Flathead Valley Sod Farm

Call: Les @ 406-253-9689 for a free sod quote

Frequently Asked Questions


Where are we located? Which Sod Farm is Flathead Valley Sod Farm?

Flathead Valley Sod Farm is the sod farm right off of Highway 206. The address is 1180 Austin Crossroad Columbia Falls, MT.  It is about 2.5 miles north of Woody's Country Store. 

How do I measure my yard?

To measure your yard take the length of the yard and multiple it by the width of your yard. Try to measure square rectangle areas.

How do I prepare the area I want sod?

You want your final grade to be an inch below any sidewalk or edging with your sprinkler heads set an inch above the final grade. The soil should be compacted with the top half inch being loose so roots can penetrate easily.  

How often do I water my sod?

Once the sod is laid, water the sod to the point that you have 1.5 inches of moisture within the soil of the sod.  Once that moisture content is established, you will need to maintain that moisture content for the next 2 weeks.  

After two weeks of adequate watering the roots will begin to establish and penetrate the soil.  

Once the sod is established,  the sod should be watered 2-3 times daily, weather dependent. 

How often do I fertilize my sod?

We recommend fertilizing your lawn 3-4 times a year. Read and print the sod maintenance page to refer to at your convenience.

My sod just got delivered, how long do I have before I have to install it?

It is best to install the sod immediately. In the spring and fall you have about 24-48 hours to get the sod on the ground.  However, the summer months the sod should be laid down the day of delivery for best results.

Why should we choose Flathead Valley Sod Farm?

Les, the owner of Flathead Valley sod has over 25 years of sod experience.  He is not only a friendly face but his knowledge and expertise of the sod industry will help you achieve the best yard in the neighborhood.  

Do I need big rolls or small rolls?

It is best to call Les (406-253-9689) to help you determine what is the best fit for your yard.  Generally big rolls are best for wide open spaces. 

How much sod can I get in the back of my truck?

A 1/2 ton truck can haul 400 square feet of sod. 

1180 Austin Crossroad Columbia Falls, MT