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How to Lay Grass Sod Yourself

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DIY-ing grass sod can be difficult, but it can be rewarding if done correctly.

Installing sod is usually left for the professionals. That being said, many homeowners will want to attempt sod installation themselves. In fact, there are a few easy steps you can take to effectively and efficiently install sod all by yourself. Here is a guide to ensure you can properly install grass sod all by yourself without the help of a professional. 

Installing Grass Sod Without Removing Your Existing Lawn

When installing sod on your lawn, there isn’t necessarily a need to remove your existing lawn. Ultimately, you will simply want to make sure that the edges are all level. Doing so is a great way to ensure that the sod installation will be as smooth and efficient as possible. In fact, wherever you have walkways or driveways, that is precisely where you’ll want to give your attention. This means you will need to create a level edge with these walkways before properly installing grass sod on your property. 

Removing Existing Lawn

While it is totally possible to install grass sod without removing your existing lawn, some homeowners will actually want to remove their existing lawn to provide a better foundation for their sod installation. If this your case, the key here is to incorporate three of the main ways to effectively and efficiently remove existing lawns from your property without making the situation messy. Doing so will require either chemical, a tiller or bedscaper or a shovel (and some elbow grease). Whichever method you choose, there is absolutely no wrong way to go. 

Proper Fertilization

Fertilizing your soil is key when it comes to properly laying your grass sod. In fact, this is a key step in the process of effectively and efficiently installing sod by yourself. Fertilizers are ultimately integral to how green your grass will be as it grows. 

Bottom Line

There is nothing better than completing a lawn task that you didn’t think you could do successfully yourself. In fact, installing grass sod can be accomplished without the help of professionals. However, if you attempt to do it all by yourself and end up messing up, leaning on the expertise of professionals can be a huge perk. Therefore, you’ll always have a lawn that you can truly be proud of for years to come. 

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