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Can I Install Sod Over Existing Grass?

Can I Install Sod Over Existing Grass?

You want your yard to look immaculate and fresh. You may have had the thought to install sod over existing grass. But can you do that?

There’s nothing worse than putting a ton of effort into a home project, especially one that everyone passing by will see and then finding out that it wasn’t done the right way. No one wants to deal with that.

We’re here to help you save some time and effort! Can you install sod over grass? Let’s dive in and take a look.

The Short Answer

The short answer is yes- you can install sod over your existing grass. You can go either way. You can install your sod over grass, or you can install it directly on bare ground. We get it – you want to get the job done right the first time, and you want to avoid making a mistake that could damage your sod. Understandably, you would wonder whether or not installing it over grass would work.

Why Install Sod Over Existing Grass?

So what happens when you install sod over existing grass?

The thing about sod is that it relies on two things to grow and flourish. It needs nutrients, and it needs water. There aren’t many nutrients in bare soil; however, there’s a lot in your grass! 

When you lay sod over your grass, the grass isn’t getting water or sunlight, so that it will die rather quickly. However, the nutrients from the grass will transfer to the sod, and that combined with the right amount of water will help it to flourish soon.

Simply put, laying sod over existing grass is going to save you a lot of effort and is one of the easiest ways to get your sod the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Why Install Sod Over Bare Ground?

On the other hand, you do have the option to install sod over bare ground. For many, installing sod over existing grass simply isn’t an option, so know that if you don’t already have a green lawn, that doesn’t mean you’re at the end of the road!

If you do install sod over bare ground, make sure you properly prepare it before diving in. You’ll need to till the soil and make sure it’s level before laying down the sod. Additionally, you’ll want to test the soil to ensure it has the proper nutrients to help your sod thrive.

Let Monarch Sod Lend A Hand

You want the exterior of your home to be beautiful, and taking care of your lawn plays a considerable part in your overall curb appeal. Let Monarch Sod lend a hand and take some stress off your plate! We can install sod over existing grass or bare ground, or wherever you need it! Or maybe you’re just looking for sod delivery; either way, we’re the place to get it.  Located in Lehi, Utah, we are passionate about helping individuals and businesses with all of their sod needs. If you’re in the Salt Lake Valley or Utah Valley, contact us today to get more details on what we can do for you!

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