Installing New Sod

by Amy Gordon
(last updated September 11, 2015)

Growing grass from seeds can be a very difficult process. There are so many things that can go wrong, and it will take a long time to get the grass to be just right. Along with that, you have to live with an ugly dirt lawn until the grass grows, which is both unsightly and no fun to play in. A very popular and quick alternative is to lay down sod. Although it might seem strange to lay down grass as you would a rug, it is a very quick way to do things, and with instant results.

In general, laying down sod is not too difficult. The hardest part of the whole process is making sure things are prepared before you get the sod. This entails several things. The first thing that you need to do is prepare the soil. This includes breaking up the soil and making sure that it is smooth. It is essential that you remove everything from the soil. Make sure you get all the rocks, pebbles, sticks, or anything else you might have out of the way or your sod will not be able to grow into the soil. Be sure to do this before you get the sod, as you will not have any time to do it once you have the sod on site.

Another good thing to do before you get the sod is make sure you have an irrigation system in place. If you do not have an irrigation system before you lay down the sod, you probably will not be able to get the grass the water it needs as it grows. It is easier to put one down before you have grass everywhere, anyway.

As you lay down the sod, be sure to wet the area first. After everything is rolled out, soak the area and make sure that everything is laid out flat. Once you do that, you are well on your way to having a great lawn that is firmly established in the soil.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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