Sod Installation Cary

Find out how we solve homeowners’ lawn challenges in Cary with Green Grass Growth, our sod installation approach!

Cary Neighborhoods

Peak Sodding provides residential sod installation services to all of Cary’s neighborhoods!

Take a look at recent lawn challenges we’ve solved for in Cary or contact us today to kick off a lawn project of your own.

Sod Installation in Cary Neighborhood of Bent Creek

My Dog Is A Runner

Cary Neighborhood: Bent Creek

Project Location: Backyard

Lawn Environment: Full sun

Lawn Challenge: His lawn had been torn up to just mud when I came out there. His dog was a runner and had destroyed the lawn. He wanted something that would not only fix the immediate muddiness, but also something that could tolerate the dog on his runs.

Giving this lawn a grass that his dog would love and wouldn’t puddle, die, or wear out.

Sod Type Recommendation: Our recommendation was a high-grade Bermuda. He wanted something that would tolerate the dog as well as something that wouldn’t require huge amounts of maintenance. TifTuf was ideal for this lawn.

Scope of Work: There were a few areas in need of a light grade to ensure water could flow properly away from the yard and not into puddles. We brought in soil and a well established, thick TifTuf Bermuda that would root quickly.

Interesting Challenge: A major challenge was the dog. We knew this dog was a runner, but we also knew the sod needed proper time to root free from the dog running. So with that, the homeowner was able to secure a plan for the dog to be with the in-laws for the installation period. Crisis averted. 🙂

Project Highlights: Yes. The client was very excited to finally have a great lawn they all could enjoy. He was also very pleased with the drainage solution through the grading so no more puddling would happen. Upon completion of the lawn, we found that the homeowner had just bought a new pup to add to the family. He couldn’t wait for both dogs to love this lawn!

Sod Installation in Cary Park

Give Me A Thick Lush Lawn Please

Cary Neighborhood: Cary Park

Project Location: Entire Yard

Lawn Environment: Full sun

Lawn Challenge: They had been dealing with scrappy Bermuda for years. Most of the neighbors had Bermuda, but they just wanted something that would grow thick.

Sod Type Recommendation: Our recommendation was to explore Zoysia. We gave them the option and they loved the way the Empire Zoysia looked.

Scope of Work: We needed to do a heavy kill on the Bermuda before anything else. This was done two weeks prior to the install with another done a week before the install to really ensure a complete kill. Once this was done, we could grade the property and get the lawn installed right.

Interesting Challenge: Dealing with Bermuda was a little crazy as its roots just run so deep, but we were able to successfully clear it out and make the subbase beautiful.

Project Highlights: They loved the Empire Zoysia recommendation. It fit all their needs and they loved the way it looked!

“Great to work with, efficient, and cleaned up after the install. Would highly recommend.”


Sod Installation in Highcroft Neighborhood of Cary

Shady Yard Grass Built for Kids

Cary Neighborhood: Highcroft

Project Location: Backyard

Lawn Environment: Shady mix

Lawn Challenge: They had been dealing with a messy Fescue backyard for years. The kids were getting older and playing sports more in the backyard, but the Fescue had constantly been dying out every summer. She wanted a solution that could handle the shade while also growing well with the kids playing on it.

Sod Type Recommendation: We recommended Zeon Zoysia due to the shade in addition to its ability to grow well under rougher conditions (kids playing).

Scope of Work: The backyard solution was simple as far as the turf was concerned. The trick was we needed to access the backyard with our heavy equipment. To remedy this, we also made sure to factor in the replacement of the Fescue in the side and front. On top of this, during the project, the client had mentioned they planned to do many yards of mulch upon completion of the project. Our team stepped in and covered the mulch installation on top of the grass too!

Interesting Challenge: The access was tricky in that our team had to trek back and forth on a tough slope with the sod, but they stuck through it and made it happen.

Project Highlights: The clients had pets, kids, and a beautiful backyard. They wanted to be able to set up their soccer goal and just couldn’t wait for Summer and the grass to root so they could truly enjoy it.

Golden Nugget: A funny story. The client called a couple of weeks after the installation concerned about many small holes through the new sod. Owner Ben came out to inspect and was stuck. He could not explain the reason for these tiny holes. But with a little closer, Ben found nuts in a hole. There had been squirrels who tried to take advantage of the loose sod to bury their nuts! We laughed about it and knew it would up only being a short-lived concern.

 “Ben and his team were a pleasure to work with! They were professional, easy to communicate with, and very friendly. They did an excellent job installing Zeon Zoysia in our yard while paying attention to our specific requests and concerns. I would highly recommend Peak Sodding!”


Sod Installation in Macarthur Park Neighborhood of Cary

Low Maintenance Yard for Kids

Cary Neighborhood: Macarthur Park

Project Location: Front Yard

Lawn Environment: Shady/Sun mix

Lawn Challenge: Their lawn was mostly dirt and weeds. They wanted some nice new ground cover for the kids to enjoy.

Sod Type Recommendation: We recommended Empire Zoysia due to the combination of shade, but their preference for something relatively lower maintenance. 

Scope of Work: The yard needed to be thoroughly smoothed out. There were a lot of rocks, roots, and hard clay that had to be cultivated and amended to provide a promising base for the new sod.

Interesting Challenge: The lawn originally was very mossy. If this isn’t amended, the moss can easily come back. So our team had to carefully make sure all the moss was properly removed and disposed of. Additionally, the roots in this lawn were brutal. We had to set aside a couple of hours with a couple of guys to just chop away at the excessive roots that had spread so widely throughout the lawn.

Project Highlights: We were able to present them an option that not only solved their immediate concerns but was able to do so within their budget and not break the bank on a high-end turf.

“Couldn’t grow any grass in the front of my yard and decided to get sod.   Had Peak Sodding provide a quote for bringing in soil & installation of sod.  Competitively priced and installed perfectly.  They cut the grass around flower beds and rock walls and had a nice clean line at the property line.  I would recommend them to anyone.”


Sod Installation in Cary NC's Giverny neighborhood.

Clean Cuts to Match the Landscape

Cary Neighborhood: Giverny

Project Location: Entire Yard

Lawn Environment: Sunny/Shady mix

Lawn Challenge: The client reached out to us after she had just wrapped up a beautiful backyard project. The challenge was her lawn had been somewhat terrorized by the machinery and foot traffic in order to have her landscape done and what was remaining was a barren, patchy and weedy property.

Sod Type Recommendation: Elite Tall Fescue

Scope of Work: Our team was contracted to step in, remove the entirety of the existing lawn, till the soil, add topsoil, and lay the sod. One of the most important steps for the homeowner was making sure that the layout of the lawn meshed well with the shaping and layout of the landscape. Our team was very careful to ensure our cuts were clean, the shaping was smooth, and finally, we completed a final walkthrough with our client to ensure everything was installed to her satisfaction! 

Interesting Challenge: One of the unique aspects of the project was that a portion of her landscape was left incomplete. Due to the grade of the yard, there was some severe puddling remaining after her landscape installation. Our team made sure to build the lawn in such a way that created a space where she could install a dry riverbed through the yard. This allowed for the water problem to not be detrimental to the condition of the lawn. 

Project Highlights: Peak Sodding was very excited to be a part of this project. The client was a pleasure to work alongside through its entirety. The highlight was the completion. Knowing that she was so excited to finally have her dream landscape built, our part coming in with the sod was just the final touch to give her the freedom to enjoy it.

Sod Installation in Cary's Wellsley Neighborhood

Remove the Bushes and Expand the Yard

Cary Neighborhood: Wellsley

Project Location: Backyard

Lawn Environment: Mostly sun

Lawn Challenge: The homeowners reached out to Peak Sodding after experiencing some unfortunate situations with their lawn. Their back lawn sod had been dying out for quite some while. They were left with an overgrowth of weeds, dead patches, and an overcrowded backyard due to some bushes that had grown too out of control. 

Sod Type Recommendation: TifTuf Bermuda

Scope of Work: The homeowners desired to bring the lawn back and extend the entire lawn area as much as possible. They wanted a large safe space for the kids and pets to enjoy without feeling cramped within their own backyard. Peak Sodding completely removed and disposed of the surrounding bushes and graded the area to a flat and smooth surface. Afterward, the crew began the TifTuf Bermuda installation leaving a beautiful, clean surface for the family to enjoy.

Interesting Challenge: Removing bushes can always come with some risk. Our crew needs to ensure the entire root bulbs were properly excavated and disposed of. Otherwise, they can often decay over time leaving ugly and unsafe dips in your lawn. We made sure with each bush removed that it was complete and absolute. Then went back with the machinery to pack down new soil allowing for the surface to maintain a smooth and even flowing appearance. 

Project Highlights: One of the most exciting features of the TifTuf Bermuda is just how quickly it is able to root. Within the first two weeks, the grass was very well established to the point where even the lines between the rolls of sod were barely noticeable. The homeowners couldn’t have been happier to enjoy their lawn much sooner than they had anticipated!

Sod Installation in Cary's Old Salem Neighborhood

A Bumpy, Clumpy Dirty Lawn Makeover

Cary Neighborhood: Old Salem

Project Location: Backyard

Lawn Environment: Full Sun

Lawn Challenge: The client reached out to us with an extreme concern for the condition of her lawn. She had sod installed over a year prior that had never successfully rooted and left a bumpy, clumped up, and dirty lawn. She had a large Doberman by the name of Sergio who LOVED to play and leaving the lawn in the condition it was would have been incredibly difficult.

Sod Type Recommendation: Tiftuf Bermuda

Scope of Work: Our team had to first remove the old, dead sod and focus our efforts heavily on smoothing out the surface of the lawn. A key goal for her was to have an even lawn so that her dog could freely enjoy it.

Interesting Challenge: One of the challenges we came across with this lawn was that it was a townhome. This meant access was very tricky to get from the front to the back. We had to strategically access the backyard by using a street behind the home where we would access the yard to transport the sod.

Project Highlights:  This was a dormant install. This meant incredible attention to making sure Kelly knew what would be required to make this successful. We were ecstatic to receive a positive email from her nearly a month following the installation that stated “parts of her lawn had taken off…and it looks wonderful”!

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Splotchy Grass After Years of Trial and Error

Cary Neighborhood: Preston Village

Project Location: Front and side yard

Lawn Environment: Shady/sun Mix

Lawn Challenge: The homeowner reached out to Peak Sodding after years of trial and error with his Cary lawn. He had multiple seasons of attempting to promote his lawn from seed and eventually his lawn only continued to deteriorate.

Sod Type Recommendation: Elite Tall Fescue

Scope of Work: After a Peak Sodding lawn assessment, it became clear that a full renovation would make the most sense. 

Due to the shade as well as some recent work the homeowner had done, the lawn remaining was primarily weeds and some splotchy grass. We had to assess exactly how much sun certain areas of the lawn received to ensure the areas we were covering with fresh sod could actually get the necessary amount of sunlight they needed. 

Interesting Challenge: Our team ran into an interesting element in that the property was surrounded by pine trees. Pine trees are unique in that they carry with them a very acidic nature. Over time, this will break down into the soil and cause a very unbalanced environment for the grass to grow properly. This meant soil preparation would be a critical step to making this a successful sod installation. We brought with us a heavy layer of soil as well as granulated limestone. Limestone has high alkalinity to it which assists in balancing out the otherwise unbalanced PH created by the pine. By making this step, we could feel confident the sod would have more than enough healthy soil to grow into safely.

Project Highlights: This installation went smoother than ever. We were able to smoothly grade out the property and provide a beautiful green Fescue sod for the homeowner to enjoy! The homeowner was ecstatic to finally have a lawn he and his family could be fully proud of. He couldn’t wait to set up the sprinklers and begin giving the new sod all the necessary water to survive. The project was beautiful upon completion.


Zeon Zoysia Sod Installation in Iron Gate neighborhood of Cary.

A Lawn With Only Morning Sun

Cary Neighborhood: Iron Gate

Project Location: Backyard

Lawn Environment:  The backyard is heavily shaded most of the day with the morning sun.

Lawn Challenge: The client was looking for a yard where their kids can run around safely and they can enjoy the view while spending time in the backyard.

Sod Type Recommendation: We recommended Zeon Zoysia as it is the most shade-tolerant warm-season grass that will choke out weeds, will not require too much maintenance, and looks beautiful and thick.

Scope of Work: This yard had already received a rough grade prior to our team coming out, but it still needed quite a bit of work to ensure the surface was smooth and flat for the sake of the kids playing on it. We spread the topsoil surface, fertilized the soil, and installed the sod. Finally, the team rolled it all out to even the surface once more.

Interesting Challenge: There was a day full of heavy rain prior to the installation date so the area where we were installing was extremely muddy and on a slope and so hard to work in that area. In spite of this difficult challenge our guys were able to make it work and the lawn came out beautifully.

Project Highlights:  Recommended keeping a border around for mulch around the fence, and a wider mulch/ natural area on the far side of the yard along the fence because that area may be too shaded.

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Cary Neighborhood: Plantation Estates

Project Location: Front yard

Lawn Environment: Afternoon sun

Lawn Challenge: Lawn overgrown with weeds on a slope.

Sod Type Recommendation: Zeon Zoysia, a shade-tolerant warm-season grass that will help choke weeds out and has much lower maintenance than fescue.

What Will It Take To Love Your Lawn? A low-maintenance grass.


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