To calculate the amount of sod you need for a project, you should first divide the project area into squares and rectangles. Multiply length and width of those areas then add them together for the total amount of sod needed for your project.
A step-by-step guide to laying your new sod
1. To kill sparse vegetation, rototill or spade to a depth of 10-15 centimeters (4-6″), then rake off all the debris.
2. Remove all rocks, roots, pieces of concrete, clumps, etc. larger than 1.0 centimeters (1/2″) in diameter.
3. At least 10 centimeters (4″) of topsoil is ideal. Lack of topsoil is often a contributing factor to disease problems 2 or 3 years after sod installation. The topsoil should be of a good quality and suitable for the area. Rake the top 1 inch (3 cm) to a smooth even surface, and roll lightly to see any depressions.
4. Grade the entire area to eliminate any drainage problems on the property. This would include grading the slope away from buildings foundations, eliminating or reducing severe slopes and filling low lying areas.
5. As a general rule, a starter fertilizer should be used before installing sod. Any fertilizer high in phosphate (the middle number on the bag) may be used. Our starter fertilizer (5.5-26-30) can be applied at a rate of 2.6 kg per 1,000 sq. ft. It is best worked into the soil before laying sod or seeding, but could be broadcasted over sod after installation, if not worked into soil first.
6. The area is now ready for sod.
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