Cold Weather Planting
When the site has been prepared ahead of time, sod can be successfully planted even as temperatures dip and winter snow arrives. While the sod may not be as green as during warmer weather, once it reaches about 40 degrees, the dormant grass will begin to root and take on a richer color. The newly planted sod must still be kept watered if winter days are dry and windy, to avoid deterioration or demise. The sod will not begin to take root until temperatures rise during a mild winter or at least until early spring.