Gardening and Landscaping

Sodding a Yard on a Budget

Laying sod in your lawn costs a little more than spreading eczema and hoping for the best, but it’s one sure means of obtaining a powerful stand of grass fast. If you don’t have the income to sod the entire area and have quite a few dead patches, then cut costs by installing the sod in sections spaced out over the yard. The grass will grow and spread over a few years, and in the interim, you may go on and fill in the dead spots.

Put a square bit of sod on a lifeless area of lawn. Mark the area by digging your shovel into the ground around the sod.

Eliminate the sod square and dig from the dead area to a depth equal to the thickness of the sod. Chop up the dirt underneath and then rake it flat.

Set the square section of sod in the dug-out location. Tap bets in the corners to anchor it in place.

Cut sod squares into strips using a sharp knife.

Dig out places for the strips inside your yard. Space the places evenly apart.

Place the strips in the dug areas and stake them down. Harness the bets in so they are flush with the grass.

Roll the sod to firmly press it to the ground beneath. Walk the yard roller back and forth across your lawn, making sure to go over every plugged into piece of sod.

Water the lawn evenly for 15 minutes to moisten to the origins. Duplicate the watering process once every day, in the first morning, for 2 weeks. Cut the grass twice a week as required after that.

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