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What is the correct way to lay sod?

May 25

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The correct way to lay a fresh new sod

The perk of having a big lawn is that you can choose to have a stunning landscaped garden as you wish to add beauty and a specific area where it helps clean the air that we breathe. That is one reason why some property buyers always choose a house with a back or front yard. And having a garden also means an increase in the market value of the asset if you are the one selling it. It is like a return on investment at the right time that you need it.

To have an attractive landscape garden, you need to install a healthy green sod because it magnifies the hidden beauty of the whole area. And if you have no time to grow some, there are companies that offer sod services that might help you. But if you are patient enough to try and be a green thumb, you need to learn some basic things on how to lay a new sod correctly.



A fresh set of sod is what you will need in order to achieve a lush green lawn, and you can always have that from a trusted supplier. Then prepare all the things you need, like topsoil, sod cutter, water, and the fresh roll of sod.

Before anything else, you need to clear the area with those unnecessary things or furniture if there is. Start cleaning the area by taking away any debris and pulling those unwanted grass that can be the reason for unhealthy turf. After grooming the site, now it's time to cultivate the soil. Dig for about 15cm in depth and check if you have rich soil. If not, you to add topsoil to make it perfect for growing plants.

You have to make sure that the cultivated soil is level with the whole area before laying the sod, just like what we have mentioned in our previous blog, “Lay the rolled sod in a brick-wall pattern to make sure that it won't easily come off. Never leave any gaps that can give space to some unwanted grass, and never overlap the edges. It is also important not to walk on the newly installed sod because it can cause them to shift and leave gaps in the edges.”