Preparation is key!
Sod is a living plant and requires good ground contact and moisture to survive. Schedule pick-up or delivery of your sod for after all of your ground prep is finished. Your sod should be installed as soon as possible after delivery for best results.
Remove any weeds. Kill and remove any existing grass.
Remove debris, large rocks, construction material etc.
Apply 1 1/2-2" compost (GRADE A) across area to be sodded.
Establish a rough grade 1 to 1 1/2 " below sidewalks, sprinkler heads etc.
Water the soil. The soil should be moist but firm.
Rake for final grade.
Laying your Sod
Install your sod immediately after delivery.
Begin installing along the longest line, such as a driveway or sidewalk
Butt or push edges and ends together, without stretching. Avoid gaps and overlays. Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like pattern, using a large, sharp knife to trim corners etc.
Avoid leaving small strips at other edges, as they will not retain moisture. To Avoid indentations or air pockets, avoid
walking or kneeling on the turf that has just
been installed or just after watering.
Water! Water! Water!
Start watering within 30 Minutes after installation
Soak the grass thoroughly until water is standing in puddles and running down the street. Sod pieces should look like a dripping sponge that can't hold any more water. Your neighbors will think you broke a water line.
After this initial irrigation, water the grass once a day for the next 2 weeks.
After the grass is established and rooted, give your lawn one deep irrigation per week. This may need to be in increased during extreme heat and drought times or decreased in rainy periods.
Installation is available on request. Price varies depending on size of the job and dirt work that needs to be done. If you would like a quote please contact below or call 318-865-5200