The installation of sod is a popular way to establish a new lawn. Most of the sod purchased is a blend of different Kentucky bluegrass varieties or a mixture of other common turfgrass types (i.e., fine fescue, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue). When installed correctly on properly amended soil, in the appropriate sunlight conditions and where correct maintenance is provided, a sod lawn can be a valuable part of your landscape.
There can be many potential problems and challenges in installing a sod lawn from soil preparation to grading. At the Tree Connection, we can do all of the hard work for you!
Ground Preparation: The first step that our professional sod installers take when beginning a commercial or residential sod installation project is ground preparation. Preparing the ground for sod installation includes removing any existing vegetation such as grass, moss, and weeds. Depending on the scale of the project, our we complete this step using sod cutters, front-end loader driven hydraulic rakes, or hand tools.
Grading: The grading step is one of the most important steps in the sod installation process as it contributes greatly to the final end result and quality of a sod installation project. Because sod will conform to any uneven dips or hills in the ground, the ground must be graded properly prior to sod installation. We use a variety of modern equipment in order to create the best results. Grading an area properly will ensure proper drainage and runoff for years to come. During this grading process, top soil may be added as needed as a base for sod or to level off certain areas.
Installation: After the ground has been properly graded, we are ready to begin the actual installation process. We can install sod in either small rolls or big rolls depending on the scale of the project. We use the latest sod installation equipment to complete both residential and commercial sod installation projects quickly.