Installing sod is a popular way to make a new lawn. This lawn can be a wonderful addition to your home. However, it is best to follow the sod laying instructions.
You can lay sod any time you like, but it is best to do it in spring and autumn.
How much does sod cost?
One of the most important questions to ask when you are thinking about installing sod is “How much does sod cost?”
It all depends on the grass used, how much it is, but usually costs between 7 to 35 cents per sq. foot (0.1 sq. Installation fees are an additional cost.
Laying sod can be time-consuming and take several hours. A professionally installed lawn will cost between $300 and $1,000.
This contrasts with the cost of seed which is less than 4 cents per sq. foot (0.1 sq. If you have a large area to install sod, it will be more expensive.
It’s important to do it correctly, or at least it should be done by you.
Choose from. Thin sod will root faster, but it will need more frequent watering. Sod should be at least an inch (2.25cm) thick. Choose sod at least one inch (2.25 cm) thick. It should be similar to the soil type.
Most sod varieties can thrive in the sun, but there are some that can be grown in shade. Do your research to find the right type for you.
How to Lay Sod Before you lay the sod, make sure the area is prepared. It may not be suitable to sod. It is possible to amend soil with organic material to improve its quality and rooting success. You will also need about 4-6 inches (10-15cm). Also, loose topsoil is required.
Make sure the area is free of rocks and other debris to ensure drainage. You can put the sod in a shaded place and keep it moist if it isn’t ready for installation immediately.
If the sod is allowed to dry, it will dry quickly. Place the sod strips from edge to edge on the prepared area. However, use staggered joints that look like bricks.
Start at the base of slopes, and then go perpendicular. The soil will absorb the biodegradable staples you used to secure the sod. Once the sod is laid, roll it gently to eliminate air pockets. Water it thoroughly.
To stimulate root growth, you can use a starter fertilizer if desired. This is not necessary. It is better to wait for the sod’s establishment. It usually takes between a few days and a whole month for the sod to become established.