How to price and install Zoysia sod

Envy Lawn Service

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North Carolina
I got a call yesterday for a Zoysia sod install. Sod, not plugs or sprigs. I've never done it by sod before. I just plugged existing lawns and let it take off.

This location is not new and already has an established lawn. I know the Zoysia is agressive and all. But what kind of site prep do you recommend? I don't want to under do the prep. But I don't want to over do it either.
 

therainman

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
we always come in a week prior and spray lawn with round up to kill out all competition. then if not a large lawn we just take a sod cutter and remove what is left. this is easier because u have a good level surface to start. just take a power rake to help break the top layer we always prep one day and sod next because i water lawn(just dirt at this point) this helps to see where low spots are we doulble check just prior to sod arival then lay green side up... lol

hope this helps.

shawn
 
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Envy Lawn Service

Envy Lawn Service

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Location
North Carolina
What about if it's a large lawn? What do you do instead of the sod cutter?
 

therainman

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
sorry for slow reply bad couple of days.
the only thing i have ever done is sod dutter. Best way I have found.
When i still work on a golf course we did an entire nine of tees cutt eevry last one before we sodded.

shawn
 
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Envy Lawn Service

Envy Lawn Service

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Location
North Carolina
OK, now how do you go about pricing an install?
 

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