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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 Arlington sodding professionals
Page S.
Jorge did a great job installing sod in front of our house. He was also great to work with--highly recommended!
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Sara K.
They did a great job, sod, mulch, and pebbles with stepping stones. They finished in one day and did what they said they would do for the price I was quoted.
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Aaron A.
He is a wonderful man. He came and sodded half our yard but placed about 5 pieces of dead sod. He said it would turn green with water and was will to replace them but agreed to trust him. I emailed him it was still dead but were willing to wait another week. Then I let him know it needs to be replaced. He never returned my calls, text or emails at that point. I thought based on all the reviews he was one to trust, but was apparently wrong.
Thumbtack Customer
Makimanta did a superb job installing sod on my newly bulldozed backyard. Preparation of the ground is all-important and they did an excellent job pulverizing chunks of dirt and removing rocks and roots. Then they spread a layer of rich, dark topsoil before laying down the fresh sod. Finally, they watered the new grass thoroughly to give it the best chance of thriving. Excellent attention to detail! They truly deserve my 5-star rating! I'm hiring them for more jobs. It was a real pleasure working with Israel.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Deb C.
We had new sod laid. They were quick and Guillermo was very knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy. He gave us the options we had and his opinon on what he would do and why. Our house looks so much better!
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
P&P did an awesome job in our backyard. They tilled up old grass, put down top soil, and rolled out sod. They worked hard and were very professional! We are now hiring them to maintain our lawn as well. Highly recommend them!
P&P Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc.P&P Landscaping and Lawn Care, Inc.
Shine T.
Patrick did an amazing job with my re-sodding project. He tore up all of the old grass, installed a clay base and then resodded everything. It has now been 2 months since the install and the lawn is growing amazingly well and is full and lush and amazingly green! The job took about two weeks and Patrick kept me up to date on everything. He was professional, timely and did a great job. I will definitely use him again for any of my future landscaping jobs.
Just Aeration and MowingJust Aeration and Mowing
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