Sod Delivery to Your Home or Business
Are you interested in having your yard sodded?
If you are looking to get new sod installed on your yard, you can do it one of two ways. You can have a company do the entire job for you, or you can have someone deliver your sod and then you install it.
Is the Installation Process Difficult?
Installing sod isn’t really hard, but it isn’t really easy either.
It involves quite a bit of lifting and getting down on your knees and then back up again — over and over until your yard is done.
The first problem to solve is you have to get your new grass put down on your yard just as soon as it is delivered to your home. You can’t wait until the weekend to do it.
Grass sod is perishable. It’s really important you get your new grass laid on the ground and watered just as soon as you can.
And you need to get finished with all of the grass that is delivered. You can’t do one half on delivery day and plan on finishing the rest later.
In fact, if you know that you won’t be able to get it all installed in one day, someone may be able to break up the delivery schedule and deliver half one day and the remaining half another day.
What is the Delivery Process Like?
When we deliver your new grass to you, they will work with you to let you know when they plan on arriving at your property so you will be ready to get to work.
Your sod will be stacked on pallets and we’ll drop them off on your driveway, unless you have a better spot for them.
Sod Laying Tips
Laying sod doesn’t require an extreme amount of brain power. You just try to lay it in straight rows, with each row butting up closely to the one next to it.
The beginning of each row gets staggered when compared to the one right next to it. It’s similar to laying wood flooring or building a brick wall. You don’t want all the end seams to line up.
Because watering is critical, some companies will start watering before the entire yard is even done. They water as they go.
When is the Best Time to Do This?
You can do the job pretty much any time of year as long as the ground isn’t frozen. Most experts believe the Spring and early Fall deliver the best results. The hottest and driest weeks of the summer are probably the worst time to do it because you will have to be more diligent with your watering.
Some of the hardest and most important work is done before the sod is even delivered.
Preparation of the soil where the sod will be laid is a major issue.
Your yard should be prepped well before we arrive. Preparation includes taking care of any grass, weeds or anything else that is already growing there. Rocks and any other items should be removed.
Ideally, the soil should be tilled, and compost and any necessary soil amendments should be added. Some people aerate the soil if their yard is hard and compacted.
This is the right time to grade the soil so that where it meets your sidewalk or driveway, it is about one inch below your sidewalk or driveway. Proper grading ensures a smooth transition from one surface to the other.
This is also the time to have the yard graded to ensure proper drainage away from your home.
If you’ve ever considered any major landscaping or drainage improvements, now is the time to really think about them. Not having any grass or lawn to worry about is the perfect time to address a variety of improvement issues with your yard.
Think carefully and don’t rush the process.
When you’re ready to get your new grass, be sure to make a short call to talk about it.