Can you put new sod over old grass?

People often think that laying sod over an existing lawn makes sense and saves time. In fact, laying fresh sod over an existing lawn is no shortcut and could kill your sod and cause you twice as much work. Removing your old lawn before laying new sod is crucial for a healthy root system.

When should I re sod my lawn?

You can lay sod anytime during the growing season, although spring and early autumn are best—cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root.

Do I need to re sod my lawn?

As a general rule of thumb, if your lawn is over 50% weeds it might be best to renovate your lawn and start over with new sod. If your lawn is less than 50% weeds, putting in the effort to restore your lawn by overseeding may be worthwhile. Having a good base for your grass to grow is crucial for a dense, healthy turf.

How much does it cost to relaid a lawn?

The average cost to turf a 50m² area is between £700 and £900, and it’s likely to be higher in London. This includes adding a little top soil, levelling out, and laying, but further adjustments may be needed depending on the grade of grass you’re using and whether there’s more extensive groundwork to do.

Can you lay sod without tilling?

If your yard has soft soil that is not compacted, you can install sod without tilling. This can save you time, money, and result in a beautiful yard. In order to install sod with the no-till method: Test your soil to make sure it is soft enough that tilling isn’t necessary.

Can I lay sod over weeds?

You should never lay sod over weeds. You will only prevent weeds for a short time. Weeds will quickly work their way up through even the smallest seams between pieces of sod grass or push up through the sod and topsoil. New sod is fragile because it has yet to form deep roots and combine with the soil.

Is it better to reseed or resod?

One of the leading reasons why sod is better than grass seed is because it provides us with an instant lawn and instant gratification. It can take all season or even several seasons to get a thick, lush lawn from grass seeds, but sod takes root in only a couple, short weeks.

How do you Resod a dead lawn?

The Process of Laying Down New Sod

  1. Determine the Amount of Sod Needed.
  2. Clear the Area and Remove the Old Sod.
  3. Keep the Soil Moist.
  4. Begin Laying Strips of New Sod.
  5. Stagger the Sod in a Brick Formation.

Is it better to turf or seed?

In the meantime let me just dispel one myth; grass seed does not necessarily make a better quality lawn than turf. The quality can easily be the same; however, the range or choice of types of lawn is generally far greater with grass seed allowing you to have exactly the right type of grass for your needs.

How do you level an uneven lawn?


  1. After mixing your topdressing, wheel your preferred sand-to-compost topdressing over to the areas of your lawn that need leveling.
  2. Use a shovel to spread the mix in small piles on and around the uneven areas.
  3. Use the backside of a steel garden rake to even out the topdressing.

How many inches of topsoil do I need for sod?

We recommend at least 4” of topsoil. The formula for this is 12 cubic yards for 1000 sq. ft.

When to resod a lawn?

You can reseed a lawn at almost any time of the year, if necessary. The grass needs adequate time to get established before winter, however. Ideally, reseeding should be done several weeks before the first frost but after the scorching heat of summer.

How do you prepare a lawn for SOD?

Prepare your yard for new sod by removing the old grass and roots with a sod cutter. Sod cutters strip the lawn of the grass and roots, leaving bare soil. Till the yard to a depth of about 8 inches; remove any rocks; add your soil amendments, such as organic compost; and till again.

What is the best fertilizer for SOD?

The GreenView Starter Fertilizer is the best fertilizer for new sod if you want to speed root growth and nutrient absorption. It also helps in your lawns to retain water and protects against droughts.

How much does a sod lawn cost?

The national average cost to install sod is roughly $500-$800 for a 1,000 square foot project. The cost of sod installation-which can transform a bare patch of ground into a new lawn to enjoy-depends on how much space will be covered with new sod and whether the ground needs to be prepared first.