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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 Alexandria sodding professionals
Andrew R.
Jorge and his team did an excellent job. Sod looks great!
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Rob K.
Excellent experience. Had new lawn sod installed. The sod was laid very quickly, and well done. They cut and fit it around my newly installed stepping stones. They were very responsive on this Ap. Overall excellent experience. Highly recommended.
AP Lawn and Landscaping LLCAP Lawn and Landscaping LLC
Lisa c.
Israel and his crew came out and installed sod in the backyard of our townhouse. They did a meticulous job and it looks beautiful.
Israel HernandezIsrael Hernandez
Thumbtack Customer
Kenny and team removed a tree and shrubbery along our property line before grading and sodding the yard. They did an excellent job at a very competitive price.
Smoot's lawn and treeSmoot's lawn and tree
Christopher G.
The crew was very accommodating to our schedule and got the sod installed quickly. The process was painless. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quick lawn overhaul.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Meaza D.
They put the Sod on top of an existing weed and grass. They promised to take out the existing weed/grass and dead tree root before adding soil and sod...they took out a small piece of the visible root and called it a day. I would never hire them as they are not even willing to listen when I told them they should take out the weed... Yo make things worse, the next day, I noticed that they did not add the sod properly on one side of the tiny lawn and called them to see if they can correct it since it is a minor mistake, the guy pretended I called the wrong number and hung up! What a horrible service, poor quality and product.
AP Lawn and Landscaping LLCAP Lawn and Landscaping LLC
James B.
Don’s sod installation was excellent. Looks great, tons of compliments from my neighbors. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him in the future. And he charged hundreds less than other quotes. Highly recommended.
Johnson Lawn Land and Trees, LLLCJohnson Lawn Land and Trees, LLLC
Stephanie W.
Jorge did a fantastic job with our sod installation. We was punctual, gave a good price, and did a great job with the quality of installation. He even raised up my patio stones free of charge. Thanks again!
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Tim P.
I hired Hernandez Company LLC to install approx. 2600 sq ft of sod. Francisco came out promptly for a quote and gave me an extremely good estimate. The time between the quote and the installation was very quick. The employees that did the job were very professional and did a wonderful job. I definitely recommend Hernandez Company if you have landscaping needs.
Hernandez Company LLCHernandez Company LLC
Jeffrey O.
Kenny and Matt provided service as advertised. They were prompt, finished the job in less time than we thought, and patiently explained how to care for the new sod laid in the backyard. They promised to follow up, offered advice on yard care for the future and we're going to have them return to trim trees and give the front yard some attention. Overall very satisfied and, we think, have become regular customers. Thanks guys!
Smoot's lawn and treeSmoot's lawn and tree
Lisa C.
We hired Jorge and crew to do a sod installation in our small backyard. The job was completed quickly (only a week between estimate and installation), professionally and with excellent regard to detail. Jorge was honest about what would and would not work in our space due to shade area and adjusted the plan to fit that. Our house presented some logistical difficulties( our backyard can only be accessed through our house) and the crew handled that easily and with a smile. I will definitely be using the company in the future
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Dianna D.
The P&P team did a great job converting our small yard into a more usable space for our family. We moved into a house with space, but not the grass really wanted. Petros and Athan came to do an estimate and made suggestions as to what we look and function best in our yard and were very helpful and knowledgeable. We ended up having them remove the existing patio stones and a flower bed and installing sod and paver stone. The yard looks wonderful and I was very impressed at how quickly and cleanly the project was done. My only complaint was that they were somewhat difficult to reach when trying to schedule a time to do the work, and I assume because of the weather and/or how busy they are, it took over a month to finally get it scheduled. Overall, it was worth it, and I definitely recommend them for any landscaping needs.
P&P Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc.P&P Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc.
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