3 Professional Tips for Home Sod Installation

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3 Professional Tips for Home Sod Installation

A beautiful lawn in a few simple steps.

Are you a homeowner who deeply values your living space? Do you love to come home to a beautiful yard and healthy greenery? Do you own a golf course and want it to look inviting to guests? If any of this sounds like you, then this is the place for you!

Let’s take a look at three foolproof ways you can get the most out of your sod installation.

Tip #1 Measure the Area

Accurate measurements are critical when preparing to lay sod. You’ll want to multiply the length times the width to get the exact size where you want to lay your sod. Make sure to add 5% to the total measurement for irregular shapes to ensure complete coverage.

Tip #2 Clear Debris

Pick up any items that might get in the way of laying the sod, such as rocks, stones, pinecones, or planting pots. The “rule of thumb” is if it’s greater than two inches in diameter, clear it from the yard.

Tip #3 Soil Aeration/Water Retention

Use a tiller or shovel to break up 2-3 inches of organic matter in order to make the ground more receptive to your new sod. The loosened soil allows for easier root penetration.

If you’ve attempted the difficult task of laying sod with do-it-yourself methods. Or if you want to do away with the guesswork and labor, let the pros at Modern Turf come to your aid. Our team is here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect option for your landscaping needs.

Our mission is to bring you the highest quality turf and installation, spearheaded by several former golf course superintendents.

We know turf. Contact us today to pave the way for a future full of green goodness!


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