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When most people dream about their backyard landscape, they dream of having a lush, beautiful lawn around their home, without any bare spots or weeds. It takes a lot of work to get this, however. One way that many people often assume they can have that dream is to replace their lawn with new sod, but that doesn’t guarantee that your lawn will always be weed-free or that it won’t develop bald spots. Having a great yard still takes work, even if your new lawn is being delivered on a truck as sod rolls or pallets of sod. The work starts before the sod has even been delivered. Read on for some steps you need to take to prepare for your sod delivery so you get the best, longest-lasting lawn possible.

Kill The Old Lawn

This step is easy to forget, but it is essential. If you don’t completely kill the old grass, it will eventually grow up through your new sod. Give yourself time to spray the old turf a few times. Killing off the grass may take a few weeks and multiple herbicide applications, so don’t rush that part. This is also an excellent way to prevent weeds since the spray should work on them.

Prepare The Ground

It is essential to make sure that your ground is ready when the sod delivery comes. The longer the sod has to sit around, the worse it will be. Try to get all sod down on the same day it is delivered so there is less time to dry out. This means that you need to do the work of leveling the area, removing any of the bumps and imperfections beforehand, and adding topsoil if needed. Wetting everything down while you wait for the delivery is also good.

Ready Your Irrigation System

Additionally, ensure your irrigation system is ready to go before your sod delivery. The new sod will need a lot of water in the first few weeks that it is down, so make sure the system is running correctly. It would be best if you also used this time to flag all of the sprinkler heads.

Have The Correct Tools

Nevertheless, having the right tools makes the difference on any home improvement project, and your sod is no different. You will need to cut the sod to fit into the unique angles of your lawn, so a sod cutter is a must. You will also need pitchforks, rakes, and a dumpster or wheelbarrow. These will help you move the sod around and eliminate the leftover bits from cutting.

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