Hello,<p>The other day, I had a excavation contractor come and look at a job next door to the house that I was working at.<p>Well, while shooting the breeze, sod came up, and I told him about how bad the lawns were in the neighborhood (real homebuilder specials, bull doze, then lay, no prep, rocks everywhere, no good soil)<p>He then said,'that's nothing'<p>He explained a job he did and this is what happened.<p>He said that somehomeowner one day decided to plant some shrubs in her front lawn and, to her surprise, hit plywood about 1 inche under the sod. She tried again in another spot, thinking it was just construction debry, and whack, plywood again. <p>Well, after about 6 attempts, and 6 times of hitting plywood, she gave up and called a contractor. <p>When the contractor got there, he dug a few spots with a shovel, and bam!, plywood....<p>Well, a day later, he came in with his machines and ended up pulling over 60 sheets of 1/4 inch plywood from under the lawn. <p>I couldn't believe the story......then laughed my but off. He then joined me.<p>It turned out the house had to have its sod in before the closing date, and when the contractor got there, it was too muddy to lay the sod. So what he do. You got it! Just lay plywood, put the sod on top of it, and bam, the house is approved and sold.<p>Amazing story I thought. <p>It's incredible how irrigation can hide any sod problem........for awhile at least.<p>Any other strange sod stories out there?<p>steveair<p>PS- I love builders... they create a never ending source of landscape *&^*-ups for us to fix. We will never run out of work as long as builders keep landscaping.