I have a new house that has no landscaping in the back. I want to sod
St Augustine, but due to the size (probably 4000 sq ft or so) the cost
concerns me. Would it be okay to checker squares (the full
rectangular piece that comes in the pallets, not plug size) of sod? I
was thinking of just laying it down so the corners meet, maybe some
overlap, so I would need 40-50% less sod. Would this work? I don't
mind if it takes some time to establish, I just don't want the sod to
die and have to start over again. Would there be problems with the
grass not being level?
The ground is soft clay/sand, properly graded.
Why don't you sod the "perimeter" in a wavy, flowing "golf-course putting tee"
fashion to the degree you can afford, and plant grass seed on the middle?
That way, you can tend to your gardens, shrubs, etc from an established lawn
and the middle can take it's own sweet time to establish, undisturbed.
No. Don't do it. Just lay the sod with no overlap and no gaps. The areas
between your pieces, if you "checkerboard" will never fill correctly.
There's around 500 sq feet of sod on a pallet so you are going to need at
least 8 pallets. If you buy it yourself and lay it yourself you can do it
for as little as $100 per pallet.
On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 09:19:11 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@home.NOT wrote:
As an added note. I did this in a decorative area - kind of a nook.
The bumpiness was not important because there was no real traffic, and
I could hide the topography by setting the mower real high.
You probably don't want to do this in a large area that you actually
use for walking, running etc.
Roy - Carpe Noctem
You will probably regret doing this later on. A more economical way
is to order a load of topsoil and compost, cover the area as evenly as
possible, heavily seed, top with straw and keep it moist for 3-4
weeks. Fall is usually the best time of year to do this due to the
intense summer heat can kill the tender seedlings.
Don't sod the whole thing. Only sod where it will track into the house if not
sodded. Plant perennials, trees and shrubs in the soil where there is not sod
and use mulch. If you don't want plants, just use mulch. It will take at least
two full years to fill in if you checkerboard.
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:53:28 -0500, "Dick Hertz" <'> opined:
What are you talking about? Holy shit. Is Usenet getting dumber and dumber by
the minute these days? Gone are the days when relative intellects were the only
computer users. Now, anyone with a few hundred dollars can get online.
MULCH has nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do with the level of termites in any
house. It has NOTHING to do with it. Jerk.
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