Common questions

Who owns DeLea sod Farm?

Who owns DeLea sod Farm?

the DeLea family
Quality Long Island Sod Farmers Since 1928 Little did he know that his excruciating work would ultimately grow DeLea Sod Farms into who we are today — one of the largest sod growers on the East Coast and the oldest active farm in the U.S. Proudly, DeLea Sod Farms is still owned and operated by the DeLea family.

Are sod farms profitable?

Although price is quite variable depending upon the operation, a sod producer can expect to sell a piece of sod for $. 85 per square yard. Thus, producing a profit of $. 22 per square yard or about $990 per acre.

How long does it take a sod farm to grow sod?

Sod farms typically either grow their sod from high-quality seed blends or hybrid sprigs. Once the seeds are planted, it can take anywhere from 10 months to two years to cultivate turf before its ready for harvest. This involves an intensive regimen of watering, mowing and fertilizing.

How much does sod cost Long Island?

The cost of sod installation in Long Island, New York is approximately $2.07 per square foot. The price will range from $1.88 to $2.26 per square foot depending on the size of your yard.

How much does sod cost?

On average, homeowners can expect to pay around 30 cents to 40 cents per square foot of grass sod and roughly $300 per sod pallet (which covers around 450 square feet). That translates to roughly $2,600 to $7,000 for a one-fifth-acre lawn.

What do sod farms use for fertilizer?

The fertilizer of choice should be similar to a 6-20-20 analysis (6% nitrogen, 20% phosphorus, 20% potassium) or a 15-15-15 (15% nitrogen, 15% phosphorus, 15% potassium). Apply the fertilizer right before the sod is installed, or immediately after the sod is installed.

Do sod farms mow?

We can mow a field up to 32 times a year. We use a mower that is 36 feet wide and travels 7 miles per hour. We can mow about 25 acres in an hour with this unit. The tractor used to pull the mower is steered automatically using a GPS system.

How long does it take for sod to root?

It can take up to six weeks for the sod to develop a deep root system. As the sod develops its shallow root system and moves on to develop a deeper root system, it’s critical to increase the amount of time between waterings to encourage roots to grow deeper in search of moisture without stressing the lawn.

Can you walk on freshly laid sod?

Your new sod should root within 10-14 days of application. This is also when you should mow your new lawn for the first time after laying sod. Take care not to walk or run on new sod, as this can prevent the fragile young roots from developing properly.

Do sod farms replace soil?

Do you replace the soil? We have never hauled soil into our sod fields. We remove very little soil with each harvest. The roll of sod is held together with horizontal roots and some decomposing leaf matter that is interwoven.

When did DeLea Sod farms start growing lawns?

Like the pros that manage sports fields, landscapes, and golf courses, homeowners have trusted DeLea Sod for thick, lush, weed-free lawns since 1928. We grow our sod to surpass tough standards of purity and quality so you can be sure that you’re starting with the finest sod available.

Where can I buy DeLea Sod on Long Island?

From homes, parks, and major sports fields like Yankee Stadium, DeLea is your full-scale sod solution. To purchase sod on Long Island call for more information on our sod prices 631-368-8022. Serving Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Where can I get the best sod for my lawn?

Serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. At DeLea, our sod solutions include the finest quality grass, soil, fertilizer, and supplies. Ensuring your long-term satisfaction with your lawn, in addition to providing the best in customer care, DeLea Sod Farms is proudly dedicated to your project.

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