Preparing the ground for sod.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by TexasFire221, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 480

    I had a home builder call today for a quote on preparing the yard for sod. Right now its just the foundation cleache and weeds. No top soil. Should I just spray the entire property with weed killer and applie top soil? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    What about final grading? Make sure there are no areas where the ground slopes towards the house. I f there are any areas where the ground slopes towards the house and you lay sod over it you will be held liable for any water damage to the house from that area. The insurance company will go after the last person to touch the soil. Builders in this area never leave landscapers with a finish graded seed or sod bed.

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