How to Install Sod in Orange County

Orange County on average experiences 278 sunny days per year. The area’s warm Mediterranean climate provides the perfect growing conditions for many types of vegetation, including healthy sod grass lawns.

Follow these steps to learn how to install sod in Orange County

  • Prepare soil Loosen the top 6 inches of soil with a rototiller. Spread 2 inches of topsoil. Till in amendments. Then, based on the results from your soil test, use a spreader to lay down the appropriate starter fertilizer, and then lime if needed.
  • Level the surface Use an iron rake to knock down any high spots and fill in low spots so the soil is level and 1 inch below the grade of any paved surface, such as a walkway or driveway. Water lightly to dampen the soil.
  • Lay the first row Find the longest straight edge in your yard. Unroll the first roll of sod along it. Keep off the sod while you are installing it, and rake out any footprints as you go. Smooth out loose areas or wrinkles, patting down the sod so it’s flat against the soil underneath it, with no air pockets.

Where to Buy Sod in Orange County

Whether you need to buy sod in Irvine, or need to buy sod in Anaheim, looking to buy sod in Laguna or wanting to buy sod in Costa Mesa, Orange County Sod Farm has you covered from the coast to the inland areas of Orange County. We supply the highest quality, freshest sod in Southern California. Call us today for a sod quote. We won’t be undersold on the price of sod. We deliver sod cut from the farm within 24 hours. Delivering sod to all Orange County locations. See the types of sod we supply.

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