If you have a project in Atlanta that requires you to install sod, you can either attempt to install it yourself or hire a sod-installation professional. The choice is entirely up to you, but it’s worth bearing mind that sod is living, organic matter, and can quickly die off it is not properly installed. Before you install sod, the underlying soil will first have to be inspected. If it is lacking in essential nutrients, your soil will not be hospitable to new sod and might even prevent it from taking root. The application of a soil amendment or a fertilizer might be called for, depending on the condition of the soil. Subsequently, you will have to till your soil, water it, and begin the (very labor intensive) process of laying down the sod itself.
When you install sod at your Atlanta area home or business entirely on your own, you are undertaking a physically demanding task. You also run the risk of putting down new sod only later to discover that it is unable to take root. With so many variables to contend with, it’s easy to appreciate why so many people choose to have their new sod installed by the professionals. Sure it costs more money, but isn’t the peace of mind worth it?
To learn more about sod and the various pros and cons of a decision to install sod yourself, contact NG Turf. We are one of the top growers of lawn sod in Georgia and ship to locations throughout the Atlanta Metro Area. As a purveyor of grass seed, we can also help you decide whether seed or sod is best for your project.