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Tips For a Homeowner Installing Grass Sod

Tips For a Homeowner Installing Grass Sod Quantico Creek Sod Farm

Have you dreamed about having a bright green, plush lawn for years? As a homeowner, you’ve probably considered laying sod yourself.

Have you dreamed about having a bright green, plush lawn for years? As a homeowner, you’ve probably considered laying sod yourself. Well, you are in luck because installing grass sod can be quite an easy DIY project. Here are a few DIY grass sod installation tips if you’re a homeowner.

Plan Ahead

Preparation for any DIY home project is vital and will help to keep things organized and done smoothly. You want to make sure you start planning weeks in advance before you lay in any sod. Some you might also wish to consider is the weather because rain could delay your project. So, try to install the grass sod when the weather forecast is clear.

However, too little water will also affect your grass sod from being successful. Make sure to avoid installing grass sod throughout times of drought or restricted water, as your new grass sod will need plenty of water once it’s in place. 

Make sure to take measurements of your yard in advance as well. You want to do this before starting, so you know how much grass sod you’ll need. When it comes to landscaping, it’s usually done in square feet. The easiest way to calculate the yard would be to walk the area. Typically, the average human step is around three feet, but if you’re short, it may be less. A measuring tape can make the process go a lot faster. After you figure out the measurements, you may then proceed to order your grass sod.

You Can Keep Existing Lawn

Do you have to get rid of your existing lawn? No, all you have to do is make sure that your current property is leveled at the edges. Checking this and making sure that your yard is leveled can help prevent getting rid of it completely, which will save you a lot of time. Be sure to pay close attention to driveways and walkways, as you may need to level out those areas before installing your grass sod.

However, if you’re a hometown that wants to get rid of your lawn completely, you can do so by purchasing herbicide to kill off the existing grass first, a pattern indicator, so you know which part you’ve killed off, and a shovel.

Once your yard is grass-free, you can focus on your soil, which you can distribute from a tiller. Then, you can begin to lay down the starter fertilizer. 

You May Begin To Install

Depending on the grass sod you’ve used, it may arrive in small squares or long rolls. Regardless, you want to make sure to start at the longest, straightest edge of the yard. You want to go from one end to the other. Most importantly, don’t stress if you don’t get it right the first time.

Have More Questions for Sod Professionals? Stay in Touch!

Order early and order often to ensure the best service possible. Contact us through our online page. Please find us at 27616 Little Lane, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. Our phone number is 410-726-6103, and our fax number is 410-742-6550. Speak to Jason Anderson for Turf Grass Sales. Reach him by email at Finally, follow us on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, and our blog!

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