How long can sod stay rolled up before I have to lay it?

Rolling out a new lawn.

Before you place your sod order you should:

  • Have your soil prepared
  • Have enough labor to install all your sod in one day
  • Have you sprinklers ready to go on
  • Have all your hardscaping completed (Paving stone, etc.)

Sod decomposes when rolled up. To put an exact number on the time it takes to heat up and destroy the inside of the rolls will depend up certain items:

  • The temperature both the ground and air
  • Humidity level
  • Soil composition
  • Last fertilization
  • Direct exposure to sunshine

During growing seasons it is wise to have sod installed the same day as harvesting. When storing sod prior to installation ensure the rolls are kept out of direct sunlight, rolled up without ends hanging, you may apply a light watering to the ends that were exposed during transport.

During cool months sod can stayed rolled up for much longer, I have seen rolls 5-7 days old that survived just fine in cool weather.

On hot days if your sod is heating up and starting to decompose, immediately unroll the sod and apply water to release heat. If the inside is black and slimy with an unforgettable smell, your sod is toast. If your sod is yellow and just a little smelly, you’re okay, water and put a fertilizer on it. The sod will recover in about a week, apply seed to any area that didn’t recover.

When you purchase sod be prepared and ready install when your order is shipped.

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Where to buy sod in the B.C. Okanagan? Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Princeton

Okanagan Bluegrass type sod for cooler climates and hotter summers in British Columbia
Okanagan Bluegrass type sod for cooler climates and hotter summers in British Columbia.

Are you looking for a sod supplier in the Okanagan? BC Instant Lawns does weekly deliveries to:

  • Kelowna
  • Penticton
  • Osoyoos
  • Princeton
  • Vernon
  • Salmon Arm
  • Kamloops
  • Merritt
  • Peachland
  • Summerland
  • Oliver

We offer a Kentucky Bluegrass sod blend ideal for the Okanagan Area. We also offer the same blend in a no net variety for customers who do not want the biodegradable netting in the sod. The no net variety is more expensive.

Where to buy sod for my pet grass box.

a single roll of sod used for an outdoor turf pet station, no need for an expensive cardboard box every week.

We have the lowest cost and largest pet pasture. Are you looking for a single roll of sod for your pet grass station in Vancouver? We deliver single rolls throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

NO CARDBOARD BOX to dispose and lower prices than any of our competition.

A single roll of sod will be 9 square feet. If you would like to shape the grass you can use a sharp knife to cut the sod into place, like shown in the photo above. Some people just unroll the sod on a piece of plastic and then roll it back up again and composting the old sod. Normally a roll will last 10-14 days.

Place your order by making a selection online on the form below:

What type of sod should I use for my new lawn?

Choose a sod based on your usage and environment of your yard.
Choose a sod based on your usage and environment of your yard. The description of the sod will probably match what it should be used for.

Deciding upon what type of sod to use for your new lawn installation project will depend on two main factors:

  • The use of the lawn area
  • The environment you are laying the sod

There are 3 basic types of sod that can be used for residential purposes:

  • Standard use sod. Normally a blend of three grass types: Rye, blue, fescue.
  • Shade type sod: Higher fescue content.
  • Sport type sod / high traffic area: Higher bluegrass content.

Then there are specialty type sod for particular uses:

  • Chafer beetle resistant: Higher fescue content.
  • Drought resistance sod: Higher fescue content.
  • British Columbia Okanagan / Interior Sod: Higher bluegrass content.
  • Low maintenance sod: Higher fescue content.

As you can see from above the selections of sod to choose from are closely matched to the usages. To select the proper type of sod to use for your new lawn decide first if you have a shaded area. Having a shaded area will take priority over anything else. Shaded areas do not grow great lawns. Be careful when laying sod in a shaded area and make a determination if there is enough light throughout the year to grow lawn.

For any customer that lives the in the Okanagan or British Columbia Interior it is critical that a bluegrass type sod is used for any new lawn project.

Low maintenance sod sounds like a great idea for those that do not want to put much work into a lawn, establishment will require watering, mowing and fertilization.

Chafer Beetle resistant sod is a tall fescue type sod. If offers an increased defence against the grubs. It’s not a solution but will help. The best thing to prevent chafer beetles is to keep a healthy lawn all year round.

What type of sod is for sale in British Columbia?

If you would like to view all the sod type offered by BC Instant Lawns please click below:

Where to Pick up sod rolls in Vancouver, B.C.? Delta or Abbotsford Sod Farms

Picking up sod in Delta and Abbotsford.
Literally …..Picking up sod in Delta and Abbotsford.

For all customer in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley we have sod pick up locations in Delta and Abbotsford. Orders can be made online in advance. For same day service please call 604-454-4954, we might have some in stock.

The sod farm is open and ready to serve you. Pick up is now available in Delta and Abbotsford (You must pre-order before picking up by phone or use the link below). Use our online order tool to place your order and see our current schedule to pick up your sod. To get a price quote and order online now visit:

Pick up your turf grass rolls in Delta or Abbotsford after you order online.