Sodding a new lawn not only compliments a landscape but adds value to a property as well. As a quick way to gain an instant, lush, green lawn, sodding eliminates the hassles of seeding, the fear of washouts due to rains and irrigation, and concerns of weeds that grow faster than newly planted seed.
First, existing vegetation such as weeds or grasses must be eliminated from the area. Once this is accomplished, it is important to establish the grade. Establishing the grade creates a level surface for the new sod to lie. Grading not only ensures the soil is level but also corrects any drainage concerns.
The process of grading ensures that the water flows away from any building foundation and that the water flows off of the property as designed. Spending this extra time prior to installation safeguards the investment once the project is completed.