Installing a Sod Lawn in Solano County

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Installing a Grass Lawn in Solano County

Welcome everyone to Sod and Seed, Inc.'s topic for today, which is installing a sod lawn in Solano County! We will review some information about Solano County and some of our best recommendations for installing a lawn. Solano County is a gorgeous area of California and is home to Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, and Vallejo. Although it is near the Bay Area, it offers opportunities for different landscapes with unique climate and communities. If this triggers any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment area provided below or give us a call.

Solano County Demographics and Grass Lawns

In Solano County, grass lawns have homes that are a bit friendlier to families and less cozy than, say, San Francisco. With a population of about 450,000 residents and approximately 160,000 housing units, we have seen a large portion of our customers come from Solano County over the years. Here, we find our nice medium to large size lots where lawns can be put to good use for families with children and pets. An approximate pf 26% of Solano County's residents are under the age of 18, making a lawn for movement and play really important. For weather, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, temperatures in Solano County throughout the year range from lows of 39 to highs of 89. That is a range of 50 degrees throughout the year! When looking at what sod is best for Solano, we also have to put Solano soil conditions into account. Generally, soil types in Solano County tend to be heavier in clay or clay-loam type soils. Knowing your soil type will not only help you choose the best grass for your lawn, but also better irrigate your sod. 

What to Know Before Installing Your Sod Lawn 

Solano County residents have many aspects to think about when ordering sod. In many, if not all of the city's in Solano County, you do not currently need a permit for lawn installation. Please note, we are referring to actual lawn installation, not to be mistaken for irrigation work or electrical work sometimes necessary when installing a sprinkler system. We always recommend you check with your city offices before building or making major renovations. Your new lawn will likely require digging if properly prepped. So, we always recommend calling 811 before beginning to trench. 811 is a public service that will come to the property and mark the gas, water, electric, or cable lines on your property. This will help prevent hitting, damaging or bursting any lines beneath the surface of your property. We also recommend to always identify where your water main shut off valve is before digging. Knowing where that is can be a huge help if a lawn installation or home renovation emergency occurs. 


Hybrid Tall Fescues for Solano County

When thinking of the soil types and climate in Solano County, the first recommendation for lawn installation is a hybrid tall fescue. The main reason is that tall fescues have a deep rooting system, which help them with traits such as drought tolerance and great wear and tear recovery. We mentioned earlier more ample properties in Solano County, making lawns for activity more common. Often times this means households with lawns big enough to install grass for kids to play or to host social events. This type of foot traffic will require a lawn like one of our hybrid tall fescues because of their wear and tear recovery features. We also discussed climate in Solano County, making the deep rooting system of a fescue ideal to tolerate both higher temperatures and lower temperatures as well. Similar to Contra Costa County, our best-selling type of grass in Solano County is our Delta Tall 9010, a hybrid tall fescue that is 90% tall fescue and 10% Kentucky Bluegrass. 


Bolero Plus Dwarf Fescue with Bluegrass for Solano County

Our Bolero Plus offers many of the same benefits our Delta Tall 9010 does. However, because it is a hybrid dwarf fescue mix, it offers slightly finer blades. The Bolero Plus also has a slower growth pattern. We recommend our Delta Tall 9010 for families with larger dogs, while we recommend our Bolero Plus to families with more medium-sized dogs. 


Grass Lawn Installations for Shady Areas

Ample space means more space for lawns that the kids can play on, and it may also mean more space for landscaping with things such as trees that can cast shade. On larger properties, the damage to growing roots don't pose as big of a problem as they may on smaller lots, so it is common to see larger properties have various types of trees. With higher temperatures during summer, it is also common to have tress to help cope with the heat. The good thing about shade cast by trees is that tress can usually be trimmed back to increase sunlight exposure for the lawn. The other piece of good news is that Sod and Seed, Inc. offers shade-tolerant grass options. Though we offer many shade-tolerant grass options, the most popular is our Shade Blend. The reason for this is that as we've mentioned already, larger lawns often mean more foot traffic, and our Shade Blend is a hybrid tall fescue, giving it the excellent wear and tear capabilities. Our Shade Blend can recover from damage while also resisting the heat and drought during those hot summer days, all while tolerating some shade. 


Bluegrass Ryegrass Mixes for Grass Lawn Installation

Our Bluegrass and Ryegrass mixes are also a good option for Solano County lawn installations. First and foremost, they love sun and can also tolerate cooler temperatures. Secondly, Blue Rye mixes are highly aesthetic, making them a popular choice for decorating with ample space Solano County homes allow. A recurring theme is lawns for kids to play where homes have more space, and the Bluegrass Ryegrass mixes are a favorite choice for this! The reason is that The Bluegrass Ryegrass mixes have a very soft texture, making them ideal for younger children to play without getting itchy scratches from heartier blades. In Solano County, we see a large amount of sales in Blue Rye grass for our customers with small children or grandchildren. They are drawn to the soft texture that is delicate to work well with smaller children and provide a soft area for active play outdoors. Our Bluegrass and Ryegrass mixes come in a variety of compositions: 100% Kentucky Bluegrass, 100% Perennial Ryegrass, 80/20 mixes and 50/50 mixes as well. Thankfully, any of these will remain sun-loving, soft and beautiful!


Sod and Seed, Inc. is happy to be able to serve the Solano County community! We have shared a bit of what is recommended when installing a lawn in Solano County, playing close attention to steps before beginning installation, climate, soil types, and recommended sod types. We proudly continue to provide our sod selection to Solano County after many years, with deliveries to every single one of its cities: Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo. What Solano County city are you joining us for? If you're looking for a lawn, or know someone looking for a lawn, send them our way! We'll gladly help with their Solano County lawn installation. Sod and Seed, Inc. would also love to answer any questions you have. Feel free to comment below, share, and post our blog.




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  • Hello Mardi! Yes, sod is available for pick up or delivery. We also do installation service for your sod at a reasonable price.

    Lizza L. on
  • Is sod available for pick up?

    Mardi Hammond on
  • Hello John! We also offer a professional installation service for Bluegrass Non-Netted, so you can rest assured knowing that your new Bluegrass Non-Netted lawn will be professionally installed and maintained. Call us today to get the best pricing on Bluegrass Ryegrass Non-Netted.

    Lizza L. on
  • I want to order Bluegrass Ryegrass Non-Netted here in Solano, but too bad I don’t have time to install it.

    John Raul Gomez on

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