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sod and sprinkler system

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JLong, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. JLong

    JLong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    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
  2. TFmike

    TFmike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    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.
  3. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    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.
  4. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    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.

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