Use our specially designed Sod Calculator. Print out our handy Sod Calculator checklist and take it with you outside to measure the area you want to sod. Enter in the information and an estimate will automatically be calculated. You can order online or call us at 800-344-7317. Because sod is a live plant, you will need to speak with us to confirm your delivery date and time.
Rototill, rake and roll. Prepare the site by removing old lawn if necessary then add the correct soil amendments (check with your local nursery about which one you should use in your area). To rototill your soil, you'll need to rent a rototiller from your local tool rental shop (they run about $40 depending on size). It will save you a ton of time and will uniformly till, mix in fertilizer, and aerate the soil in preparation for sod installation. Rake out any rocks, big clumps, weeds and debris to create a smooth surface to about 1 inch below driveways, sidewalks, and patios. Roll the soil lightly with a lawn roller (again, something to rent) to get a uniform surface. Before you sod, make sure the soil is dry. You don't want the soil to compact into mud as it is not a good environment for the roots of the sod to take hold. Now is when you want to inspect your irrigation system.
Inspecting Your Irrigation System:
Water is the lifeblood to turf grass. Adequate watering coverage is essential to any lawn installation. If you are uncertain how to work or manage your sprinkler system, there are many resources online to help you (we found Irrigation Tutorials) or have an irrigation professional set up your system. This critical step will be your insurance of a lasting, good looking lawn and is a vital component of our one-year guarantee.