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Find a sodding professional near Saint Petersburg, FL

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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.

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.  

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.

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.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

Reviews for Saint Petersburg sodding professionals
Mee A.
They got my backyard sod laid the next day and it looks great! Super fast and did a great job.
JRJ Landscaping Company, LLCJRJ Landscaping Company, LLC
Steven M.
I needed sod to be placed. They responded quickly, scheduled me within a week, and did a great job with the installation.
Norton Landscape LLCNorton Landscape LLC
Garrett S.
Was in a pinch, Marshall was very responsive and acknowledged the urgency of my need. His team did an awesome job handling my front yard sod project and in the coming months when we decide to also get the back yard finished, he'll be my first contact! thanks again!
Perfect MOs Landscaping LLCPerfect MOs Landscaping LLC
Kent N.
Alain responded within a couple hours of my inquiry. He was out the next day to review the job and give me a quote. He made some recommendations which we took regarding which types of sod to use in a low light side yard and a high traffic backyard. He kept me up on the install timing and his crew did a nice and efficient job. Highly recommended!
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Imogene S.
Jimmy's Landscaping Service did a fantastic job on my lawn preparing it for sod installation. I would most certainly use them again and will be referring their services to others. Many thanks to Jimmy's Landscaping Services. Hi Jimmy and Michelle - hope all is well. Just wanted to add photos of my lawn after you all turned the ground for me. Again thank you for a job well done.
Jimmy's Landscaping ServicesJimmy's Landscaping Services
Mark K.
General Sod gets high marks on all points. They were quick to respond to our quote request. They had the lowest price. They did the job, from start to finish in 3 days, including taking out some small trees and recommending someone to grind the stumps, who was here and finished that piece of the job within a couple of hours. All good stuff. I don’t know what I’d complain about, even if I wanted to complain. Top notch.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Drew M.
I needed to haul away mulch and install sod in my back yard. Ely came out the next morning, offered a fair price and got right to work. He also ran sprinklers to areas the existing system didn't reach. I couldn't believe he was able to complete everything the same day and the results were fantastic! Ely and his crew were very professional, hard working and did an excellent job communicating with me. I'd definitely recommend EDA to anyone!
EDA LAWN Services, LLCEDA LAWN Services, LLC
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