Son install with new sprinkler system install, when to do each?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawncuttinfoo, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,014

    I posted this on the irrigation forum too for their opinion.

    I have a customer that will be installing a sprinkler system and new sod.

    I will be doing the sod, and another company will be doing the sprinklers.

    What would be the easiest installation?

    Sod first? sprinkler system first?

    I was considering doing the old sod removal then letting the sprinkler system go in then finishing the sod installation over that. Good idea or no?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That's exactly the order to do it in...for numerous reasons. Two of those being; The new sod would be tore up with the installation of the system, since it is not rooted down. The vibrator plow would just be a - well,... a plow. Second, when you install new sod, I'm not sure, but I think you need to to water it. I don't know,...maybe water is over rated.:rolleyes: lol
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,060

    Ok, rip out old lawn , get it to grade but not finish raked . let em install set up adjust set clock for new sod then leave clock in off position. Do your thing and turn the clock on.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yep...and dampen your soil the night before you lay your sod..not too wet though.

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