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Preparing the ground, Installing, and Maintaining your sod after installation

Preparing Your Soil for Sod Installation

Ground Preparation

It is essential to prepare your soil for healthy turf grass growth. To help ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome and be on your way to a beautiful lawn that will have the neighbors envious we have put together a list of guidelines that you should follow.

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Installing Your Seven Cities Sod

Installing Turf / Sod

It is important to remember that turf is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to survive. Therefore you should install your sod immediately upon delivery to ensure that your lawn will survive and flourish. Following are some helpful tips to guide you through installing your new lawn.

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Maintain Your Sod After Installation

Turf Maintenance - Watering - Fertilizing - Mowing

Now that you have successfully installed your turf you will need to take steps to maintain the sod. As with any lawn you will want to water and fertilize the grass. Watering your newly installed turf is one of the most important aspects of keeping it healthy. To find out more visit our Turf Maintenance section.

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News About Seven Cities Sod

Scott County sod farm battles drought to deliver goods - WQAD News Channel 8

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Seven Cities Sod has been a family owned business since 1967

In 1966 Norman Frye, a 4th generation farmer, took a 30 acre pasture and started renovating it by rolling and fertilizing to bring it up to standard for planting sod.  In 1967 the first sale of sod was made thus creating Seven Cities Sod. Today, Seven Cities Sod plants over 650 acres of four different varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass and is entering its 6th generation of Frye owners.

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Why Choose Us For All Your Sod / Turf Needs?

As of today, we have expanded our acreage to 650 acres, of which 400 acres is under irrigation while still providing the most up-to-date Kentucky Bluegrass variety of which the industry demands.  Our service area includes, but is not limited to, Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois usually within the parameters of a 150 mile radius of the Quad Cities.

Our specialized Seven Cities Sod Low Mow Blend of kentucky bluegrass includes four varieties of kentucky bluegrass seed combined to make our unique top notch blend. The seed is supplied from United Seed Inc. located in Des Moines, Iowa and is Certified Kentucky Blue Grass seed.

Our Seven Cities Sod Low Mow Blend includes:

  1. Solar Eclipse 25%
  2. Everest 25%
  3. Rush 25%
  4. Everglade 25%

The varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass seed that we use to produce the Seven Cities Sod Low Mow Blend are well suited to the MidWest because they display an excellent green color, have a fine leaf texture, are drought-resistant, and recover quickly from wear. Kentucky Bluegrass varieties will perform well in both winter and summer and green up early in the spring.

We Sell sod wholesale and retail and also deliver the sod. We install sod (big roll only) to both wholesale and retail customers within our service area of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, approximately in a 150 mile radius from Davenport, Iowa.
We also loan out machines and/or attachments for customers to install themselves.

We also believe in giving back to the communities in which we serve. Seven Cities Sod donates to local youth sports teams, colleges, high schools, and lend acreage's to several community organizations including the Davenport Soccer Association.

Some of our projects include:

  1. Field of Dreams movie site, Dyersville, Iowa
  2. University of Iowa athletic facilities, Iowa City, Iowa
  3. Crow Valley Golf Course, Bettendorf, Iowa
  4. Iowa Speedway (NASCAR track), Newton, Iowa
  5. Jumers Casino, Rock Island, Illinois
  6. Palmer Hills Golf Course, Bettendorf, Iowa
  7. Modern Woodman baseball park, Davenport, Iowa
  8. Chicago O’Hare airport, Chicago, Illinois
  9. University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
  10. St. Louis Rams (NFL) practice facility, Macomb, Illinois
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