New Sod Installation
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If you’re looking to give your yard a fresh start, installing new sod is a great option. At Douglasville Landscape Design, we specialize in sod installation and can have your new lawn looking great in no time. We carry a variety of different types of sod, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. And because we’re experts at sod installation, you can be confident that your new lawn will be installed properly and will last for years to come. So if you’re ready for a new lawn, call Douglasville Landscape Design today. We’ll be happy to give you a free estimate and get started on your project right away.
What Should Be Put Down Before Sod?
The answer to this question may seem obvious – after all, sod is simply grass that has been harvested and rolled up for transport, so surely all you need to do is lay it down on the ground and let it grow. However, there are actually a few things that should be done before sod is laid down, in order to ensure that it takes root and thrives. First of all, the area where the sod will be placed should be cleared of any debris or obstacles. Next, the soil should be loose and aerated, as compacted soil will make it difficult for the sod to take root. Finally, a layer of fertilizer should be spread over the area to provide the new grass with the nutrients it needs to grow. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your sod will have a healthy start and will quickly become established in your lawn.
When Is the Right Time to Install New Sod?
When it comes to installing new sod, timing is everything. The best time to lay sod is in the early spring or fall when the weather is cool and the days are longer. This gives the sod time to establish itself before the hot summer months arrive. It’s also important to avoid laying sod during periods of extended drought, as this can stress the new grass and make it more susceptible to disease. If you do need to install sod during the summer, be sure to water it frequently and keep it well-watered during its first few weeks of growth. By following these tips, you can ensure that your new sod has a chance to thrive.
What are the Steps for Installing New Sod?
Before you can lay new sod, you’ll need to prepare the ground. First, remove any existing vegetation, including roots and weeds. Next, use a garden rake to level the ground and break up any large clumps of dirt. Once the ground is smooth, water it thoroughly and allow it to dry for 24 hours. Then, lay a layer of compost over the entire area. The compost will help to improve drainage and provide nutrients for the new sod. Finally, roll out the sod and cut it to fit the desired area. Be sure to water the sod daily for at least two weeks to help it establish a strong root system. With proper care, your new sod will soon take root and become a healthy part of your lawn.
Can I Put New Sod Over Old Grass?
Before tackling a new sod installation, it’s important to understand the basics of how sod works. Sod is essentially grass that has been grown on top of a soil base in a controlled environment, such as a nursery. Once it’s fully grown, the sod is cut into squares or strips and then transported to the installation site. Because the sod already has an established root system, it can be laid down in one piece and will quickly start to grow and spread. You may be wondering whether you can simply lay new sod over your existing grass. While it is technically possible to do this, it’s not recommended. The old grass will compete with the new sod for water and nutrients, and it’s likely that one or both will suffer as a result. It’s much better to remove the old grass first before installing the new sod. This will give the new grass the best chance to take root and thrive.
At Douglasville Landscape Design, we take pride in our work. We have been providing top-quality sod installation services for over 20 years, and we are passionate about helping our clients create the perfect lawn. No matter what your budget or time frame may be, we will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. We only use the highest quality sod, and our team of experienced professionals will ensure that it is installed properly. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, and see how we can transform your property. We’re ready to help you: (678) 894-1248!