Sod Installation Done For You

Getting your sod installation done by a professional is the hassle-free means to find the lawn that you dream about. Sod can be readily transported and remain fresh for a period. If you are laying new sod with a current lawn in place or you’re moving sod to generate room for a garden or another project, you will require a tool referred to as a sod cutter to effectively cut the sod.

All sod is fresh cut to order, which usually means you may rest assured you will receive only the freshest and finest product in the marketplace. Identify the regions of your lawn that you need to sod and start by removing all weeds, rocks, and debris. Grass sod is quite a personal selection for many customers.

When you opt to purchase the sod, make sure that you get several quotes for the prices from several sod suppliers to estimate the current market cost of sod. It’s always preferable to purchase the sod after checking with different suppliers. Certain types of sod are quite popular, and people are always searching for the lowest prices to have it installed.

While purchasing sod can be very pricey, in return for the sod cost, there are lots of benefits you may anticipate. It grows in the sun. It’s often more reliable than seeds, because you can’t always be sure that seeds are going to germinate and sprout. Buying the proper grass sod for your house or business property speaks volumes.

It’s also possible for you to purchase sod through a neighborhood garden center or local landscaping company. The quantity of sod required also plays a major factor in the cost determination of sod. Thankfully, it is a relatively simple option to get a gorgeous lawn in less time. We are devoted to providing our clients with the best superior sod and superior customer support.

Measure up the area where you would like to lay your sod. After determining the price of sod, you should also determine whether you would like to install the sod yourself or seek the services of an expert to install the sod for you.

There are several types of sod on the marketplace, but Bermuda or St Augustine sod is among the most well-known choices for a lush lawn. Lastly, remember that grass is a perishable product that must be installed and watered within 24 hours of pick up or delivery.

Sod Installation Tips – A Homeowner’s Guide to Laying Sod

1. Sod measurements – When starting your sod project you must take into account all landscape structures and flower beds. Then, using a measuring wheel or tape measure, accurately measure the area to be sodded. Add 5% to this number to allow for cutting around structures & beds. This number represents the square footage of sod you will need. If you are unsure most sod suppliers can help you if you provide them with an accurately marked drawing.

2. Soil Preparation Preparing the base under your sod is crucial! As the grass grows the roots must be able to penetrate into the soil. Hard surfaces prevent the growth of grass. Make sure all rocks, old roots, and grass are removed from the installation area. Topping this with three inches of topsoil creates a good base. This works well as the sod strips come with its own soil amendment.

3. Final grading – The base area must be leveled to ensure sod will also be level. Using a proper grading rake will work best. For larger areas, you may need to roll over the soil using sod roller. Rolling ensures that soil does not run or settle causing holes or gaps that will hinder sod growth. Sod preparation is everything when it comes to sod installation.

4. Purchasing sod – There are many sod suppliers to choose from (lawn and garden stores, sod growers and nurseries) but you should know what you are looking for. Sod strips should be dense and at least 2″ long. Look for a uniform green color with a network of roots on the underside, with a moist soil base of at least 1″. Sod strips should not tear or fall apart when handled. For large applications, we recommend sod delivery to reduce handling.

5. Laying sod – Lay your first row of sod starting against the edge of a flower bed, house, patio or any landscape border. The next row should overlap at the seam. Do not line up your seams! Stagger seams to avoid lines when sod grows in. Use a sod cutter (you can purchase one at most lawn and garden stores) to cut along all borders and around sprinkler heads. Keep all pieces on the side as you may need them to fill in as you work.

6. Watering – During the first two weeks, you should water for 45 minutes. This heavy watering helps to push roots down into the soil. Following this you will want to water 20 to 30 minutes a day, depending on heat conditions.

7. Maintenance – Everyone wants to know when it’s good to do the first cut. Depending on the growth of the grass and if the roots started to grab will determine when you cut. Test the area by gently pulling back a piece of sod. If the sod has rooted you may do your first cut. Since your new lawn is in its infancy, it should be mowed at a slow pace for the first month.

We hope that our tips for installing sod were helpful to you in planning your sod project.