any tips for first time sodder?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassmasterswilson, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am going to sod my front yard with zoysia on weds. I have tilled it up and we will do the final grading/raking in the morning. I will also be putting down a little fertilizer. Any tips on starting spot? anything else? any quick tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya dont do it...lol

    hydro seed-
     
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    why would you hydro seed with zoysia. the seed take forever to germinate and is slow to establish.
     
  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is this a landscaping forum or a comedy forum? I hope not a comedy one cause you guys sure have bad jokes.
     
  6. cgll1135

    cgll1135 LawnSite Member
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    Are you plugging or laying sod? If you are using sod don't hold the piece by the ends. Don't stretch it because that will cause shrikage once it's laid and you'll have big gaps between pieces. Your pattern should look like bricks on the side of a house. Does this help out at all?
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have never seen zoysia sod. What does it cost a sq ft?
     
  8. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    0.30/sqft plus delivery, fuel surcharge, pallet deposit.

    we got it laid down today and now is just a matter of throwing the water too it. It wasn't that bad but could have used a couple of more guys. My back is feeling it.
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    The quicker you get water on it, the better.
     

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