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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by juicygrass, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. juicygrass

    juicygrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    What is the best way to put in a new lawn?
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Either lay down sod, or spread seed, I'm not sure which would be better though. I've heard that sod takes a lot of water, but seed would probably take some too.
  4. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    Sod will make a thick lawn fast however I prefer seed. If a person doesn’t take the time to do it right sod will raise the height of the ground under the turf making edging look rough. We always do a total kill on the turf then 2 weeks later power seed. I just did my lawn about a week ago.

    Of course this depends on what kind of turf you are putting in. If zoysia, Bermuda or most other warm season turfs you will probably be better off with sod. My above answer was for cool season turf such as fescue.
  5. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Total kill with gly. Till the soil at about 4in. If soil amend is need do that before you till. Grade. Water. Fert. Green side up. Water every day 1st week. Every other day the second. Every 3rd the 3rd week. As normal from there.

    Seed takes way more water down here. Seeds take constant moisture and humidity to germ. That means you should be paulsing the irg multible times a day.
  6. Dman911

    Dman911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    How much should I charge to lay sod? Seed?

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