How to Remove Grass Sod

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, February 18, 2013

Modern Turf

Removing grass sod is easier when you know what you are doing.


If you are thinking about removing grass sod to any degree, then you need to know how to go about doing so. This is true of any home lawn, no matter how much grass sod is being removed.

The first thing to do is get the grass sod in question saturated with water. This will help loosen up the sod when you are removing it. Next, mark the area you wish to remove with landscapers paint. Once you have the area in question redy to go for sod removal, get to work.

At this point you can either become best friends with your shovel or you can take the easy way out and rent a sod cutter. Either way will work, but if you are looking to remove a large area of sod then a sod cutter will not only save you time, but it will also save your back.

Once you have removed the bulk of the grass sod, be sure you go back through and get all the remnants left behind. If you do use herbicides in this stage of the game, do so sparingly. A more eco-friendly way to get rid of the excess is to use newspaper to place over the remnants and then cover that with dirt. After a little while the remnants will have all died and the paper can then be removed, leaving you with grass sod that has been completely removed.

For more tips on grass sod removal, call (803) 691-9890 today.

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