How to Prepare for Your Sod Installation

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Are you in the market for a new lawn? Sod is a great option to get your new lawn started and have your lawn looking lush quickly. It’s important to take time and prep your yard properly in order to have a successful sod installation. To help guide you, here’s how to prepare for your sod installation.

How to Prepare for Your Sod Installation

  • Clear the Area – First and foremost, to prep for your sod installation, you’ll need to clear the area. This includes removing rocks, debris, and weeds. These things can be detrimental to your lawn and cause long-term problems.
  • Remove Existing Lawn – Before your new lawn gets installed, your existing one should be removed. Use a sod cutter to remove your lawn before rototilling. A rototill won’t break it up on its own.
  • Grade & Soil Prep – It’s important to establish a sufficient rough grade before soil preparation. To make your soil even, cut down the high points and use topsoil to fill the low spots. Additionally, grade your lawn so the flow of water will flow away from your home’s foundation. For soil preparation, spread compost over the soil and rototill the compost into the soil.
  • Install Sprinklers – If you’re planning on installing an irrigation system, now is the time to do it. A sprinkler system will conserve water and water your lawn efficiently.
  • Final Touches – Finally, fine grade your soil with a rake, remove any lumps and rocks, and make sure the soil is 1” below driveways, sidewalks, and patios.

We hope this information has given you a good idea on how to prepare for sod installation. If you have any questions regarding sod installation, and the services we provide, please contact us Triangle Custom Landscaping today!