Rollout Sod Installation

SodStarPRO offers rollout sod installation for residential and commercial projects as well as golf course, and sports field projects in select markets: the Greater Nashville, Tennessee area; and the Pinehurst, Charlotte, and Raleigh area.

Post Installation Maintenance

For the two weeks following installation, keep the below-turf soil surface moist with daily (or more frequent) watering. Pull back a corner of the turf, and push a screwdriver or other sharp tool into the soil. It should push in easily and have moisture along the first 3” or 4”; otherwise, you need to apply more water. Especially hot, dry or windy periods will necessitate increased watering amounts and frequency.

Sports Fields, Athletic Venues, & Natural Turfgrass

For sports fields projects, our team of experts use specialized equipment for installation on laser-graded surfaces. We sell and install sod for: 

  • Fields for municipalities, parks, and public areas 
  • Athletic fields for schools of all grade levels 
  • NFL and collegiate fields 
  • New construction of fields as well as field repair/maintenance 

When it comes to sports fields, natural turfgrass is always best. We’ve seen firsthand the many advantages of using natural grass over artificial grass. Natural grass is safer, more cost-effective to install and maintain, and is better for the environment. We have years of experience installing sod at the NFL and collegiate level. Here are some of the key reasons why natural grass is better for athletics than synthetic grass.  

  • Using Natural Grass puts professional athletes at a lower risk for injury when performing compared to synthetic grass. Research from the 2018 and 2019 American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that NFL athletes incur injuries more often on synthetic turf over a period of five playing seasons, and on NCAA injuries over the course of 10 playing seasons, compared to when they play on natural turf.   
  • Additionally, according to ESPN, NFL Players themselves have long said they “prefer grass over artificial turf, arguing it was not only safer but also that it feels better to play on.” 
  • Athletes playing on natural grass has a lower risk of concussion compared to artificial grass. Natural grass is much safer than artificial grass when it comes to the risk of injury and concussion rates. An athlete is at a higher risk of getting a concussion on synthetic turf when falling from a height half as high as they could on natural grass. This means that an athlete can fall from a height twice as high on natural grass and still avoid the risk of getting a concussion. 
  • Construction and maintenance are more cost-effective with natural grass. In our professional opinion, schools or cities could take the money used to put in a synthetic field that will only last 5-10 years and instead invest it into proper maintenance and construction of natural grass fields and come out cheaper with a better, safer, and more natural product. Synthetic turf fields are not maintenance-free as they are often thought of when purchasing. 
  • When considering the Warranty Issues and Removal Costs when comparing natural turf and artificial turf, just ask around. There are many instances of warranties being voided on synthetic fields due to flooding, wear, and tear, failure to maintain, improper footwear, etc. Field managers are then stuck with repairs or fields they cannot use because they are not covered under specific warranties. Also, the costs of removing the field in several years should be talked about before being done. It is often extremely expensive to find a place to dump the old field, fibers, and crumb rubber, and people are sometimes caught off guard at the end of the field’s use. 
  • Microplastics pollution. Did you know that synthetic grass is becoming a large concern for microplastic pollution? If you go out to a synthetic field and rub your hand across the surface, you will see the combination of crumb, rubber, and plastic fibers that get loose from these fields. Later, they are carried in kid’s cleats, clothes, and end up in washing machines and end up in city or in public water supplies. Those in favor of synthetic turf may say that they are re-using waste from tires and diverting it from the landfill to promote sustainability. They are delaying it from reaching the landfill as opposed to preventing it. Recent studies have also found the first traces of microplastic in the human body.