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 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.