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Sod

When is your sod available?

We sell sod year-round (weather permitting). During our spring months, sod arrives daily, Tuesday through Friday and we deliver Tuesday through Saturday.

What varieties of sod do you sell?

Varieties of sod are listed on the website include Tift and Celebration Bermuda, Centipede Common, Empire and Zeon Zoysia and Palmetto St. Augustine.

How do you sell sod?

We sell all of the varieties listed on our website by the pallet. We sell some varieties of sod by the piece and half pallets (Centipede, Empire Zoysia, and Palmetto St. Augustine). NOTE: All of our pallets and half-pallets are SPECIAL ORDER so that you get the freshest of sod. Please call ahead for availability.

Do you sell sod by the piece?

Yes – we provide this as a convenience for customers who only need a small amount.

How big is a piece of sod?

A piece is approximately 2 to 2.5 sq ft.

Do you hold pieces of sod if I need a few pieces?

No, we cannot hold sod sold by the piece. We offer pieces on a first come, first serve basis because it is a live product. We recommend you call before you come to make sure your variety is available.

Do you sell sod by the half pallet?

Yes, we do offer ½ pallets as a courtesy to help those that might not need a full pallet.

Do you offer delivery of sod?

Yes, we offer delivery of sod for full pallets only with our flatbed/forklift service. Normally half pallets can be picked up onsite in most vehicles (if your vehicle is very small, you may have to make a couple of trips). If we deliver a half pallet, there is a $25 upcharge added to the the delivery fee.

Can you order sod online?

You can order sod online but if you want a particular date, please call in advance to discuss your options. Our customer service representatives can hold you a spot so that you can still order online (Call us at 843.559.5829).

Do you offer a sod installation service?

Do you guarantee our sod?

No. All Seasons sells healthy, vibrant sod and does not warranty sod. Unfortunately, due to the wide realm of care it takes to prepare, install and maintain sod, we cannot be responsible for what happens to sod after installation. We advise and recommend that you do your due diligence in researching your project. We can make recommendations by providing you with a Sod Care Flyer to make sure to do all you can to give your sod a great start, but these are only suggestions. If your product arrives in a condition that you are not happy with, call us immediately.

Do you suggest tilling the area that sod will be applied?

Yes. Tilling the top 2 inches of soil helps to alleviate compaction and improves root penetration and water movement.

Download our sod care brochure.

Should I add any topsoil or compost to the area to be sodded?

Yes. Adding a layer topsoil or a combination of topsoil and mushroom is highly recommended for a great start. We sell a combination product called Veggie Mix that works really well for starting sod.

For more tips on installing sod, click to download our sod installation brochure.

Should I roll the sod?

If you have access to a sod roller, it helps to firm the ground prior to sod installation and reveal any air pockets that maybe lurking under the soil. Roll the sod again after installation to remove air pockets and help reduce sod seams.

Click to download our sod installation brochure which contains suggestions on how to install your fresh sod.

How long can sod sit on a pallet?

We recommend installing the sod within 24-48 hours of delivery (especially in extreme temperatures).

How often should sod be watered?

You want to soak your sod well when installed and keep the grass from drying out while it is trying to develop its roots. However, over watering can severely damage your sod causing diseases, funguses and root rot.

Check out our sod installation brochure for more about watering your new sod. Click to download sod installation brochure.

Driveway Installation

Do I need to add an underlayment for a pathway, driveway or parking pad?

Not always. The most important factor in creating a pathway, driveway or parking pad is making sure to create the appropriate slopes so that there water moves away from your home and runoff has a place to drain. You can use underlayment materials such a ROC/FLBC (otherwise known as Crush and Run) or Granite Sand to create a hard base so that it protects your rock from disappearing into the dirt below.

How do I calculate the labor costs for my project?

Bring in your drawing and/or pictures of the area along with complete measurements for more accurate estimates.

What type of edging products can be used to contain a gravel driveway?

There are a wide variety of edging that can be used in creating pathways, driveways and parking pads. Our recommendation is to call us to discuss your options based on what your use and what is adjacent to your project. A few of the options include metal edging, pavers, bricks and railroad timbers, just to name a few.

How do I calculate how much gravel I will need for my project?

Calculating gravel is basically the same as calculating mulch but can be somewhat confusing because gravel and rock is sold by the ton from our suppliers. Because each rock has a different density, each ton of rock can be converted to yardage using its density calculation. We recommend that you come by or call the office (843.559.5829) and give us the area and type of rock so we can help determine the amount of rock or gravel you need for your project. While we would love to do onsite estimates, it is not always possible during our busy season. Again, it helps to bring in a drawing and/or pictures of the area along with complete measurements for more accurate estimates.

What types of gravels are used for commercial applications?

The most popular gravels and rocks that we sell for commercial applications are Crushed Granite, Plantation Mix or Slag (made from recycled metal materials).

What types of gravels is recommended for pathway or driveway applications?

The choice of rock/gravel pathways, driveways and parking pads is dependent on aesthetics, use and budget. Realize that different gravels have different textures so it is best to come out and see the samples, test the feel of the rock and see the color (the internet color is often times misleading). It helps to bring in a drawing of your area with complete measurements for more accurate estimates.

Pick Up

Can I pick up materials at your location if I have a truck or trailer?

Yes. You can pick up any of our materials onsite as long as we have them in stock. It is always a good idea to call ahead (especially in the spring). We try our best to keep all of our materials in stock but occasionally the manufacturer or supplier may run out. Most typical trucks hold ½ to 2 yards of material depending on the size of the truck and amount of weight it will haul.

Delivery

What if you get stuck where I have asked for materials to be dropped?

Our delivery trucks are heavy (especially when fully loaded). Even our smaller trucks can easily get stuck in soft, sandy soils of the Low Country. Our policy remains that we will do our best to accommodate your drop spot. However, this is the reason we ask you to be present to sign our waiver releasing us from any damage our truck may cause and accept financial responsibility for any towing charges associated with trying to accommodate your drop location.

What if I need the materials in my back yard or somewhere other than the driveway?

We do our very best to accommodate your requests. However, there are limitations to where you can place materials. Trees overhead, electrical, phone or cable wires, ground firmness, gate widths or structures must be taken into consideration when deciding where we can dump materials.

Where do you drop the product?

The majority of our deliveries are usually dropped on the driveway. Our trucks are very heavy and there are many factors that are taken into consideration when delivering materials.

Height of the Truck – our trucks lift upward and usually require 15-18 feet of clearance overhead.

Weight of the Truck – our trucks are heavy (especially when loaded to capacity) and range from 15,000 to 26,000 lbs.

Width of the Truck – most of our trucks require at least 12 ft width for clearance of any gates, fences, etc.

Do I need to be onsite for delivery?

It is beneficial for you and for our drivers if you are onsite to accept your delivery. First, we need a signature to give us rights to access your property. Second, it helps us to put the product in the exact location that you request. However, if the delivery location is on a hard surface such as a driveway, you can give us a verbal approval to access the driveway.

Can I mix and match materials in one load?

Sometimes. There is no way to separate bulk materials on the same truck so as long as you are ok with materials mixing when they are dumped onsite. We try our best to accommodate your needs but it is not always possible. For example, sod is delivered on a flat bed truck and bulk materials are delivered on a dump truck. Therefore bulk materials such as gravels, soils or straw cannot be delivered on the same load as a sod delivery. However, orders that include both pine straw and soil can be delivered together. Again, call us to determine your needs and we will do our best to help!

If I don’t need the minimum quantity listed on your online ordering system, will you still deliver the material I need?

The answer is yes “most” of the time. We do our best to accommodate your needs that make practical sense for both of us.

Will I be charged a delivery fee if I refuse the delivery?

Yes.

Is there a delivery fee associated with the delivery service?

There is always a delivery fee if you opt to use our delivery service. The delivery fee pays for the convenience of using our truck and the costs associated with running our trucks.

If I want you to deliver my materials, is there a minimum amount you will deliver?

To utilize our delivery service option, there is a minimum quantity required per order to receive our standard shipping rate for your delivery location.

Online Ordering

What happens if the product is unavailable for the delivery option I have chosen?

Our office will contact you to discuss any product shortages. If we cannot come up with a viable delivery date, we can void your order.

If my delivery location is not listed, can I use the online system?

You cannot order online. Normally, most of our deliveries are within Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Counties. However, we will try to accommodate your location. Give us a call to discuss your options.

How accurate are the images on our website?

Photographs on our website are provided to serve as a reference. Due to the differentiation of mulches, gravels and stone in nature, we recommend a visit to our showroom to touch, feel, and see the product before making a final selection to ensure the product meets your approval.

While we take every step to accurately display our products, we cannot always control the final photo that we have displayed on our website. Conditions that could affect the quality of the photo may include (but not limited to), vendor changes, sunlight, distance photo is taken from actual product, moisture, cameras, lenses and borders.

All Seasons Landscape and Maintenance LLC retains all property rights to the photographs and images contained on our website. The photos should not be copied, reproduced or used in any way without prior written permission.

Playgrounds

What depth of mulch should be applied on playgrounds?

The recommended application rate depends on equipment height and type of surfacing material used. See the chart below from the Consumer Products Safety Commission for Public Playground Safety for recommended depth of surfacing materials:

What are the advantages of using Bulk Soft-Landing Chips (Playground Chips) for use on playgrounds?

The Bulk Soft-Landing Chips creates a cushiony surface, reducing risk or potential injury. The chips are environmentally friendly and meets or exceeds federal safety requirements of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission including American with Disabilities Act requirements of handicap accessibility.

What types of materials are approved for use on public playgrounds such as those found at schools, daycares, churches, or parks?

SCDHEC follows the guidelines of the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Loose materials that can be used as playground surfaces include wood chips, wood mulch, sand, recycled rubber mulch and pea gravel. However, the most widely used product used in the Lowcountry are “engineered wood chips” we call Bulk Soft Landing Chips that have been certified by IPEMA for use on public playgrounds (ASTM-F-1292).

How does pricing work for the labor cost of the mulch blowing service?

The labor portion of the mulch blowing service depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, accessibility, quantity, and distance. Volume discounts apply for larger jobs. Estimates are free – call us at 843.559.5829 or email us at info@charlestonlandscapesupplies.com for a quote.

How does the installation process work for fenced areas, backyards and hard-to-reach areas?

Our bark blowing trucks can spray the mulch using a hose system to distances up to150 feet. These hoses are easily maneuvered over fences, in backyards, and can reach most inaccessible locations.  This type of installation is fast, cost effective, and requires minimal interruption.