The Prep

The Prep

Step 1:

Take a close look at your area for its potential. Visualize your Green Yard Now project. Too often we see the tendency to under buy until our customers see what could have been. It saves money and time doing it all at once.

Once you have determined the locations of your Green Yard project, measure the area of your planned lawn. Typically, the length times the width to calculate your square footage.  Use our provided sod calculator on this site to determine square foot requirements.

Take into account treed areas, landscaping bushes, plants or other decorative items that may reduce the square footage you need.  Spending the time to plan keeps money in your pocket.

Step of Sod preparation – Sanbornville, Carroll

Once you have accomplished this task schedule your turf delivery.

Note it is imperative that preparation work is completed and you are ready to install “before” the scheduled delivery of your new lawn products.

Prompt installation on the day of delivery will ensure a healthy beginning for your new lawn.

Step 2:

For best results, roto-till or spade the area to a depth of 4 to 6 inches.  Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope away from foundations.

Soil-test your lawn area. You can find your local Soil Testing here:  https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Why soil test:

We want you to be happy and have a long lasting healthy lawn. To this end we strongly encourage you to take the time and do this step. Any healthy lawn begins with a “well-balanced soil as its base.

So before you start adding fertilizers, lime or other soil amendments, dig in and get it tested,

You can find your local Soil Testing here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Next rake and smooth the soil, removing rocks, roots, or any remaining large clumps.

Now is the time to rake in fertilizer, lime, peat, and compost as needed from your testing results to a depth of 3 to 4 inches

Lastly level the area based on your specific site requirements. Keep the grade 1 inch below sidewalks or driveways.

Now you are ready for your sod delivery.