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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

When should you lay sod?

Sod can be laid any time of the year, though the best time to do so is in the spring or early fall. During this time, temperatures are cooler but grass is still growing.

Summer isn’t ideal for laying sod (but still possible), as the high temperatures demand extra watering that can not only drive up your water bill. It can also make conditions ideal for mold and fungi.

Who can lay sod near me?

Landscapers and sod installation specialists can lay sod. When choosing a professional to lay sod in your yard, read their ratings and reviews from customers. Also, search for photos that showcase actual work done by the pro. And always get cost estimates from several sodding professionals so you can get an idea of how much you should pay for their services.

Can you lay sod over existing grass?

There are differing opinions about this topic, which is why you should talk to a sodding professional near you to find out if it’s possible to lay sod over your particular lawn. In some cases, it might be possible. For example, some professionals say the new sod will kill the existing grass underneath and release nutrients that will benefit the new sod.

However, others believe the old grass will disrupt the sod's ability to take root in the soil, and it will die due to a lack of nutrients.

Do I need to rototill before laying sod?

Whether you rototill before laying sod depends on your preference, but your ground needs to be prepared for the sod to take root in the soil. A rototiller makes it easy to till up compacted earth so that new sod can easily take hold, but there are other methods you can do. Consult with a sodding professional to discuss which preparation steps should take place before laying sod.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Reviews for Sacramento sodding professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Delta Charlie Sod- my goodness, what a pleasure to work with this amazing gentleman. My husband handled most of the communication with him, but I was told that he was highly responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with! He promised to have sod delivered to us by a certain time, and sure enough, we came home to work to find it neat and tidy, just as promised. Now, the quality of this sod was absolutely phenomenal! We decided to lay it ourselves, and our dog was in heaven. He couldn't stop smelling it and rolling on it. I'm pretty sure that heaven has a grassy field with the same quality grass for our furry friends when they cross the rainbow bridge- our dog is absolutely in love. The price of the sod was by far the most affordable for the super soft bluegrass that we wanted. We would definitely do business with Charles, again! :)
Delta Charlie SodDelta Charlie Sod
Shar B.
Greenly Landscape did a great job installing new sod and sprinklers in my front yard. The team worked hard and accomplished the project in just one day!
Greenly LandscapingGreenly Landscaping
Phedre J.
E was very professional. The sod and mulch are of high quality. Max and his team worked quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Maximum for any landscaping and I will definitely be referring him to my friends and family. Good job
Maximum Lawn and Tree ServicesMaximum Lawn and Tree Services
Bill F.
I can't say enough nice things about their work, rates and timeliness. They cleared out the back yard and rototilled it, leveled it and put in new sod in a day and a half. Worked their tails off and the end result is superior. They did everything they said they would do and more. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO HIRE THESE PEOPLE...
Rodriguez GardeningRodriguez Gardening
Jennifer P.
Came out to take a look and started right away. I only had a vague idea of what to do. I have a small space and a small budget. I just wanted it to look nice, nothing fancy. Installed DG, new sod, ripped out old plants, built me a new planter. Mr. Rodriguez listened to me and kept in touch throughout the project. Started on a Sunday and finished on a Tuesday. I will use Rodriguez Gardening in the future and recommend to my friends.
Rodriguez GardeningRodriguez Gardening
Amy F.
I can't say enough great things about working with Delta Charlie Sod. The process was so easy and straightforward the entire time. Charlie and his crew were extremely flexible on time (I had to delay the start date a week due to my travel schedule), were able to finish the project in less than a week, and it turned out much better than my wife or I expected. Charlie and his brother even came out Saturday morning to pick up equipment, but also took time to explain the proper care instructions for our new lawn. I'd highly recommend working with Charlie and his company, the prices were extremely reasonable, their work was fast and high quality, and they were extremely communicative.
Delta Charlie SodDelta Charlie Sod
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