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How Planting Sod Around You Home Can Increase It’s Value

October 8, 2013 by admin

How Planting Sod Around You Home Can Increase It’s Value

Discount Landscape and Bulldozer specialize in installation of sod or turf grass. We provide sod or turf glass installation to Conyers, Covington, Grayson Ga, McDonough, IMG_0229Peachtree City and surrounding cities. Call Us Now! (770) 846-7983 We are the sod company you can rely on for the best installation, repair, and maintenance.

Planting sod on your lawn can be one of the fastest ways to increase the value of your home and influence potential buyers. The real estate market is still not very stable, and the buyers market is at a great advantage right now. Increasing your homes “curb appeal” attracts a great deal more attention of potential buyers, but it also make’s it stand out a great deal more compared to other homes on the market.
One way to add value to your home and make it attractive to potential buyers is to have a beautiful, green, lush lawn with plenty of curb appeal. A spotty, patchy lawn looks unmaintained, and can deter potential buyers.
Planting sod takes a bit of consideration and planning. Whether you will be planting sod yourself or hiring professionals to do it for you, you should always do some research on the type’s of grass available, and make sure the preparation is done properly.
Planting sod is like painting, the quality of the job and the end result is determined by the initial preparation. Sod will root much deeper and grow much quicker when the underlying soil is fully prepared ahead of time. Solid, beautiful turf needs four things to thrive:

  • Sunlight
  • Nutrients
  • Air
  • Proper Watering

Before planting sod, make sure your soil is nutrient rich and ready for the type of grass you have chosen. In order to properly analyze your soil, it is suggested that you test the pH of your soil. If your soil is too acidic, it requires lime to balance it out. Alkaline soil requires the addition of sulfur or gypsum. To determine the appropriate level of additives and/or nutrients to your soil to ensure a proper pH level, consult a sod expert or a garden professional.
Tilling up the ground to a depth of at least two inches before adding your topsoil is critical for control weeds in the future, as well as aerating the soil and preparing it properly for the new sod. Your soil may require the addition of topsoil in order to give the sod the strongest foundation it needs in order to take root. Tilling the soil is the best way to allow for proper mixing between the new topsoil and the existing subsoil. Tilling should also include incorporation of any new topsoil, sand or compost and lime. Additional nutrients should be applied prior to laying sod and lightly raked into the tilled soil. Consulting a sod expert is the best way to ensure you will have the best prepared soil for your newly planted sod.
These steps help you better prepare your yard for planting sod. By taking the additional time to make sure the ground is in the best possible condition before you begin planting sod, you have the best opportunity of increasing your home’s value with an amazing looking lawn. We are also available for sprinkler system installation. Lawn sprinklers are also an easy way to keep your new sod looking great without having to deal with the hassles of dragging hoses and moving portable sprinklers. Let us make sod maintenance simple and straightforward with a new irrigation system. Ask your landscaper today about combining sod and sprinkler installation!

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