Soil Preparation

Whether you are relying on the professional delivery service of Mile High Sod Farm, or are simply picking up the sod product yourself, here are a few useful tips for do-it-your-selfers to follow leading up to the start of the project.


Step #1:   Before you place your order or actually begin any of the soil preparation, we strongly advise that you call your local utility company to ensure that none of the work you do will be hampered by any underground utilities that may run through your work area.  Make sure that any utility lines are marked off with flags so that you and your team can work around them as needed, and so that your project doesn’t experience any setbacks!


Step #2:   Place your order with Mile High Sod Farm and take advantage of our delivery service or come pick up the sod yourself.

Step #3:   Clean up the worksite–this includes any debris, stumps, roots, rocks, sticks, mulch, equipment, or other obstacles that might interfere with laying the new sod.


Step #4:   Rough grade the lot with a proper slop so that any runoff will drain away from the foundations and window wells of any onsite structures, and fill in any pits or low spots that might hold pools of water.


Step #5:   Soil Amendment and Tilling–add the compost or soil amendment of your choice.  Apply at a rate of three to five cubic yards per 1,000 square feet of the lot that will receive the new sod.  Be sure to spread the soil amendment over the intended sod planting area and rototill this product into the existing soil at a depth of four to six inches.


Step #6:   Final grade–level and smooth the soil with a rake and work out any remaining mounds, bumps, dips, or pits.


Once all this is ready to go, you can install your sod!