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Soil Preparation for Sod

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If existing grass:

Spray entire yard with “Roundup” or a brand-name herbicide that contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Wait 7 days and spray again. Wait 7 more days and roto- till entire yard and spray one more time to kill any existing roots or weeds in soil. For best results ,wait 7 days and add a premium top soil. Sod is ready to lay.

If raw dirt:

Rough grade by sloping the grade away from foundation and filling low-lying areas. Till the existing soil to a minimum depth of at least 2-3 inches before adding any topsoil. Rake any rocks or hard dirt and discard.

* Do not put any fertilizer on the existing soil prior to sod installation *

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