Your lawn needs a major refresh and instead of reseeding, you have decided to lay sod. What you might not realize is that laying sod is a labor-intensive process that can take hours to complete. You are considering laying the sod yourself, but aren't sure if ultimately, this is a job that is best left to the professionals.
Here are a few of the many reasons that when it comes to laying sod, you should always outsource this job to a seasoned pro.
A Professional Knows How to Properly Prepare the Soil
Before you can lay the sod, the soil must be properly prepared to ensure the sod successfully takes root. For example, soil samples should be taken to determine what fertilizer or amendments the soil requires. The soil must also be free of any debris and graded properly to ensure drainage. This can be a difficult process and as a novice, chances are you won't take all the necessary steps to ensure your sod is successful.
Professionals Have Access to High-Quality Sod
The sod you can purchase at your local hardware or home improvement store is acceptable, but it is not as high quality of a product as a pro can get their hands on. Many professionals work directly with farmers and sod producers to ensure they install the best quality sod on the market. Unless you work directly with a sod producer yourself, you won't be able to purchase and install the type of quality sod that can be secured by a professional.
A Professional Has the Necessary Tools and Equipment
In addition to purchasing the sod, if you do not have the necessary tools and equipment in your garage or shed, there are several things you will need to purchase. For example, to properly prepare your soil, you need a rototiller. You will also need black soil to amend the dirt and a variety of other smaller tools to ensure the sod is laid properly.
Instead of spending money on tools and equipment, you will only use it once, leave the installation of your sod to the pros. Professionals not only have access to top-of-the-line tools, but they also know how to use them properly. When you do the math and factor in the cost of purchasing or renting tools, it is often less expensive to hire a professional to lay your sod.
From saving you time and money to ensuring your soil is properly prepared, there are several reasons why you should leave sod installation to the pros.
Reach out to a local sod installation service for more info.Share
16 May 2023
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