4 Helpful Growing Hints When It Comes To Using Sod

4 Helpful Growing Hints When It Comes To Using Sod
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Maybe you are not ready to start your lawn from scratch using seed? Maybe you are replacing a lawn that has been damaged by insects, wind, or bad weather? Or possibly you would like a more instant lawn? Here are some interesting tidbits and tips for growing a lush and healthy new green lawn.

1. You Should Test Your Soil
In order to get your lawn off to a great start and give it the advantage it needs for longevity - have it tested. A soil test will help you determine what nutrients your soil is lacking. A soil test will also tell you whether or not you need to adjust your soils’ pH.

2. Make Sure To Till Your Earth First And Then Rake
Tilling the soil to a depth of 10 to 15 centimeters not only lets you work in fertilizers, amendments and pH-adjusting materials, but it also assists to aerate the ground so your grassroots can take hold.

3. Lay The Sod Like You Would Chimney Bricks
Just like any great bricklayer, the strength lies in the pattern. Use a staggered pattern so the seam ends can’t form a straight line. Make sure the pieces butt together tightly. If you are laying sod on a slope, run the strips lengthwise across. Then trim off any edges with a sharp spade and use a board for your guide.

4. Water, Water, Water & Fertilize Later
Your sprinkler is your friend! Water, water, and water again! Use your sprinkler to keep a newly planted lawn from drying out. Make sure to cover overseeded areas with a thin layer of wheat straw (or mulch) to retain moisture and help prevent erosion from heavy rains due to storms. Remember, the mulch will disappear as the grass grows, adding valuable nutrients when it decays. Only fertilize six to eight weeks later unless a soil test determines otherwise.

Application of these helpful hints can assist you to develop the lawn of your dreams and make your neighbors jealous.

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