Typically sod used on our greens either is harvested from a practice green or comes from our sod nursery. Sod, no matter where it comes from, from my experience, is fickle for the first 1-2 years. The roots tend to be shallow, extra watering is constantly required and all it takes is one day of heat stress and the sod can be lost. Sod requires extra fertility as well as topdressing and aeration. Hence it takes a couple of years until it establishes properly and blends into playing surface.
|Sod laid this spring on the 1st green. Plugging of the dead spots will be required.|
|Sod laid in the spring of 2010. Struggling due to shallow roots, mower traffic and cart traffic.|