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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to sod your yard?

If you plan on sodding your yard, expect to pay between $250 and $1,250. You can get a better idea of your own cost by requesting free estimates from sodding professionals near you and calculating the square footage of your yard. Other factors will also affect your cost, including delivery prices, any prep work that needs to be done and additional labor costs.

Read our cost guide, “How much does sod installation cost?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a landscaper or lawn care professional when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a landscaper or lawn care professional, you can take safety precautions on the worksite by not making any physical contact, keeping at least 6 feet between you and the pro(s) at all times and using digital payment platforms instead of cash or check.

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.

Reviews for Washington sodding professionals
James S.
Excellent communication and pricing for high quality sod installation. Also communicative and helpful for sod maintenance and is still helping to ensure that sod takes to our soil in the backyard. Thank you so much L&D team!!
L&D Lawn Care LLCL&D Lawn Care LLC
John L.
Installed 5000 sq ft of sod on short notice
klawnandgardenklawnandgarden
Thumbtack Customer
Ismael did and amazing job installing the sod in a very short time!
Aventura Tree ServicesAventura Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Sodding and mulching. Very responsive and efficient at a fair price. Would definitely recommend.
GOLD COAST ,LLCGOLD COAST ,LLC
Reid S.
Great work on a small sod installation. Prepped the soil and worked quickly and efficiently.
Ultimate Landscaping & Tree RemovalUltimate Landscaping & Tree Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Terrific. Guiyas Landscaping did a GREAT job with the sod installation. I couldn't be happier.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Jesse B.
Wanted sod in a portion of our backyard. Put out the call and Brandon answered promptly with a fair estimate. Within a week Lawn Scats completed the job and answered all my questions concerning care for our sod. Very professional and a great guy to work with.
Lawn ScatsLawn Scats
Michael B.
Israel did a great job for us. He did sod and mulch and everything looks great.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
Lynda W.
Ed and his team did an excellent job installing sod in our front yard and 1/2 of the back yard, as requested. Ed is skilled, polite and easy to work with. We purchased the sod from Central Sod Farms and they delivered. Ed means "no days off" as he is a hard worker and even helped to keep the lawn watered during our vacation! All the pros, except SML, provided reasonable estimates. Ed was in the middle range. Would definitely hire No Days Off again!!
NODAYSOFF Contracting LLCNODAYSOFF Contracting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The sod is not guaranteed and a lot of it turned brown even though I watered the grass constantly. They did not pull the weeds front the surrounding area which made the job look unfinished. I wish I could post pics. If you do use them, obtain a contract of the areas that the sod will be placed.
GOLD COAST ,LLCGOLD COAST ,LLC
Dan T.
Khamis and team did a great job on my sod. He was responsive via text and was very attentive to the quality of his work.
klawnandgardenklawnandgarden
Beverly A.
I am very pleased with Israel and his employee. They both did an excellent job removing damaged sod, abating grubs and installing new sod in the front and back yard of my home and they was very professional. He gave me an awesome deal for his outstanding service. I will definitely refer Israel to my neighbors, family and friends.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, responsive and reliable. And great price. Sod has been in for two days now, and looks good. Very positive experience thus far.
GOLD COAST ,LLCGOLD COAST ,LLC
Sarah S.
Hernandez did a great job laying sod on my garden, fixing my patio, and planting. I recommend the details of your engagement is clearly defined and in writing.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did a sod installation job for my small DC rowhouse yard. His price was much more reasonable than other offers, and the lawn looks great.
Steve's Lawn Care & Bulk Trash RemovalSteve's Lawn Care & Bulk Trash Removal
Brittany J.
We hired S Pacific Garden to install sod in our backyard. They were very responsive throughout the whole process, showed up on time and did a beautiful job.
S. Pacific Garden MakersS. Pacific Garden Makers
Josh K.
The communication was excellent from start to finish. My sod install was phenomenal. My yard looks amazing and turned out better than I imagined. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
G R G LandscapingG R G Landscaping
MICAH S.
Francisco and his team did a great job installing sod in my little backyard! He gave me an estimate on Thurs and the project was completed just two days later. Very responsive and fairly priced!
Wonder YardWonder Yard
Laura P.
Leon is A+! We needed sod and he was out here a day later and had it installed quickly and perfectly for a great price. He is professional, friendly, and does great work. We will definitely hire him again.
Envision Lawn & LandscapeEnvision Lawn & Landscape
Scott S.
Great work! Thank you so much. Israel and his team were awesome. They put in fresh sod for my front lawn. Very competitive bid, excellent work and communication. Will definitely be using Makimanta going forward.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Ben P.
Amazing job by Israel and his team! They were at my property 1 day after meeting to give a quote and had the entire yard sodded just a few days later. Have already recommended their services to all the neighbors.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
Kim P.
Mr. Solo did a wonderful job on installing the sod and cleaning and adding mulch in my yard. The work quality was exceptional and he was very professional in explaining and giving instructions to me on how to care for my lawn. His price was also reasonable.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ismael and his team did a great job on outer lawn. He was very thorough with following up with me and even sent pictures of the sod installation as the job progressed which was helpful as I was not able to be home when he did the job.
Aventura Tree ServicesAventura Tree Services
Benjamin B.
A pleasure working with this crew! Response time was very fast and we had to work around the weather, but he was very accommodating to my schedule. I'm very pleased with my new sod and plan to work with Klawn in the future. Lowest price to boot!
klawnandgardenklawnandgarden
Catherine T.
Nice people and very responsive. The mulch job was good but the sod installation was poor. Our grass died soon after. Israel kindly replaced it without charge but it still wouldn’t keep. He provided complimentary flowers too, which was also appreciated.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
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