View Full Version : sod and sprinkler system

04-13-2007, 11:16 AM
I've been laying sod for the past several years, however I have never laid it when a sprinkler system was involved. my question is, do i need to just cut holes around the sprinkler heads, or will i need to raise all of the heads?? please help
thank you

04-13-2007, 11:46 AM
most often you can just cut them out, be sure to cut enough out or they can grab the sod when they pop, or spray under it.

04-13-2007, 12:31 PM
If the irrigation installer knew that sod was going to be laid (as opposed to grass seeded), he should have left the heads sticking up a tiny bit so that they would be at the right height once the sod went down.

Just cut around the heads and you should be fine.

04-13-2007, 12:56 PM
hopefully they're all flagged so you dont miss any. But I would still turn them on first to double check that they are all flagged.

it's pretty annoying having to go back to cut around a sprinkler head because the sod guy missed a couple heads and now they are buried.

dont forget about the valve boxes.