Lawn Sod Preparation & Installation

Learn about area measurements, ground preparation, and lawn sod installation. Discover the techniques including useful tips and tricks.

Turf Installation Guide

Turf Installation Guide

Cultivated turf allows you to enjoy a lawn of instant beauty and maturity without the usual time-consuming hassles of seeding. STEP 1 – Measuring and Ordering With 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. Your […]

Measuring Tips

Measuring Tips

L x W = SQ FT 10 ( L ) x 50 ( W ) = 500 SQ FT L x Avg. W = SQ FT Avg. W = ( 40 + 45 + 40 ) / 3 = 42 50 ( L ) x 42 ( Avg. W ) = 2100 SQ FT ( […]

How YOU Can Botch the Start of a Sodded Lawn

How YOU Can Botch the Start of a Sodded Lawn

To someone who has been professionally involved with turfgrass and sod for more years than he would care to count, I’m still amazed to see how something as simple as sodding a new lawn can get so botched. Sometimes even so-called professional landscapers can create a nightmare rather than a lawn, but most often it’s […]

Hot Weather Installation

Hot Weather Installation

It is summer time, and many lawns are being sodded. The heat and humidity of summer can present some challenges to the rooting of new sod. Here are some helpful hints. 1. Before you get your new sod: water the ground 1-2 days prior to Installation. This will provide valuable water for the sod, and […]

Avoiding New Lawn Failures

Avoiding New Lawn Failures

Hopes are high for a beautiful new lawn after you’ve spent the time, money and energy to plant that seed or lay the sod. But reality doesn’t always deliver on that hope and what was a daydream becomes a nightmare. What goes wrong for many homeowners? According to the Turf Resource Center, (TRC), a suburban […]

Site Preparation Steps

Site Preparation Steps

“The beauty is in the blades, but the ‘action’ is in the roots,” is a good adage to remember when growing grass. Thus, the value of proper site preparation and soil improvement, before any planting takes place, is that it will be easier for the grass roots to penetrate deeply and evenly. Deep roots will […]