If You're Considering Sod Installation in the Spring - Take the Time Now to Learn How to Install Sod

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, January 17, 2013


5 Tips to plan for sod installation

If you’re planning on installing new sod when Spring arrives, now is the time to research where to buy quality sod, what type of sod is best for your geographical location, and how to install it.

How to plan for sod installation

• Evaluate your current lawn: Evaluate the condition of your current lawn. Determine if you’re going to need to sod the entire lawn, or just sections of lawn.

• Contact your utility company: Contact your utility company to determine if there are any buried cables or power lines on your property. You should also be aware of the location of underground pipes.

• Determine what type sod: Speak to professionals, and research the different types of sod available in your area. You’ll need to consider the rest of your landscaping when determining which sod is best. For example, if you have large trees that shade the yard, you’ll need to find sod that flourishes in the shade.

Find a supplier: Locate a quality sod supplier. It’s a good idea to purchase your new sod from a local company that grows their sod in your geographical area.

• Learn about installation: If you plan to install the sod yourself, you’ll want to take plenty of time to learn how to install it. There are tools that you’ll need to rent or purchase, and a lot of preparation before you plant it.

To purchase the best sod in South Carolina, contact the sod experts at Modern Turf today.