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Question DetailsAsked on 9/12/2014

I need grass sod to replace some bad spots in my yard, any companies available>

A company that will deliver sod to residential area in small amounts.

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Generally plant and nursery centers and some sod suppliers who sell sod to the public will deliver any amount, with about a $35-75 additional delivery fee in their immediate area. Many Landscaping companies who install sod will also sell it to you - certainly at a markup, and for amounts less than at least 100-200SF and possibly for larger amounts will almost certainly have a delivery charge too.

Some Topsoil delivery companies will also deliver small amounts of sod - again, likely to be a delivery charge or minimum total charge.

Another possibility, if talking very small areas:

1) make several trips from plant/garden center who sells sod using your vehicle with a blue tarp to protect it, just be careful not to overload it, especially if transported in trunk behind rear axle because you can easily overload rear suspension plus takes weight off front wheels which can become dnagerous in excess. Shouldnot noticeably lift front end up on springs, nor take up all the spring play in the rear end - rear end should still bounce if you push down on it repeatedly, and of course keep your speed down when under load - or better yet find a friend with a pickup, or even rent one for a day for about $25-50 from a car rental place or UHaul - or rent a trailer if you have trailer hitch and lighting connections.

2) if you have an area that grows great or a well-grown strip you would be willing to live without (like along a planter or property line), use it as a sod farm - harvest your own sod, then place topsoil and reseed that area to grow more sod for future use. Every 5 years or so I get a truckload of topsoil andbuild a reserve stockpile for this type of use as well as replanishing planters, and sometimes split it with a neighbor - can cut topsoil cost by 75% over 1-2CY delivered cost. I have about a 200SF area I use for my sod farm - have harvested probably 1000SF of sod out of it to replace original bad areas in my lawn and to extend our lawn into previously unlandscaped areas.

3) bear in mind, for it to blend in with surrounding lawn, you will need to dig out where the sod is going so it does not form a mound. Beware possible shallow utilities - get a free locate before digging, as electric/communication/gas lines are frequently much shallower than they are supposed to be - I have seen them with 3 inches of the surface on many occasions.

AL does not have a category for Sod so you will have to google that - or call local greenhouses and garden centers for referrals to who does deliver in your area, if needed. Probably a lot of listings for Landscapers and Excavation companies who haul and deliver this if you google your town name combined with the word sod.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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