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How to lay sod over an existing lawn

Oct 9


Many believe that spreading sod on top of the lawn that is already in place is an excellent idea and will save you time. Spreading new sod on the lawn that is already in place can be time-consuming. It may result in damage to your lawn and take two times as much effort.

To ensure healthy roots It is essential to get rid of old grass.


It's not a surprise that people are always searching for a solution to save time when making a lawn. It is sensible cutting your lawn, and then apply new sod directly on it. A lot of people believe that the grass will die and supply nutrients to the new Phoenix However, it's not the case.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Unroll Sod

Learn these steps to understand why you shouldn’t do anything.

It is essential that the roots of new sod make direct touch with the soil for a root system to form. The roots of new sod won't be able to reach the soil bed if it is laid over old grass. The roots of the new lawn will need to work twice as hard in order to reach the soil and reach the root system of the old lawn. This puts a lot of stress upon your lawn, and could cause damage to your brand new lawn in the coming weeks.


In order to allow grass to sprout in the future, you'll have to get rid of the two layers of sod that have been put on top of your old lawn. The underlying layer of sod has turned into an unappealing slimy mess instead of composting nutrients as of now.

How to Restore Lawns with Sod


Removal of old grass properly is the initial step in ensuring that your new sod has a strong root system. Your lawn will be more durable and requires less care, and look better when it has a strong and healthy root system.


Begin by cutting your previous grass as short as you are able to do so safely. As you work to bag or rake, collect as many clippings as you can. Also, be sure to remove any loose debris from the grass, such as sticks or pebbles. After the lawn has been mowed, you can use a rototiller over the entire lawn to till it to four to six inches in depth. When you're done it is necessary to rake any debris that has fallen off. When you're removing roots that are old it is necessary to clean them.


Then, apply a thin layer of good-quality topsoil to the lawn's surface. make sure to grade it to ensure it is level and free of any holes or high places. When grading your lawn, be aware that your sod should be at least 1 inch below any hardscapes like walkways and sidewalks. Once everything is level and smooth you can apply a turf-starter fertilizer. The local home improvement store is likely to be able to give you the correct mix.

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