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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

3 Things To Know About Sod Installation

by Addison Washington

If you are looking to create a beautiful lawn, there are a couple of ways you can get your grass to grow. Lawn seeding will eventually get you a lush lawn, but it will take time. However, if you are looking for a quicker option, sod installation is the way to go. Sod is fully mature grass you can install to get an instant lawn. While sod gives you fast results, you should know a few things before installing it on your property. 

Professional Installation Is Best

Much more work goes into sod installation than you may realize. First, the old lawn must be removed, especially if your property is going through a sod replacement. While you can successfully lay down sod on your own, it's often better to go with a professional. A landscaping professional will ensure that you select the correct type of grass for your property, will lay the sod without visible seams, and can handle any tricky spots in your yard. Professional sod installation will also be faster than if you tackle this work on your own. 

What Conditions Are Ideal For Installation

Another thing to know about sod installation is that the wrong conditions can make sod installation difficult or impossible. Weather can be a big challenge, and if a lot of rain is in the forecast, you may want to avoid sod installation since it can lead to a muddy mess. The temperature also needs to be moderate since sod doesn't install well with temperatures that are too hot or too cold. Ideally, you will want to install sod when temperatures are between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit

How Much You'll Pay For The Installation

Your property's size, the type of grass you select, and whether you hire a professional will impact how much your sod installation costs. How much ground preparation is needed will also affect your bottom line. For example, if you are looking at sod replacement, the old sod will need to be removed, which will increase costs. On average, you can expect to pay $1.25 to $2.30 per square foot for sod installation. 

There are a few things to know about sod installation. First, you will want to consider hiring a landscaping professional to install your sod for the best results. Second, the weather does matter when it comes to sod installation, so check the forecast. Finally, how much you pay for sod installation varies but will usually set you back a couple of dollars per square foot. 

Contact a local sod installation service to learn more.