Soil Preparation Guide
- Preparing your soil is necessary to establishing a drought-tolerant lawn. Soil preparation can only be done once before laying your sod. Follow these guidelines to increase your success.
- Clear all weeds and debris from area. (Use Round-Up or other weed killers to remove pesky weeds. Follow all warnings and guidelines on product.)
- Spread at least one 50-lb. bag of high concentrate compost (4-6-4) per 1,000 square feet. Add soil amendment (ten 50-lb bags per 1,000 square feet).
- Rototill evenly 4 inches deep into existing soil. This is very important to maintaining deep root systems and proper water run-off.
- Level and grade entire area. Soil should be graded to about one inch below concrete.
- Water soil allow proper settling of ground.
- Rake and level low spots left from soil setting.
- We recommend installing an automated sprinkler system if you don’t already have one.
- Lightly rake soil before installation to allow proper contact between sod and soil.
- Visit www.chrisjensenlandscaping.com or call 18017185001 for help choosing and ordering the best lawn for you.
- Make sure soil preparation is complete before your sod arrives. Sod is perishable and should be installed within 24 hours of delivery. (See new sod care section for more details.)