A Basic Guide to Proper Sod Installation

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sod installation sets the stage for your lawn to flourish.

A Basic Guide to Proper Sod Installation

Homeowners are attracted to sod for a couple different reasons, but mainly because it provides a quick fix for anybody in the market for a new lawn. Properly installed sod can look lush, even, and attractive at the end of a single day’s work – but only if you know what you’re doing.

Lots of people get ahead of themselves with improper sod installation and suffer the consequences in a botched lawn. Here are a few ways to avoid that problem.

1. Lay Sod Evenly. Sounds like a no brainer, but it’s important to take your time with sod installation. Clear away any major debris from the space you are focusing on, and rake out any uneven patches. This will look better and allow even access for sod to take root.

2. Prepare Your Soil. Sod will take root if the ground is nutrient rich and ready to support new growth. Your yard is just a patch of dirt before the sod gets laid, so take a little time to prep the area for optimum growing conditions. Remove any scraggly patches of grass that might compete for resources.

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