Kentucky Bluegrass Sod Farm IN NEW BERLIN WISCONSIN
Sanfelippo's has been providing sod to the Milwaukee metro area since 1957. We provide you with the finest Kentucky bluegrass blends of sod grown from carefully harvested, certified seed. This seed is genetically engineered to produce an easy to care for, disease-resistant lush lawn. We pride ourselves on selling sod strictly harvested to order, ensuring you receive the freshest product possible. Pick up sod at our New Berlin Market.
What makes Sanfelippo’s sod so great is not only its freshness but its affordable price. Other farms and big chains sell their sod for much more and at fewer square feet.
*40-50 roll minimum for deliveries depending on delivery location.
**Delivery prices vary on order size and delivery location.
Call (414)254-8407 to get your quote and schedule sod delivery during the week, or pick-up in person Saturday's from 8am-12pm throughout July.
New Berlin Sod PricesPer 2' x 5' roll of sod that covers 10 sq. ft
*Pallet deposit of $10 each. Deposit will be refunded when pallets are returned.
**40-50 rolls minimum for delivery depending on location. Delivery price varies based on order size and location.
How to Prepare Soil for Sod
Proper preparation of your yard is essential for a successful, easy-to-maintain lawn. You’ll want a loose base of 2 to 3 inches of topsoil below your sod, a brown and organic blend is best. Organic soil provides nutrients to keep the soil from becoming too hard, which is good for root development. Brown, or heavier soil, will prevent excessive settling.
Remove all old grass and vegetation before loosening the existing topsoil. Often you may need to add a bit of new topsoil to fill in any low or uneven spots in your yard. Once loosened and in place, rake the soil out evenly to ensure proper pitch for drainage. Topsoil should be level and free from clumps that create air pockets under the sod.
How to Care for Sod after Delivery
The time of year and outdoor temperature will have an impact on when you lay your new lawn. Sod is a living, perishable plant and should be installed immediately after delivery for best results. In early spring and late fall, when temperatures are below 70 degrees, it is safe to wait up to 24 hours for installation. On hot summer days, lay the sod the same day you receive it.
How to Install Sod
Schedule delivery of your new sod to arrive after topsoil and grading preparation. Attempting to do preparation and sod laying in one day, especially for big areas, runs the risk of leaving the sod sitting on the pallet too long.
Sod rolls should be laid with the joints tightly butted against each other in a brick-like pattern, staggering each shorter side. Start along a straight edge to keep the rows running as straight as possible. This prevents unnecessary piecing-in of small areas. Around curved areas, overlap each new roll of sod around and trim the excess. Avoid using small pieces of sod (less than 8 inches) to fill areas as they are harder to keep watered and may dry out.
For slopes or hills, lay the sod rolls so that the long edge is perpendicular to the direction of the slope. Depending on the slope’s steepness, you may need to anchor the sod down using a wooden dowel or a “sod staple.”
Watering and Fertilizing Your Sod
Complete a sod section and begin watering immediately upon installation while laying sod in other sections. This takes about 45-60 minutes. Letting new sod get too dry will cause unnecessary stress on your lawn. Water every day for the first 10 days. After, the temperature and rainfall will affect how often you water per week. It’s recommended to water every other day for the first 30 days.
Fertilize your sod 30 days after installation. Continue to fertilize 3 to 4 times per year. Mow your lawn once root development is sufficient (approximately 12 days after installation). Mower settings should be at the highest level for the first cut but lower each time until you reach your desired length.
Call (414)254-8407 to schedule a sod delivery or pick-up and ensure supply near Oconomowoc, South Milwaukee, Racine, or Grafton.
What are the dimensions of a roll of sod?
Each sod roll is 2ft wide by 5ft long.
How much area does a roll of sod cover?
One roll of sod covers 10 square feet.
How thick is a roll of sod?
Generally, there is ½ to 1” of soil on a new roll of sod.
How heavy is a roll of sod?
The weight of a roll sod depends on the moisture in the sod at the time of cutting. Typically, a roll will weigh 30 to 35 pounds.
How do I measure for new sod?
Multiply the length of the area you want to cover by the width and divide by 10.
Is sod difficult to install?
No. Just pick up a roll, lay it on the ground and unroll. Be sure to “butt” the joints together so you have no gaps between rolls or edges of pavement or planting beds.
How long does it take to install sod?
On average one person can lay 50-60 rolls per hour. More time may be needed if there is a lot of cutting and trimming required.
How many rolls of sod are on a pallet?
Our standard pallets contain 50 or 60 rolls depending on the quantity you order and the weight of each roll of sod.
How far in advance do I need to place my order for delivery?
In most cases, we can deliver within 1 to 2 days from ordering. If we get a rainout day at the farm, we will call to reschedule the delivery. If you need to cancel or reschedule after you have placed an order, we require a 24-hour notice