The sod, a mix of Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue, has been growing for at least two years at a sod farm on Long Island. We purchase mature grass because the roots are more established, meaning that the grass will be better able to withstand heavy use during the summer months.
|This photo, taken during this year's lawn installation, reveals the color of the dormant grass.|
As part of the re-awakening process, root systems from individual pieces of sod will knit together (think of a quilt). As part of the knitting process, the pixellated appearance of the lawn will fade out and the grass color will be more consistent.
|This photo was taken on the first day the lawn was open in 2014. Though the lawn is currently far from this vibrant green color, it will soon transform.|