can now select the best type of grass for your Vancouver lawn. Let’s keep it very basic but remember most sods, if not all, will be composed of a mixture of a three grass types with varying percentages :
Rye grass: Used for general lawn coverage.
Bluegrass: Used for heavy traffic.
Fescues: Used for shade, drought tolerance and chafer beetle protection.
Please note: Your lawn area must have easy access and be above 1,000 square feet to qualify for this pricing. For sod projects below 1000 square feet, pricing will increase to about $3.00-$5.00 per square foot.
Sod Installation cost for Vancouver Island / Whistler area / Okanagan
The cost of sodding a new residential lawn on Vancouver Island is about $3.00 per square foot for areas above 1,000 square feet.
The above pricing is the same for: Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Squamish, Whistler, Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Princeton and Osoyoos.
To get an accurate price on sod installation in the Vancouver area or anywhere in British Columbia, please use the link below:
If you need to save a few dollars on your sodding project there are a couple ways you can limit the costs:
Dispose of the old sod on your property. By keeping the old sod you save the cost of disposal.
Book your project in advance and in slower months. November, February and August are your best bets for the best discount.
Having a new lawn installed from sod is always the preferred method over seeding. If you need to absolutely save the money, you can seed your lawn area in April. This will save you a few dollars off your sod installation project and MAYBE give you a lawn area again.
If you need to save a few dollars off your sod installation after you get an estimate, call us at 604-454-4954 to discuss options.
On the left, click Measure . Google Earth will switch to a top-down view.
Click the map to set measurement points.
To remove a point, on the right, click Undo .
To complete your line measurement, double-click on your last point, or click Done .
On the right, you’ll see the length. Tally up the total square footage and bingo you have your lawn area size, now you can get a price quote instantly for either installation or just the sod and soil materials.
Looking for a new lawn installed or sod delivered to North & West Vancouver? BC Instant Lawns delivers to the North Shore of Vancouver frequently. Ordering sod for delivery has never been easier with our online ordering system:
Sod supplier on the North Shore
Use this link below if you are do it yourself and want to complete your sod installation with just purchasing the materials from us:
New lawn installation in North Vancouver and West Vancouver
BC Instant lawns has been installing new lawns for over 23 years around the Lower Mainland and British Columbia. If you would like to view our completed sod installations click to view our photo gallery:
Please note we are unable to harvest sod until the end of February 2022
Need a cheap solution for your pet potty station? Need a larger pad for your dog? We deliver single rolls of sod for your pet pasture potty station. It’s a great option for those who live in apartments and high-rises in Vancouver. Our pet grass is 2 feet by 4.5 feet, you can use half now and half later if you choose.
We deliver throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Order your pet grass potty station replacement roll online. Create a custom pad for your dog or cat (some cats)
We are the lowest cost pet pasture potty pad / station roll provider in Vancouver.
No need for an expensive cardboard box with our name on it, considering what skipper is going to do on his fresh pad, we just prefer to give you a good ol’ roll of organic sod and save you a few bucks. As in the picture above, you can place a plastic sheathing under the roll to prevent runoff. When your pet grass sod roll is expired, simply roll it up and place in the compost.
Receiving your pet potty sod roll
When receiving your sod roll please bring a garbage bag to place the pet grass roll in so you aren’t dragging sand and dirt through your building. We will meet you at your building or leave it off to the side for pick up later.
How to maintain your pet grass potty roll
Your real grass pet potty pasture station sod roll will last about 10-14 days before a replacement will be required. Apply a little water every few days to help keep your grass roll alive and well.
Can I pick up my pad for my dog?
Sure, we have pick up options but we offer real cheap delivery options.
How big is your pasture?
Our pet grass roll size is 9 square feet. 2 feet by 4.5 feet. Need it smaller, simply just cut off a piece and save it for later.
Order your real grass pasture roll online
Place your order online for your pet grass roll and we’ll see you shortly. We have many options to meet you and your pets needs.
Get the pet grass order app
Easy order on the go…. Use the qr code to load the app to your phone and follow the prompt to add to your home screen.
The best time to plant a new lawn in Vancouver is April through October. This doesn’t mean you cannot plant from November until March. You can plant a new lawn all year round.
Why is April through to October the best time to plant new sod?
The sod will have a chance to root in immediately. This process normally takes about 7-10 days during growing season (April – October).
There is no real chance of frozen ground. Installing sod when the weather is below freezing is impossible, the rolls of sod cannot be harvested or unrolled and the ground must be thawed before installing a new lawn.
It’s nice to work outside in moderate weather. Normally during this time period we can catch a break from the rainfall, installing sod on muddy ground is difficult work.
What about installing turf in August and hot summer months?
No problem, just be around to water the lawn for the next 2 weeks. Lawn irrigation systems work best for larger areas when installing a new lawn in summer. Recently, Municipalities have increased taxes for water usage by way of permit requirements for lawn watering. The current watering restrictions do not allow for enough water while the new sod is rooting thus a watering permit is required.
What happens if I install my new lawn in winter months?
When you install a new lawn in winter, the sod may slowly root in when we have temperature increases but do not expect much growth during this time. The chances of the sod not rooting at all may be likely in shaded areas, use caution when planting a lawn in shaded areas during any month. Winter will have negative effect of thinning out your lawn, some grasses will not survive winter and will need to be re-seeded come spring.
Why is my neighbour installing a new lawn in December?
Sounds crazy, but it happens. Your neighbour is probably trying to complete his reno / build project and obtain his occupancy permit from the municipality or get money back from them.
Planting sod in winter may be a better option than leaving the ground bare and having a huge weed problem in early spring. Weeds seem to grow faster and at all seasons, leaving the ground bare may surprise you come spring with a huge prep job that could cost much more.
Will frost damage the new lawn?
Frost and cold temperatures itself will not damage new sod. If you use the area for walking or playing, do not use the area while frozen. Walking on frozen grass doesn’t do the plant any good.