Having your yard prepared for the best quality sod in Ottawa is an important step towards ensuring that your sod will take root and grow as expected. In this article, we will go through tips for Ottawa turf grass installation to make sure that you’re all ready when that sod arrives! Our experts are standing by to take your further questions as well, and you can call us anytime at (613) 800-3179 to be put in touch with the best sod companies in Ottawa.
Tip #1: Clear the site of all building materials
In order for your sod to grow into a healthy lawn, you must makes sure to remove anything that could harm its growth, such as wood, cement, bricks, buried stumps, or other debris. These items have the ability to choke out the sod as it seeks to take root in the soil, which will severely impact the successfulness of your sod. You should pay particular attention to any debris larger than 2 or 3 inches in diameter.
Tip #2: Rough grade the area
Make sure that you rough grade the area on which the sod is to be laid in order to eliminate any drainage problems on the property. This includes sloping the grade away from the foundation of your home, eliminating sever slopes, and filling in low-lying areas. If this is a foreign process to you, simply call us at (613) 800-3179 and we will put you in touch with the right people to help you with the process.
Tip #3: Prevent against weeds developing in the area to be sodded
If you spray the area that is to be sodded with Round-up or a similar non-selective herbicide, it will prevent weeds from destroying the newly sodded area. We recommend a process of fertilizing the soil, watering it, and then spray the soil with the non-selective herbicide a second time after a period of 10-14 days. This will eliminate an entire generation of weeds that could have otherwise germinated and taken over at the time of installing the sod.
These tips for Ottawa turf grass installation will help you to prepare successfully for your new sod lawn. If you require any assistance in the preparation of your lawn for the sod, our sod companies would be pleased to help you and offer you advice. You can reach us at (613) 800-3179 and we will provide you with free quotes from the best sod companies in Ottawa, and they will offer you even more tips for Ottawa turf grass installation.