In this article the AR Maintenance Solutions explain the tips about whow you can install the new sod in your lawn. Our landscaping company has the knowledge, the experience and the certification that guaranty the best result for the sod installation Miami and Broward.
Soil Preparation for Sod
- Clear the site of all rocks, stones or other debris that is larger than 2-3 inches in diameter.
- Rough grade the entire area to eliminate drainage problems by sloping the grade away from building foundations and filling low-lying areas.
- Till the existing soil to a minimum depth of at least 2 inches before adding any topsoil or soil amendments.
- Lightly tamp or roll the topsoil to settle the surface and create an ideal surface for installing the sod.
Process of Sod Installation Miami
In the beginning the sod installation is similar than planting seed. AR Maintenance Solutions share the step-by-step processes, and they can help you in the installation to get a great result for sod installation Miami:
- Remove all stones, roots, and construction debris to obtain a smooth surface to act as a base for your new lawn. Rake your soil so the level is about 2 1/2 inches below the desired final grade.
- Install irrigation system. Since you need to trench in order to add the sprinkler system, it’s important to do that before you lay the sod.
- Create a finished, smooth soil surface which will act as the base for your lawn. The soil should be about a half inch below the desired final grade.
- The sod Installation is like installing a hardwood floor. You simply put the pieces together tightly.
- A sod is just a heavy drum that is filled with water and can be pushed, using a handle, across the lawn to help the sod make good contact with the soil.
- It’s necessary to use water for 20 minutes three times per day for the first two weeks to help your sod get established.
Sod Installation Result
Keep the sod moist and allow the roots to firmly grow into the underlying soil for 10 days. You can then mow your new lawn safely. Set your mower height to ensure that you do not take off more than a third of the grass blade. Don’t use a lawn rake, which will pull up the loosely held sod. Use a grass catcher to keep clippings off the new sod. Stay off the newly sodded area for three weeks to allow good establishment. This prohibition includes keeping children and pets, especially large dogs, off the lawn so that the turf stays even and level.