Sod and Turf Installation Clovis CA
Installation of New Sod for a Clean Start
Sometimes, a yard may require all new grass and a new plan for the care of the lawn. When a lawn needs to be established quickly or when the lawn has bare spots or other issues and it’s not a good time to plant seeds, a fresh Sod installation is likely the best option.
Preparation is key for installing new sod in a yard. A soil test should be done to determine if any nutrients need to be added to the soil before the sod is installed. Any existing grass will need to be removed, as well as any weeds in the area where the sod will be installed. Then, it’s best to add organic material to the soil and ensure the top layer of soil is loose. The soil should then be carefully raked to create a level surface for the sod to go on.
Once the soil is prepared, the sod can be rolled out onto the soil. It is important to avoid stepping on the grass during the installation and to rake any footprints in the soil, as stepping on the soil compacts it, which means it’s more difficult for the grass roots to grow. During the installation, work on one row at a time and create tight seems to make sure there isn’t any soil that can be seen between the pieces.
The sod will then need to be watered thoroughly so it can take root and grow properly. It should be watered daily for the first week, then the watering schedule should taper off to encourage deeper roots to grow. The lawn should not be walked on until the roots have taken hold and it should not be mowed until the grass is at least three inches tall.
It is possible to have the best lawn on the block, but it does require hard work. If you’d like help keeping the yard in good shape, professional lawn care services are a fantastic way to get a great-looking yard without doing all the work yourself.