Installing sod is a great way to improve the look of your property and increase its value. Not only does sod provide a lush, green surface, but it’s also an effective way to reduce erosion and protect your soil from compaction. In this guide, we will walk you through the installation process so that you can get the most out of your sod lawn.
1. Removal and disposal of old grass and weeds
2. Rototill soil to prepare ground
3. Place fresh high quality topsoil, and level the ground
4. Lay Kentucky Blue Grass sod
5. Compress grass with a Lawn roller to insure roots contact soil
6. Apply sod pins
Removal and disposal of old grass and weeds
Removing old grass and weeds can be a daunting task. It is important to understand the process of removing old sod before starting any project. There are several ways to remove old grass and weeds, but the most common is to use a sod cutter.
A sod cutter is a machine that cuts the sod into small pieces. The small pieces can then be removed by hand or with a rake. Another way to remove old sod is to use a shovel or spade to loosen the dirt and then remove the sod in chunks. This method is less efficient than using a sod cutter, but it can be done if your willing to work hard.
Rototill soil to prepare ground
Rototilling is the process of breaking up and mixing soil with a rotary tiller. This is done to prepare the ground for planting by removing any rocks, weeds, or clumps of soil. The depth of tillage can be adjusted to control the amount of organic matter that is mixed into the soil.
Rototilling is a great way to prepare soil for planting, but it is important to do it correctly. If you don’t rototill deep enough, you will not break up the clumps of soil and your sod will not get the nutrients they need.
Place fresh high quality topsoil, and level the ground
Installing sod is a great way to get a lush, green lawn quickly. But first, the ground needs to be prepared. If the soil is too sandy or rocky, it will be difficult for the sod to take root and grow. In order for sod to thrive, the ground must be prepared by adding fresh topsoil.
Topsoil is a type of soil that is high in organic matter. This means that it contains a lot of plant nutrients that are beneficial for plants. It also has a high water retention capacity, which helps to keep the soil moist.
Install Kentucky bluegrass sod
When you install a new lawn, the most important decision you will make is the type of grass you choose. There are many types of grass to choose from, but Kentucky bluegrass is the most popular type of lawn grass.
There are many reasons why homeowners choose to install a Kentucky bluegrass lawn. One of the main reasons is that it is a cool-season grass. This means that it will stay green all year long, even during the winter months. Kentucky bluegrass also requires less watering and maintenance than other types of grass, and it can be used in both sun and shade.
Compress grass with a Lawn roller to insure roots contact soil
When you compress the grass with a lawn roller, it not only helps the soil contact the roots of the grass, but it also helps to firm the soil so that it can better support the weight of people and equipment. Additionally, it helps to remove air pockets from the soil, which can stunt the growth of your grass.
Apply sod pins
Sod pins are an easy and effective way to keep sod from moving. Sod pins are metal stakes that are hammered into the ground every few feet around the perimeter of the sod. The sod will be held in place by the weight of the soil and the sod pins.Sod pins are an easy and effective way to keep sod from moving. Sod pins are metal stakes that are hammered into the ground every few feet around the perimeter of the sod. The sod will be held in place by the weight of the soil and the sod pins.
Sod installation may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of a professional landscaping company, it can be a breeze. At Pristine Landscaping, we take care of everything from start to finish, from the hard work of installation, to the disposal of grass debris, we have experience and the necessary equipment. And we service the entire GTA! Contact us today at 416-951-6339 or visit our website www.Pristine-landscaping.ca to learn more.