• How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?
    We are looking for feedback from our membership to see how/what the weather has been like in your area. Please Click here to take our Winter Weather Survey, we would appreciate it.

sodding

cclllc

LawnSite Senior Member
Hello,I have a customer who wants sod laid in some small areas around a building.Can I till up the old grass and soil,rake it down and then lay the sod or do I need to kill everything and start over?They have irrigation on the property.<p>----------<br>www.CustomCutLawnsLLC.com/<br>mowmoney@juno.com
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
If I were doing the job, I would apply RoundUp to the area to be re-sodded and later prepare the soil for sod.
 
OP
cclllc

cclllc

LawnSite Senior Member
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES GUYS.IN REGARDS TO THE SITE ITSELF,IT WAS OVERSEEDED AND STRAWED LAST YEAR BUT THE GRASS REALLY NEVER TOOK HOLD.IT WAS WATERED REGULARLY AS THEY HAVE SPRINKERS.I PUT A THIN LAYER OF FRESH TOPSOIL ON TOP OF THE OLD SOIL AND APPLIED SEED AND STRAW.
 
OP
cclllc

cclllc

LawnSite Senior Member
Hey guys and gals,<br> I still need some more input on this.
 

Lanelle

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
No.VA, zone 7
The method that you use may be somewhat influenced by your client's timetable----are they in rush to get this finished. If both you and the client have time to use the Round-up method that will yield good results. If the client is in a rush, or you don't want to stretch the job out, then rototill, rake, apply a topdressing of a rich, composted additive (ours is called Compro), lay the sod, roll it in, water and collect your check. <p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
 

Stonehenge

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Midwest
Sorry CCLLLC - From the previous post I thought you'd decided to reseed it and were done with it.<p>The reason I asked about the site was I was wondering why it needed new sod/seed. You said it was replaced last year but didn't take. I'm wondering if grass is not viable for that part of the site. Was it diseased, is it in a really shady area, or was it ruined by the local teenager doing doughnuts in his Stang?<p>If there's no reason that the turf shouldn't do well, then I'd follow Lanelle's advice.
 


Top