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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Greenfield sodding professionals
Rosemary B.
Hugo and team were very efficient. Also cleaned up after sod was installed.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hugo and his team did a professional job on 2300Sqft sod install and grading. Hugo is very friendly and polite and did the job on time.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Rebecca G.
I hired Hugo and his crew to re-sod my front lawn after I had it excavated due to a plumbing emergency. It was a challenging job to ensure that the excavated area would not sink after being re-sodded. I also hired Hugo to do some general weeding and create some edging in other areas of the yard. They did a great job! This is the company to hire if you want a job done in a timely manner!
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Cullen O.
Highly recommend Hugo and his crew. I was able to quickly schedule appointment and get quote for the project – which was to remove existing lawn in backyard (which was overrun with stubborn weeds), regrade the yard, lay fresh topsoil, and install new sod throughout. Good communication throughout the process, keeping me up to date with rain delays and sod supplier setbacks. Installation crew did a great job including cleanup after the project (hosing-off the driveway, etc). We're very pleased with the end result and looking forward to enjoying our new backyard this summer!
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We expected our front grass to be leveled and replaced with fresh sod. It was a small and fairly simple job. We gave Hugo a chance to come back and fix (level) it but he did not seem like he cared or understood that it wasn't right. He offered to refund money and we still gave him a chance to fix the portion by the road, but it has been weeks and he hasn't contacted us. My husband re-did the entire main grass before it took root by removing the sod, leveling, etc. I can only hope someone else doesn't have the same experience.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hugo and his Landscaping Image LLC team did a fabulous job with our project. We had them replace the existing sod in our front lawn and terrace. The job included several complicated cuts around existing flower beds and landscaped plots. Several things stood out from our experience. (1) He is the only contractor who gave us price estimates per square foot as part of his very first response to our inquiry. Very nice touch. (2) He was the first contractor on Thumbtack to respond - and made arrangements to come to our house the very next day to view the job. (3) He provided meticulous details about how he and his team would do the job - including how the old soil and roots would be removed and fresh topsoil added before the new sod was installed. (4) He said the new Kentucky Bluegrass sod company he now uses for his jobs is free of weeds and pests, which was occasionally a problem with the previous companies he worked with. (5) He and his team started the job the very next day - and completed everything in two days. (6) Throughout the project, Hugo kept in communication with us via text message which was very much appreciated. The quality of the work is excellent and we are very happy with the results. Several of our neighbors stopped by as they were finishing the project, commenting on the beautiful color of the new sod and the quality of the work. Two asked us for the name of the company. The only suggestion we might have for Hugo and his team would be to clean up at the end of each work day. They did this very well on the last day, but things were quite messy at the end of the first day after they left. While this is certainly understandable, it just would have been nice for them to tidy up before leaving each day. Overall, however, this was a 10/10 experience for us. We would highly recommend Hugo and his team to anyone looking for sod replacement services.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Theresa E.
Hugo and his team are amazing! Hugo was very informative and helpful when helping us decide what we wanted to do for our backyard. He gave multiple options to complete our backyard (sod vs seed) as well as multiple payment options. We did this project when the prior week's weather was rainy and there was a chance that the sod wasn't going to be cut and it was then when Hugo went to work to try and find other viable options so that the project could be completed on time. He really pulled through for us and are really impressed with the work. My husband and I would highly recommend Hugo to everyone and we plan on hiring his team again when we are ready to tackle our front yard.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Thumbtack Customer
While Hugo was very busy with other contracts, he was able to grade my lawn and install sod on the time frame that we agreed. The price was very reasonable and Hugo checked in often to make sure that I was happy with the progress. More than one neighbor has asked for his number to get similar work done.
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
Jenise E.
2 stars for his crew and price. On a positive note Kyle was initially friendly, he gave the lowest quote, very good price for sod in both the front and back lawns. His crew was professional and pleasant the entire time. Kyle on the other hand was very short, and at times extremely rude. To start, his crew stripped out the existing lawn, first in the front yard then in back. Then laid the sod in back yard only. The back lawn was very nice and done extremely fast! I was amazed, and all was going well. However, the front lawn sat for about 3 weeks thru rain storms and heat waves. Just gross soppy mud everywhere, all over the drive way. All sorts of flies, mosquitos and critters were making themselves at home and feasting on us as we ran by, it was a daily obstacle course with two kids to get in and out of our cars and to the house for 3 weeks, which was not a big deal for me - As long as the end result would be a nice lawn. Meanwhile the sod was laying on our cement driveway through all of this from day 1, at this point completely yellowish brown. Via email, he explained he would return to lay the sod before it went bad, which he did. The state and look of the lawn concerned me. There was very little top soil used in the front, the land was very bumpy with lots of grooves an indents which we discussed flattening during our initial meeting. He explained they ran out of topsoil, and assured me they would return to add more under the sod, they just needed to get the sod laid before it rotted, but would have to wait until after the rain- he did about 2 weeks later over a couple applications. By this time the grass looked as if it been thru hell and back!! Sitting in the driveway in the sun for weeks, laid down then ripped back up, nothing like the back yard which was beautiful, with the exception of 2 strips of half rolled out sod. I guess he expected me to cut it? I emailed him pictures of rolls left behind mid roll, which made me think they were still returning -so I asked. His reply- questioning what I wanted him to do, the meaning of the picture, and advised that I can simply cut it, which I did and left it at that. Now, he did leave me with instructions via email to water everyday which we did, sprinklers were going in both yards everyday, with even the grandparents coming by to water, back yard was good but the front yard NEVER looked alive. It honestly looked like dead grass while it was sitting in the driveway before it was ever laid! I was hoping he would show up for a scheduled meeting we made, so I could at least show him how awful it looked, but he never made it. He reassured me with enough watering it would take, and I trusted his knowledge. In the end, the front yard died. This was the summer of 2019, 2020 I’m looking to replace his work. I have multiple patches of no grass whatsoever, and what looks to be clay mixed soil with rocks laid down as top soil they used, and weeds. I did try to address this issue with him via email, he advised I continue to water extensively. I reassured him I never stopped, and questioned why the back looked entirely different from the start, with equal waterings? Just really wanting any advice he could give to help save the lawn. I’m not sure what his problem was or if that questioned offended his livelihood, but he decided to respond with “I’m not going to repeat myself.” All communication was via email, I don’t believe he ever saw the final product and if he did he never let me know he did. His solution, of course in not so many words was water, water, water, and he will not repeat himself if the final product is dead grass. According to another landscaper we are now consulting with, they took much too long to lay the sod, used inappropriate sod type for the amount of shade/lack of sun in the front, and most importantly inadequate amount and quality of top soil used. His dismissive attitude and rude emails didn’t help resolve this matter.
Oak Leaf LandscapeOak Leaf Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Hugo was an extremely pleasant and stress-free experience. For years, in front of my house, I have had huge patches of damaged grass and because of the shade, nothing would grow. Hugo was very knowledgeable and explained to me exactly what was needed to be done and what would work best in my situation. Because of him, my lawn looks awesome! His rates are outstanding and are very reasonable. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to get new sod or seeking any landscaping needs. His friendly and professional demeanor makes working with him a pleasure!
Landscaping Image LLCLandscaping Image LLC
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