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Do I Need To Put Topsoil Down Before Sod?

Apr 26

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Is topsoil needed before installing sod?

Growing plants can be rewarding, yet it needs time and patience. It is always rewarding to see that your surroundings become beautiful and give you fresh air to breathe because of your dedication to taking care of those plants. Some people choose flowers while others are up to fruits and vegetables. Others are just into a landscape and prefer having a neat, tuff set.

Sod installation may sound so easy that you can just easily lay every set on the lawn without any sweat and expect to have it lush in the next few weeks. Well, that is one common mistake that most people think of because in order to have a green and healthy sod, you need to know what are the things that you have to do before putting it in the ground. You can not just put it there without doing the proper steps that sod installers did.



In laying a new set of sod, you need to clean the whole area first to avoid any obstacle to its growth. A little dig makes the soil rich and then adds some fertilizer to mix it well. A sprinkle of water to thoroughly combine everything. Now, most people ask if they need to put topsoil down before sod. The answer would depend on the type of soil that is present. If you think that the quality of the ground that you’re digging and adding fertilizer is poor and shallow, which is not suitable for your plant, then that is the right time to add in a rich topsoil to give the needed nutrients to its roots. If you are not confident about how much topsoil you will add to the yard, just measure it at a 15cm depth.

There is no right or wrong in terms of planting, but we just have to follow some guides to achieve the common goal that we want because those set of directions is based on the experience of those sod experts. But if you are struggling and can’t achieve a successful goal, it is best to ask for help from the Jacksonville Sod Masters.