New sod installed at a home in Happy Valley, OR.

Sod Installation Services In Happy Valley, Troutdale, Gresham, & East Portland, OR Areas

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Top-rated sod installation services provided in Happy Valley, Gresham, and surrounding cities in the Portland, OR metro area.

Installing sod is the only way to get an instantly green, healthy lawn.

Before, during, and after photos of sod installed to a Troutdale, OR lawn.

If you are looking around your yard and realizing it needs a complete overhaul, or if you have recently purchased a property with bare soil, then you may want to consider sod installation. Laying sod down is the only way that you will see instant results with bright green grass.

Our top-rated sod installation services are available to residential and commercial properties throughout the Portland, OR area, including Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, and more.


Why You Should Choose Sod for Your New Lawn

There are several methods to creating new grass, including sod installation, grass seeding, and hydroseeding. If you opt for seeding, you will have to be patient as it will take longer for the seeds to grow and start establishing themselves.

Sod, on the other hand, is already grown and will immediately start to form deeper, stronger roots upon installation so long as it receives proper care. Benefits of sod include:

  • You do not have to wait as long to use your lawn after installation as you would with seeding.
  • Your lawn will be instantly beautiful and healthy.
  • Sod will help prevent soil from eroding away, whereas it can easily erode while the seeds are trying to grow.

Keep in mind, sod installation does cost more than seeding due to extra labor and other costs, but it will give you a gorgeous lawn without much maintenance on your part.


Types of Sod Installed in Our Area & How to Properly Maintain It

Ryegrass sod installation at a Gresham, OR home.

In the Portland, OR area, it is generally recommended to use cool-season grasses as they have the best chance of thriving here. At J&C Lawn Care, we opt to use either perennial ryegrass or tall fescue sod as these are both strong types of grass.

Once we have prepped the area and installed your new sod, there are some guidelines you will need to follow in order to keep it properly maintained. For the first 14 days, you will need to stay off the sod while it creates a strong root system. Any weight on the sod risks soil compaction, which hinders the root growth. Other guidelines include:

  • Water your sod regularly throughout the day for the first two weeks, but not for too long. Inundating it with too much water can harm it.
  • Do not water at night, only in the early morning hours. Night watering can lead to the development of fungal diseases.
  • Mow your new lawn after the first 14 days have passed, but make sure to only mow off 1/3 of the height of the blades.

It is also recommended to put down a fertilizer treatment during this time to feed the lawn.


Looking for quality sod installation services? Call our company for an estimate.

We offer quality sod installation services to properties in Troutdale, Happy Valley, Gresham, and many other surrounding Oregon communities. If you are looking to get sod in your yard, then call our company at (971) 284-2035 for an estimate.