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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 Miami sodding professionals
Randy B.
Did a fantastic job of prep work and sod installation. Highly recommend this company.
Gold Medal LandscapingGold Medal Landscaping
John H.
Eric & his small crew did a nice job removing old grass and weeds, leveling with fill and laying down new sod in our backyard.
UH Property CareUH Property Care
Donna G.
Sent him pictures. Told him he could come anytime to see area needing sod. Said $300. When I offered him job he said $450. Be careful. Not reputable.
Earthwork landscape of South FloridaEarthwork landscape of South Florida
Gaston A.
Carlos arrived on time for our site estimate and gave a great price. I was able to schedule him to install my sod, grind a stump and remove some bushes. He did a great job in the rain and made sure to clean up after. Will use again!
Melkris Landscaping Svces. Corp.Melkris Landscaping Svces. Corp.
Jikang Z.
Robert is very professional and punctual. He installed the sod very nicely on my yard. He also provided some add-on service without charge, e.g. he checked my sprinkler system and explained the problem to me very patiently. Overall, it is an excellent experience working with him.
Gold Medal LandscapingGold Medal Landscaping
Shain R.
Fields team did a great job installing sod on our lawn. They worked quickly and it was a quality installation - in spite of pretty bad weather conditions. Lacassie also did an excellent job answering questions and making sure we were happy when the job was complete. I will hire them again and recommend them for any lawn related service.
Fields Landscape & Tree ServicesFields Landscape & Tree Services
Jorge S.
Contacted Nyce for a quote on sod installation for my front yard as all my grass was dead. What an amazing experience from start to finish working with Nyce. From my first meeting to discuss what was needed to be done till the end it was a great experience. The crew arrived early and worked hard all day long to get the work done. The crew was amazing friendly and knowledgeable of their work. They also took the time to make sure they cleaned everything up. I was very impressed by their work and look forward to doing more business with Nyce as they offer so much to make your home look beautiful outside. Thanks once again Nyce for the hard work you put into making my home look beautiful again.
Nyce Lawn ServicesNyce Lawn Services
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