Question by  nethrasen (25)

What is the best way to prepare soil to receive sod?


Answer by  Marcus8 (84)

I would recommend you go to your local garden shop and first find out what kind of sod is going to work best for your lawn. Once you find that out you can get instructions for the best way to prepare your soil and lay your sod from the salesperson.


Answer by  GrandmereC (145)

What area of the country do you live in and what kind of soil do you have. In the south lawns are primarily sand so all we really have to do is aerate the area, lay the sod and water the grass daily for a few weeks. Voila! Nice lawn!

Reply by BigMomma2 (132):
didn't ya have to check for weeds or anything? i think i would do that.. or at least apply a weed application a few weeks before putting the sod down  add a comment

Answer by  NateB (571)

The most important thing is to make sure that the soil isn't packed down. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a rototiller. You want to go over the area enough times so that the soil is very fine. Afterwards, use a dirt rake to smooth it. Once the sod is down, water it thoroughly.


Answer by  BlueCollarBri (118)

A few years ago we removed all the pines in back yard and put in centipede sod. All we did was roto-till the area, rake up all the junk and checked for roots from plants that might need to be pulled and rocks. The backyard looks really good now.


Answer by  FedEx (61)

Drainage and grade to assist with drainage must be your priority. To create a grade you can use tools such as a rake. To defeat drainage issues you can use a rake or better yet a rototiller. You should rototill the soil, kill existing vegetation, create a grade and, irrigate the soil. After that, you should immediately lay the sod.


Answer by  sher (23)

The best way to prepare soil to receive sod is to use animal manure or organic fertilizer, it is also recommended to keep the soil moist by watering it often.


Answer by  martshtml (300)

You are going to want to add the right amount of fertilizer to the soil and even out the spot, this will add the proper nutrients evenly across the lawn.


Answer by  JasonHadley (245)

The soil needs to be graded loosely with a level layer of top soil. Objects that would impede the growth of the sod such as large roots should be removed.


Answer by  carlo40 (18)

you need to fertilize them to receive sod that the easiest way to receive so that is only my idea

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