3 Things You Should Know About Soil Before Planting Sod

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, March 31, 2014

Planting sod is an easy alternative to growing new grass, but it requires some preparation.

3 Things You Should Know About Soil Before Planting SodWhen it comes to preparing your lawn for sodding, the most important part is making sure that your soil is ready to support new sod. Soil health is one of the most important determining factors that will affect the success of your sod installation.

#1: Fertilize The Bed

Giving sod a healthy bed of soil to take root in makes the process of sustaining healthy growth much easier. Infuse the ground with nutrients and supplements – it’s basically like preparing a feast for the sod. This fertilizer will be converted into food and energy for the sod, and help it grow more successfully.

#2: Plant In The Spring

Laying sod in the right season will give your grass time to build up a healthy root system. Strong root systems will help your sod survive the more difficult months of summer and winter.

#3: Water and Drainage

These are two more essential conditions of good soil. Make sure that the ground is saturated with enough moisture prior to laying the sod down. Also try to irrigate the soil so that drainage is easy and functional. Too much water can be just as detrimental as not enough water.

For more information about planting sod, call (803) 691-9890.