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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 Tampa sodding professionals
Lauren J.
Excellent service and quality product! General Sod installed sod at 2 of my properties and I'm very happy with all our new beautiful sod!
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
German v.
General sod gave me the best price .
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Garrett B.
Allain and his team did a great job grading and laying new St Augustine sod. I would use General Sod again and will refer them to friends.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Christian H.
they did a great job with the sod for our backyard
Evaristos Property Service LlcEvaristos Property Service Llc
Bobby b.
General Sod did an amazing job with my lawn. I got a brand new yard and it was very easy thanks to General Sod. Very professional. I highly recommend.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Ryan S.
Trey was very punctual, friendly and gave a very professional quote and bid. We hired Trey and he arrived on time and worked hard to complete the job. The flower bed and black mulch came out stunning! The sod was laid out nicely. Only thing I think he could improve on is the sod selection because the sod he put down was a little brownish.
Precision Lawn MaintenancePrecision Lawn Maintenance
Cesar Q.
Excellent provider overall 1. Communication. Very responsive and actually first contractor that arrived when they said they would be. 2. Work quality. They were extremely careful not to damage the sprinkler’s lines or heads while removing the old sod. 3. Sod quality. 4. Full explanation on how to treat the new sod and they even setup the sprinklers themselves Yes, we do recommend them and we would use them again in the future.
BTB Sod & LandscapeBTB Sod & Landscape
Murali K.
Happy with the work Fernando has done. I had sprinkler irrigation system installed along with the new Sod. Fernando removed all old grass, installed new sprinkler system and then put new sod. Made sure it works properly. Very reasonable price.
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic! Thanks Joe for a job well done. All Star Sod is fast, courteous, and the work is great.
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Ajit S.
Although there were some recent negative reviews, I choose to hire him based on past reviews for SOD, Mulch and weeding around 1400 sq.ft. He is prompt and responsive . Reason for 3 star is in middle of project , due to wet soil he hesitate to finish work. As a sod professional he should know that Summertime Florida is always wet. I have to give him extra money to move forward with Job. He didn't bring enough mulch (got plenty of SOD) and promised to finish it in a week. its been 10 or so days I am still waiting for his response . His sod replacement job is very good.
Perfect MOs Landscaping LLCPerfect MOs Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and the All Star Sid crew did a great job. Within minuted of contact via a thumbtack search Joe responded. And within minutes of that we were speaking in the phone. He came out 2 days later for an estimate and 2 business days later they performed the work. They removed old sod and out new sod in quickly and accurately. Joe walked me through proper watering and touched base afterwards to make sure all was going as expected. It's been 4 weeks now and the new sod just got its first mow and looks wonderful. I reccomenf Joe and All Star to anyone looking for sod and sprinkler work.
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Joe had very good communication. He came out quickly and measured everything. His prices were very competitive. His crew came out and placed the sod in a professional mananer and everything was done well. I highly recommend his company to anyone considering landscaping or sod replacement.
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Charles S.
Work was done on time and they have went above and beyond edging my grass after installing my new sod
Seraphin Lawn Care LLCSeraphin Lawn Care LLC
Linda B.
They did an awesome job on my back garden. Needed new sod for my shady back area surrounded by oak trees
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Salvatore I.
Marshall came out at a reasonable time . Removed the old sod in a timely manner . Great communication prior to the job. Thanks again Mo
Perfect MOs Landscaping LLCPerfect MOs Landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Installed sod in our backyard. The team was great! They went above and beyond. My backyard went from looking like a trainwreck to an oasis.
Everything OutdoorsEverything Outdoors
Thumbtack Customer
The sod has not been installed yet but Joe came out to the house and was very enjoyable to deal with. Gave us a lot of great information and helped us make our decision on what kind of grass to install. He has been very communicative and keeping us updated on when the sod will come and the setbacks due to rain. Can't wait to see the job when it's finished!
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Sarah K.
My experience getting my sod replaced and some landscape work started out wonderfully but became a 7 month project that hasn’t been completed (though completely paid for). I get a text about once a month that says “it’ll be done next week.” Overall, the team that came out was fine but we had about 20% of our sod die after installation (we suspect one pallet had fungus). We arranged for this to be replaced because it was under warranty and though politely asking about a dozen times for an update, we keep getting the “next week” response. We started this project in July. Replacing the sod and doing some landscape work took until September. At that time we were told the dead sod would be replaced within the week and I promised a 5 star review when that was complete. So. 2 starts seems fair.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
All Stare Sod did to great job and were very helpful. The entire crew was professional and made landscape recommendations that made the finished product better than my expectation. Michel Embry
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Megan l.
Alain and his team exceeded my expectations. I was truly blown away by his responsiveness, and the quality of the team’s work. I got three different quotes for sod installation, and his was the most affordable.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Leonard did a great job on my front yard! His guys worked hard all day and really did a wonderful job. I would recommend him to anyone considering getting new sod.
Florida Tree and Sod * HaulingFlorida Tree and Sod * Hauling
Oscar M.
Trey was very professional, he kept me informed and came when he said he would. The sod he laid down was very good quality. I would use Precision Lawn Maintenance again.
Precision Lawn MaintenancePrecision Lawn Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Our grass is absolutely beautiful! Joe and his team were so friendly, arrived on time and worked super hard! We were very pleased with the whole experience and definitely recommend them if you need any sod services.
All Star Sod and LandscapingAll Star Sod and Landscaping
Polly H.
Leonard was on top of communication and he was one of two contractors (out of 5 that I had reached out for sod) to return my phone call. He gave me an honest estimate and installed a couple days later. He takes check or cash only. He recommended St Augustine and I am glad he did. Sod was installed to my liking and I followed his instructions. Very few pieces stayed brown (I had some irrigation troubles earlier with some blind spots but the brown pieces I'm referring to were not in the blind spots, see pic) however I increased watering time and I don't believe the sod is fully dead but there is barely any green popping up whereas the other pieces that I began watering heavily began to fill in nicely after the fix. Reason for 4 stars is I noticed a lot of weeds that I have not seen in my yard before. There is also this thinner, taller type "grass" that pops up here and there but I have not sprayed weed killer yet (only insecticide). Otherwise, sod is thriving and the patches under my tree are the fullest (also noticed that is where most of the weeds are). Attaching pics. My neighbors are very impressed and I have also recommended him to my co workers as they are in the process of buying a home also. Thanks again for fitting me into the busy schedule.
Florida Tree and Sod * HaulingFlorida Tree and Sod * Hauling
Stephanie T.
We had gotten estimates from no less then 5 companies to redo our front and side lawn and not only did General Sod give a fair estimate but they were a great to work with as far as schedule and communication. They were very helpful and understanding when in the middle of our project we requested that an irrigation company come and review or sprinklers (since they were exposed at the time which would make it easier). They sent someone out that day and we were able to again negotiate a fair price for the movement of some of the pipes. Sod looks great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking.
General sod and landscapingGeneral sod and landscaping
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