Sod Planning and Preparation

Sod Planning and Preparation

The First Step of the Process

Measuring Your Landscape
sod preparationWith a tape, measure the area of your planned lawn. Include these measurements on a sketch of the lawn area, with the length, width, and any unusual features. A Lawn Care Coppell employee will be happy to assist you in determining the amount of sod you will need from your sketch.

Soil Preparation
We roto-till or spade the area to a depth of 10 to 15 cm. (4 to 6 in.). Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope away from foundations, etc.
Soil test your lawn and then rake in fertilizer, lime, peat, compost, etc. as recommended to a depth of 7 to 10 cm. (3 to 4 in.). Rake and smooth the soil removing rocks, roots, and large clods. Roll the area lightly with a lawn roller 1/3 full of water. This will firm the soil surface and reveal low areas that need more soil. Keep the grade 2 to 3 cm. (1 in.) below sidewalks or driveway.

Water the prepared area to settle soil and provide a moist base for sod. Moistening to a depth of 15 cm. (6 in.) is recommended for most soils.

The 2nd Step – Turf Installation

Our lawn care prices in Coppell, TX are very affordable but for exact pricing on your lawn please give us a call for a free quote.