Putting Down Sod Help

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Strawbridge Lawn, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    HAve a job to put down 2,350 Sqr Ft of sod. What prep work or other materials should use during the process.
    site is essentially flat.

    Thank You in advance
  2. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    4 1/2 pallets roughly. Skid steer, rake. or 2 guys and hand rakes.
  3. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
    from sc
    Messages: 270

    ...........and; starter fert, bush axe for triming and roller. with regards... devildog
  4. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    We use gas edgers for our trimming and it comes out very nice. If it's flat then rolls of sod make life soo much easier. I have an attachment on my tractor and it rolls off too easy and looks better. Just a thought.
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    sod stakes to keep sod flat and helps keep the sod from rolling up on the ends.
  6. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    I have a Dingo priced in for transporting the sod from the front to the back so that part is set. Since sod is established is starter fert the way to go? I was kind of thinking of a 14-14-14.

    I have noticed that some sod has netting beneath it. I figure this is essential where erosion is a concern due to sloping terrain, but my gut says this is not necessary.. Please verify..

    What would you charge for labor for a 2,350 sqr ft job?

  7. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    I have only done a few sod jobs. It all depends on how much your sod costs and if they can put the pallets where you need them.
  8. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    The netting is there for the benefit of the grower. Allows earlier harvest of turf that has roots that are not so strongly knit together. This is especially the case for the tall Fescues. Without the netting the sod would fall into little clumps. I don't like it but sometimes it is the only type available.
  9. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Thank you.. Did not know that about the netting.. sod cost
    is about %600.00 delivered. Have dingo for on-site transfer.
  10. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    With all this good advise I cant think of anything to add except, remember green side up. lol

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