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Affordable SOD

Nov 9

It's time for you to start again if your lawn is in trouble and full of weeds. There are two options: reseed your lawn or lay down sod. Although seeding is cheaper and takes less effort, it will take longer to achieve the beautiful green lawn you desire.

What is sod?

You can have affordable sod on your lawn by choosing a farm that farms it the same day it arrives. If you don't do it correctly, sod laying can be time-consuming and tedious. Laying sod within 24 hours of harvesting is possible by competent people who are knowledgeable about what they're doing. As long as no other vegetation has been killed, there should be no problems with survivability.

How to install sod:

Take out the Old Grass

Before you can lay sod, remove any grass or soil. For your yard to thrive, it will need at least an inch of ground. You can rent a sod cutter, which is essentially two rectangular frames with sharp blades at one end. The sod cutter cuts through the root system, leaving behind dirt at the cutting point. This is similar to how rolls are delivered from farmhouses.

Prepare the Soil

A successful sod installation phoenix requires soil preparation. A garden rake, also known as a bow-rake, can be used to level out the soil and to break down any large pieces of dirt. This will make it easier for new roots to reach. To help them bond with their native plants quickly and easily, add layers of lawn soil to the top. They should not be laid over existing grasses as this could cause them to die!

Place the sod

Before you lay sod, make sure to first wet the soil using a sprinkler or hose. Next, rake any footprints from your previous patch of laid sod and then roll it against the longest edge that is not surrounded by concrete or landscaping. You can then remove any footprints from the next piece. Next, roll another roll onto these pieces until you brick-wall pattern them all together, making sure there are no gaps between them.

Trim Your Edges

You are almost done with the lying rolls of sod. However, you may find that some edges are not even. Don't worry! Don't worry! Simply fold the excess grass back and use a sharp blade to cut it down. You should cut the soil from the grassy edges to the soil, ensuring that you smoothen any spaces.

Remember to drink water

For two to six weeks, water the newly laid sod twice daily. Next, take a corner of the grass and test if it is moist, but not muddy. Continue watering until the grass bonds with the native soil below it. It is also necessary to fertilize it.