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another sod question.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nc-jrock, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 133

    If you are killing of an existing yard what kind of soil prep is needed to put down sod?
    Does the old dead grass need to be entirely removed? After that Tilling then box raking?
  2. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Yes. Till, rake out the debris, level the soil and lay the sod.
  3. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 133

    Thanks for the response FLAhaulboy. How much water per day and for how many days?
  4. Central Island Lawn

    Central Island Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    If you are removing the sod with a bobcat, take off 3 or 4 inches and replace with a nice sandy soil. Or, you can hit the yard with a tiller, remove rocks, top dress with a touch of sand and grade it.
    If it's sod, I would water it once a day for the first week or two. After that you can water it normally, 2 or 3 times per week. Don't forget your turf starter fertilizer, put it down before your sod.

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