New sod installation is the best and the fastest way to start new grass, and it won’t be an exaggeration to say it will give you an “instant lawn.”
Unquestionably sod installation requires a fair amount of prep work, time, and energy. Also, the sod needs to be watered and monitored meticulously until it is established.
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But if you still want to give it a try to do sod installation, here is a quick guide for you.
Before Starting Sod Installation
A successful project of sod installation must start with testing the soil’s pH level – and it should be between 6.0 to 7.5.
There are two ways of doing this:
- Buying a test soil kit
- With the help extension office
Understanding the pH level of the soil can be a bit challenging – especially if you are new to it. Hire us, and we’ll do it all for you at no extra cost.
Sod Installation Steps
1. Prepare the ground to lay the sod
The process of sod installation is very similar to growing grass from seeds – except for the final part you are laying the sod. Before starting, you need to prep the soil, and this is how to do it:
2. Choose the right time
If you’re laying warm-season grass, you can do it any time of the year. But if you are working with cool-season grasses, it’s better to start in spring, late summer, or early fall.
3. Start with bare ground
If you have an existing lawn, remove the grass using herbicides, digging them out, or removing them with a machine.
4. Amend the soil (if necessary)
If the soil’s pH level is not what it should be, you must amend the soil.
5. Roughout the soil
To loosen up the soil, use a rototiller and till the ground.
6. Treat the soil
Apply fertilizers and soil conditioner and push them in the ground using a rototiller.
7. Level out the ground
Anything chunky or heaps on the soil must be made smooth and uniform. You can use a roller or with your hand. Don’t compact the soil.
How To Lay Sod
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To lay sod by ownself, follow these steps:
1. Start on the Edges
Begin your sod installation by laying them first on the outer edges. Start with the far left side, then move towards the far right and then walk towards the center.
2. Lay rolls carefully
You may need separate rolls to cover the whole lawn. If that’s the case, make sure the ends of the rolls are pressed firmly and tightly without overlapping.
3. Maintain the lawn level
After installing, if the sod appears too low, use some topsoil to bring it up to a proper level.
4. Use a roller
After laying the sod, use a roller to push the sod against the soil. This will remove any air pockets allowing good contact of the sod roots to the soil.
5. Water the sod
People are often confused asking about the best time to water sod. And the answer to that is to water your sod regularly for at least a couple of weeks.
Remember, watering sod is not only about wetting the grass blades. But what’s underneath actually counts. Having said that, never overwater the new grass.