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Can I lay sod over my existing grass?

Yes, but you need to cut the grass to the level of the dirt
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Question: Can I lay sod over my existing grass?
Top Answer (76% of 25 votes): No.

Answer: Yes, but you need to cut the grass to the level of the dirt
Explanation: but it will not provide the best result.
Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: “All sod must make soil contact to root,” Therefore, the existing grass / lawn must be extremely sparse or you will have to bring in dirt and put it on top before laying the new sod. Additionally, the grade is extremely important; the water flow must be proper.
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: You would need to kill the existing grass with round up and wait for two weeks or so, then till the area, add stater fertilizer and lay the sod.
Martinez Lawn & Landscaping
Answer: No
Explanation: Sod needs to be installed over prepared soil. This means all weeds, debris, and old grass should be removed. The soil should then be pulverized, raked, and rolled before installation of new sod.
Walkers Green, Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: Existing surfaces need to be removed first and the soil properly prepped and graded and I highly recommend installing an automatic irrigation system to guarantee the sod installation.
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Is it possible to overwater my new sod?Top answer: Yes

Does newly laid sod need to be thatched?Top answer: No, never

Approximately how long should it take for one person to install a pallet of sod? (about 450 square feet)Top answer: 1 to 2 hours

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