When it comes to plants, especially grass plants, remember this- “The beauty is in the blades, but the ‘action’ is in the roots”. Thus, the value of proper site preparation and soil improvement, before any planting takes place, is that it will be easier for the grass roots to penetrate deeply and evenly.  Deep roots will make the lawn more drought resistant, a more efficient water and nutrient user and more dense as new grass plant shoots emerge.  A dense lawn crowds out weeds and better resists insects and disease.

 

Schedule your order for the delivery of your sod after the preparatory work is completed and you are ready to install.  Prompt installation of the sod  on the same day of delivery is crucial to a strong beginning for your lawn.

 

Soil Preparation:  For best results, rototill the area to a depth of 4—6 inches.  Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope away from foundations, etc. 

 

Soil test your lawn area if you think it may be lacking nutrients with the assistance of a qualified service in your area.  Rake in the recommended fertilizer, lime, peat, compost etc. as needed to a depth of 3 to 4 inches.  Rake and smooth the soil removing rocks, roots, and large clods.  If the soil is real loose, roll with a lawn roller about half full of water to firm the soil surface and reveal any low areas that need more soil.  Keep the grade about 1 inch below sidewalks and driveways.

 

Turf Installation:  Install your lawn immediately upon delivery.  In hot weather, begin watering your lawn within 30 minutes of installation.  Turf is a living plant that requires good soil contact to survive.  Also in hot weather protect the sod that is still on the pallets by placing in the shade or by frequently sprinkling down with water. To continue, CLICK HERE

Text Box: Failing to improve the soil before planting is only inviting a much greater and continual investment of time and money that will never return its value as fully as good preparation.

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Apply a good starter fertilizer just ahead of laying the sod and rake into the top 1 inch of soil.

Text Box: There is no better time to enhance a lawns ultimate beauty and success than by improving the soil before any planting

Phone: 1-800-762-8430

Farm: 1-608-752-4030

Fax: 1-608-876-4148

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