INSTRUCTIONS ON SOIL PREP, SOD INSTALL & TURF GRASS MAINTENANCE
It’s extremely important to prepare your soil before you lay sod over it. We can’t emphasize this enough — your grass will only turn out as good as what you do with the soil. It’s like building a house — the house will only be as good as the foundation, and your new lawn will only be as good as your soil preparation. Even top-quality turf grass products from Emerald Sod Farms will struggle if it’s laid over a solid layer of clay or if there are no organic materials in the soil.
If your new lawn is installed following house construction or foundation work, do not let your contractor spread select fill clay across your yard. Even if rototilled, the clay in this select fill will tend to form a barrier to root growth and soil moisture under your new sod. It will hurt the health of your lawn for years to come.