Is It Ok To Lay Sod Over or Next to Existing Grass?

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Everyone loves a quick fix, right? Particularly when it comes down to back-breaking, dirty work like laying sod.
We can feel you thinking about how to lay your new soil. You’ll be finished in time for a steak dinner and nine holes of golf.

Perhaps you can lay new sod on top of the existing grass. Maybe you don’t have to lay a new lawn. You could just make a few patches and then lay sod next the existing grass.

Is it Possible to Lay Sod Over Existing Grass?

No. This might seem like a pretty sweet shortcut, but it could kill your new sod if the grass can’t make contact with dirt.

To get the best out of the soil and the nutrients it contains, your new sod must establish roots. It will grow faster and be healthier if it does.

The grass layer that is left underneath your new sod will prevent it from growing and increase the likelihood of the lawn dying from lack of nutrients or moisture.

Also, sod should not be installed over existing grass. The soil base should be at the same level as other surfaces, such as sidewalks or driveways.

The bottom line is that if you want healthy roots, it is important to remove your lawn before you lay new sod.

Is It Ok To Lay Sod Next to Existing Grass?

You don’t necessarily need a new lawn. However, you may have some areas that are damaged or dead.

To replace the damaged spots, you can sod near existing grass. It takes careful planning.

1. Take measurements of the area in need of replacement.

2. You should buy about a third of the amount. Make sure you get the same type of grass.

3. Take out the dead grass. Cut around the dead grass in a square. You should leave a two-inch border between the dead area and the healthy grass.

4. You should loosen up the soil around your patch. The soil should be loose and compacted so roots can grow quickly into the soil.

5. If necessary, remove soil and leave enough space for your new lawn to be in line with existing grass. Important: Make sure your new sod is flush with the existing grass.

6. 6.Cut the sod to fit in the new area.

7. Water the sod well and allow it to remain moist for at most two weeks.

Does that sound like a hassle to you? It’s not. It’s not easy to make a steak dinner or go on a golf outing if you don’t know what the future holds. You don’t have to do it all yourself.

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