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Old 03-07-2008, 08:31 AM
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dumb question here but I've never purchased sod. Can you purchase just "strips" or do you have to buy a "pallet minimum"?

You can drive to Super Sod in Pineville and buy strips for like $4 a strip.

You'd need to check there hours to see when they are open. 8-5 during week I think. In spring they start being opem on Sat at some point.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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Do you have to have the proper 2" of top soil for sod, or, can I lay it on say half an inch of soil with sand below that?

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Who is "they"? Are they using the thier own water?

Also, I was going to plant my grass this weekend but now they are calling for Snow. Will the cold weather hurt my grass seed? Perhaps I should wait.....
They is MI homes and yes they are using their own water. They bring in a truck that gets its water from a private well.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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They is MI homes and yes they are using their own water. They bring in a truck that gets its water from a private well.
Unless the private well is in Michigan I think it's a bizarre waste of resources.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Nonw for us since last July they stopped. We got it in June and ours didn't take so I had to fight but finally won new sod whenever that will happen. Our builders are seriously predicting in a year or two!!!!
Your builders are full of beans. If they plant it now it will take, especially if its Bermuda. Planting any grass in the summer is a bad idea.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Do you have to have the proper 2" of top soil for sod, or, can I lay it on say half an inch of soil with sand below that?

Thanks!
Best to till the soil 4-6" deep.

I would till one round first.

Then go back and till with a good organic fertilizer.

Top that with lime if your soil needs it (if it's clay it probably does). Give one last light till to work everything in.

You don't need sand.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Unless the private well is in Michigan I think it's a bizarre waste of resources.
Well opinions are like.......
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Best to till the soil 4-6" deep.

I would till one round first.

Then go back and till with a good organic fertilizer.

Top that with lime if your soil needs it (if it's clay it probably does). Give one last light till to work everything in.

You don't need sand.
you da' man....thanks for the help and to ADR too...
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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I have 2 boxers as well! They're so rough on the yard. Here you can see them just kicking up the dirt. Don't be alarmed, I promise they're just playing.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4...108AauWThi5buZ
Ha, they are pretty much bigger versions of mine... they love to play fight. Mine are only 9 months old and they have destroyed a lot of my fescue. You can literally see them tear it up as they play. Bermuda should hold up better and you get the advantage of its "self fixing" ability. It looks like vines when you look real close so if there is a bare spot it will eventually be covered.

I just purchased my seed today and will put it down with starter fertilzer after work.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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Best to till the soil 4-6" deep.

I would till one round first.

Then go back and till with a good organic fertilizer.

Top that with lime if your soil needs it (if it's clay it probably does). Give one last light till to work everything in.

You don't need sand.
Thanks. But, all I have is sand that I am trying to plant grass on (an old sand pit). I am hoping to only put 2" of soil over that and plant grass or sod.
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