- Straight Edged Spade
- Organic Amended Soil
- Fertilizer - high in nitrogen to stimulate root development
- Sod roller
- Garden Knife
- Skim top of old lawn with straight -edged spade.
- Rake loose grass away.
- Use wheelbarrow to move old grass from lawn to trash.
- Follow with roto-till to soften soil in order to prepare for new lawn. Roto-till down about 4 to 6 inches to really soften/loosen soil.
- Distribute organic amended soil over native soil, roto-till the two together.
- Distribute fertilizer over entire area.
- Begin laying sod. Stagger each new row so the seams are offset. Be sure to put ends and edges right up against each other, no gaps.
- Cut edges with knife to conform to any boundaries, sprinkler heads, etc.
- Once all sod is installed, use sod roller to ensure good contact between sod and soil.
- Water thoroughly. Continue to water everyday.
Tip: After 10 days, try tugging on an area of sod. If you can't pull it up then it has rooted.