Your guide to sod installation

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Planning checklist

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1 month ahead: Select seeds
  • When it comes to choosing a type of lawn, sod is the most common option most homeowners choose.
  • Once you have decided that you want to install sod on your lawn, keep in mind that this delicate task is best left to professionals.
  • Before hiring a pro to install your sod, have your soil tested to know if you need to condition your soil first.
  • If soil testing is not included in a pro’s services, have your soil tested at the local agriculture office.
  • While waiting for soil test results, removing any existing grass. Ask if this is included in your pro’s services.
3 weeks ahead: Hire
  • Once the soil testing results have arrived, search for sod installation professionals, especially those who operate close to your location.
  • Once you have narrowed down your choices to a few, give them a call to discuss the installation project.
2 weeks ahead: Interview and plan
  • Make a rough measurement of your lawn if you wish to get a ballpark estimate for the sod installation.
  • Share with the pros the results of the soil tests to help them decide whether to condition your soil first or if they should proceed with the sod installation.
  • Don't forget to ask questions such as if the pro is bonded, if the sod comes with a warranty and if the services come with a guarantee.
  • Have your agreement in writing before you hire the pro. Schedule the installation at the most convenient time for the both of you.

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