We offer free estimates to those folks who are interested in having a lawn installed. What you’ll likely find, is our price installed is better than you could do on your own. By the time you rent the equipment, purchase the sod, and figure out what to do with old lawn, you’d have actually spent more money. So give us a call for a free no-obligation estimate today!
Installing sod is a lot of work, but not too complicated a process, for a homeowner to tackle. It does help to know a few things.
First, make sure the soil/surface you are planting the sod to is reasonably free of stones and large chunks of old grass and weeds. Secondly, you might (not necessary) purchase a light starter fertilizer to put down on the soil prior to the sod. Third, install the sod. Now it’s important to do that last step correctly so remember:
Sod should be laid as soon as it is delivered.
Sod seams should not line up. Imagine the bricks on your house and follow that pattern.
It is best to start using a straight edge, if possible. But remember to start at the top of the yard so not to trample the new plant.
Make sure all the joints are adjoined tightly.
Once the lawn is installed, if you have access, a roller can be used to eliminate air pockets and create a good bond between sod and soil.
Finally, water the lawn. Forget using the clock in the equation. Make sure the soil is muddy underneath.
If this overview, did not answer all of your questions, please give us a call. We can answer more specific questions about shade, adding topsoil, etc.