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How much grass do I need?

Double Springs sod is sold by the square yard. Measure your lawn area (length x width = sq. ft., divide by 9 = sq. yards) to determine the amount of sod you will need. Call your Double Springs turfgrass specialist at 800-458-4756, if needed, for further information.

Example:  12' x 30' = 360 ft.    360 / 9 = 40 square yards of sod

Sod Installation Guide:

For an instantly beautiful green lawn, follow each step carefully. When your sod is delivered, Double Springs will provide you with a maintenance guide for the variety of sod you purchased. Be sure to follow the maintenance guide for the type of grass you are installing.

  • Remove all debris from yard.  Rototill soil 4" to 6" deep.  Add 60 lbs. of lime and 30 lbs. of 13-13-13 fertilizer per 1000 square feet.  Rototill amendments into soil.

  • Fine grade by scraping across the surface to smooth uneven areas.  Finished grade should be two inches below walks, driveways and patios.  Sod is uniformly machine cut and will conform to any irregularities left in the grade.

  • Roll soil to settle and firm surface.  Soil should be dry to avoid compaction.  Fine grade again, if necessary.

  • Immediately upon arrival, begin laying sod adjacent to the longest boundary of the area to be covered.  Stagger each new row of sod so that seams are offset, as in a brick wall.  Butt ends and edges tightly together but do not overlap.

  • Cut sod with a shovel or hatchet to conform to curved boundaries, planters, etc.  After first 200 square feet are installed, water sod lightly to prevent wilting.  Water in increments of 200 square feet.

  • When all sod is installed, use a roller to insure a good contact between the sod and the native soil.  Then water all grass thoroughly so that the water soaks through the sod into the ground beneath.

  • Water everyday until sod becomes rooted to the soil, then water as needed.  Mowing should begin two weeks after installation.

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