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Soil Preparation

Your Southwest Sod will be coming soon so it’s time to prepare your soil for the new sod.

Spray any unwanted plant growth with an appropriate herbicide like Roundup (best found at your local nursery or hardware store).  Do not use a pre-emergent herbicide!

Clear away any rocks and/or debris.

For optimal results it’s recommended, but not necessary, to spread mulch or gypsum on the ground 1 inch thick (about 8 cubic feet of mulch for every 100 square feet), and then till the ground to 4-6 inches.

Install your sprinkler system.  After you back fill the trench lines with dirt, water the lawn area in order to settle the soil.  Back fill low spots where needed.

Level the lawn area with a rake to a final grade of 1 inch below sidewalks, curbing, driveways. This will prevent water runoff.

Now you’re ready for sod!