Preparation

  • Regardless of whether you choose to sod or seed your new lawn, the preparation is identical.
  • Remove all existing grasses and weeds. Some people feel the need to use a herbicide however, local bylaws may establish limits on their use.
  • Ensure there are 4 to 6 inches of good quality topsoil. If the soil quality is questionable amend the soil with Triple Mix (1 to 3 inches).
  • Once the Triple Mix has been evenly spread over the area ensure that the top 4 inches of soil are loose. This can be done manually with a shovel or using a roto-tiller.
  • Smooth the soil using a rake to the desired level. Be sure to remove hills and depressions for a smooth lawn for years to come.

Sod

  • Unroll the sod in a brickwork like pattern in a manner that will result in the fewest cuts.
  • Sod is easiest to cut with a utility knife across the bottom.
  • Using a lawn roller press the sod into the soil using several passes eliminating any air pockets under the sod.
  • Sod planted in hot weather requires more water than sod planted in cooler weather. New lawns should be watered daily until firmly established.
  • Sod can be planted any time of the year from April to December.
  • Only use highest quality Nursery sod┬áregardless on whether you choose to sod or seed your new lawn the preparation is identical.

Seed

  • Using a lawn roller roll the entire area flat.
  • Sow the seed at a rate of about 2-4 seeds per square inch. (about 3 kilograms per 1000 square feet)
  • Using a lawn roller to press the seed into the soil or lightly rake the seed into the soil do not bury the seed more than 1/8 inch.
  • Water daily until the lawn is firmly established do not walk on the seeded area.
  • Best time to seed during warm conditions as the seed needs fairly warm soil to germinate.
  • Only use premium quality seed that is suitable to your sun conditions to ensure best results.