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Question DetailsAsked on 7/22/2017

Sod. Typical prices for fescue sod and installation

Small area contains partial grass. 20 X 30 foot area.

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Here are links to a few previous questions about sod, including a couple with pricing (though that varies widely by area and tyhpe of grass and whether it includes a couple of inches of topsoil base [needed with most soils] and installation or not.

In addition, since you are talking an area that evidently won't grow grass well now, unless you want the sod to do the same thing, you need to find out WHY it is not growing first - dog's bathroom or in runoff zone from one, too much shade for grass variety, too wet or dry, underlying soil not suitable or too pakced for growth media, soil does not have adequate nutrients so needs fertilizer, excessive root competition from adjacent plants or weeds, etc. It may be what your lawn needs is fertilizing, weed killing, grass variety change, watering change, thatching, aerating, etc rather than replacement.

Since this is for a fill-in, you also need to excavate the existing area to a depth equal to the topsoil being put in to provide root growth media PLUS also of the sod (not including free grass height) thickness (which can range from 3/4 to 4 inches) or you will end up with a raised platform of sod. In addition, the underlying soil generally needs to be loosened up and maybe fertilized or limed, depending on your soil sonditions, BEFORE topsoiling. So commonly you remove 4-6 inches, loosen the subgrade, remove dirt down to the desired topsoil basee level, put in the couple to few inches topsoil, then the sod - hoepfully ending up with the top of the sod root mat slightly above surrounding grade (to allow for settlement and compaction).

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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