I've probably laid more sod, in the past year, than you've laid in your
entire life. I've never seen a sod farm pull 4" of soil on either a "big
roll" or a pallet. Never. As in not one time. Sound's like *you're* the one
that doesn't know how to 'transplant healthy grass'.
Apparently not, if you're replacing sections of thinning sod.
You act like bent's kid. Are you related?
Maybe I'm not. *shrug* But, at least I understand the interactions and
reactions of different flora. That's quite a bit more than can be said for
-If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
I'm not a sod farm idiot. Sod farms don't transplant 4" of soil. I do. It
1) more "topsoil"
2) more healthy root of established grass
I'm not transplanting rolls of sod, I'm transplanting small chunks by the
shovel full to patch small areas.
You're not. And you're close minded and presumptuous as well.
No, you're right. You're not an sod farm idiot. You're just an idiot.
No, that would be you. How many people have responded, agreeing with your
method? How many have responded, telling you that your method is incorrect?
Case closed. *You're* the closed minded, presumptuous idiot, not me. ;)
You got out of your book learning and comfort so fast you have no chance of
thinking on your feet. You have basically no idea of the situation. Keep
spouting your canned BS though, you talk a good game.
how long could a sod Farm continue as a sod Farm if
they actually delivered sod with 4" of dirt attached?
I been reading Eggs for over a year and he is one of the
very few posting in this group who actually displays an
in-depth understanding for plant life.
you jeffc on the other hand, well, thanks for the entertainment.
I'm not a sod farm and I don't have to follow their rules. The more dirt
you transplant with the healthy grass the better, especially since the soil
is better than the soil it's replacing. Obviously they don't do it that way
with sod farms. If you'd been paying attention, you'd understand the
difference between what I'm trying to do and what a sod farm does. Use your
If you have to do it, use loppers. Or hand pruners, if you've got a strong
grip. That's what I use for cutting out the roots of the damned white
aspen that send up shoots all over the yard. (The neighbor is retired
and doesn't have the resources to have them professionally taken down,
and they are too large and leaning too much to make them safe for
Pick out bypass-cut loppers with the narrowest blades, the better to
winkle them down into the dirt past the stones.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
If you don't care about the tree - they make pruning blades for sawzalls
that really do a number on roots. They are about 8-10" long and go
through dirt and roots with ease. I don't know about gravel and rocks.
Maybe look for a carbide blade.
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