sodding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cclllc, Mar 15, 2000.

  1. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello,I have a customer who wants sod laid in some small areas around a building.Can I till up the old grass and soil,rake it down and then lay the sod or do I need to kill everything and start over?They have irrigation on the property.<p>----------<br>www.CustomCutLawnsLLC.com/<br>mowmoney@juno.com
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I were doing the job, I would apply RoundUp to the area to be re-sodded and later prepare the soil for sod.
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    What can you tell us about the site? Do you know why the existing turf needs replacement?
     
  4. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    THANKS FOR THE REPLIES GUYS.IN REGARDS TO THE SITE ITSELF,IT WAS OVERSEEDED AND STRAWED LAST YEAR BUT THE GRASS REALLY NEVER TOOK HOLD.IT WAS WATERED REGULARLY AS THEY HAVE SPRINKERS.I PUT A THIN LAYER OF FRESH TOPSOIL ON TOP OF THE OLD SOIL AND APPLIED SEED AND STRAW.
     
  5. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys and gals,<br> I still need some more input on this.
     
  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The method that you use may be somewhat influenced by your client's timetable----are they in rush to get this finished. If both you and the client have time to use the Round-up method that will yield good results. If the client is in a rush, or you don't want to stretch the job out, then rototill, rake, apply a topdressing of a rich, composted additive (ours is called Compro), lay the sod, roll it in, water and collect your check. <p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
     
  7. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Sorry CCLLLC - From the previous post I thought you'd decided to reseed it and were done with it.<p>The reason I asked about the site was I was wondering why it needed new sod/seed. You said it was replaced last year but didn't take. I'm wondering if grass is not viable for that part of the site. Was it diseased, is it in a really shady area, or was it ruined by the local teenager doing doughnuts in his Stang?<p>If there's no reason that the turf shouldn't do well, then I'd follow Lanelle's advice.
     

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