Sod Preparation

Sprinkler System

  • It's highly recommended that you have an operating sprinkler system with a timer before installing your sod.
  • After you're sprinkler system has been installed, make sure all the sprinkler trenches have been thoroughly settled.
  • Putting in a sprinkler system will save you both time and water, especially during the hot summer months.

Sod Preparation

  • Begin by removing all weeds and all other debris for lawn area. Then rake out all dirt clods and rocks, trying to establish a smooth even grade.
  • Add 40 pounds of gypsum and 3 to 4 bags of mulch to every 1000 square feet of lawn area.
  • Space out bags of gypsum and mulch over freshly graded area, open bags of gypsum and mulch and scatter over soil, lightly rake into soil and finish raking into final smooth even level grade.
  • If lawn is extremely hard, compacted soil and rocky, follow steps above, rototill soil at depth of 2 to 4 inches, then rake into final smooth, even grade.
  • Sod should be about 1" below sidewalk, driveway or curbing.
  • Sod is a total of about 3/4" to 1" of dirt and roots and about 3/4" to 1" of grass.
  • It's so important to follow the steps above to achieve a professional look for your yard.
  • By preparing the ground the proper way, you'll have a stronger base for the grass, which in turn produces a much healthier, long lasting grass so you can enjoy for years to come.