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 Post subject: sod
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:24 am 
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Do a 'search' on 'sod' and you'll find a lot of suggestions. (at the top of this page: hit 'search') I think it may depend on what type of grass you want.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:15 am 
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We've used soft rock phosphate under plants.

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 Post subject: fertilizer for sod
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:34 am 
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I know that from experience and from Howard's show that most, maybe not all, but most sod is way over fertilized in order to push its growth. So, to prepare the soil for sod, all that is generally recommended is that you of course lightly rough up the surface, so its not smooth and hard, apply a light layer of an organic fertilizer, then the sod. Then, using organic compost, lightly fill in around the seams of the sod. Keeping it watered without over watering is key of course, but too much fertilizer - especially the high nitro synthetic stuff - can also make the grass more susecptible to disease than you think. More is not always better. :wink: Good luck!


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Wish you had mentioned tilling earlier. Tilling is not a great idea. It is possible to recover from tilling but most normal folks are not willing to put in the work. The problem, or the one that comes to mind as an immediate one, is that tilling turns the ground unevenly. Even if you level it real well, the density underneath varies considerably. You will probably notice in a year that your turf has lots of holes and hills that you will want to level out.

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In a few months to few years you will have a lumpy lawn again. It takes awhile for the soil to really settle in with itself.

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