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The Science
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BioGrass® Soil Preparation Guide

  1. Preparing your soil is necessary to establishing a drought-tolerant lawn. Soil preparation can only be done once before laying your sod. Follow these guidelines to increase your success.
  2. Clear all weeds and debris from area. (Use Round-Up (Glyphosate) or other weed killers to remove pesky weeds. Follow all warnings and guidelines on product.)
  3. For a care-free lawn we recommend a minumim depth of quality top soil to be 2-4 inches.
  4. Spread at least one 50-lb. bag of BioGrass Suståne® (4-6-4) per 2,000 square feet.
  5. Rototill BioGrass Suståne  evenly 2 inches deep into existing soil. This is very important to maintaining deep root systems and proper water run-off.
  6. Level and grade entire area. Soil should be graded to about one inch below concrete.
  7. Water soil to allow proper settling of ground.
  8. Rake and level low spots left from soil setting.
  9. We recommend installing an automated sprinkler system if you don’t already have one.
  10. Lightly rake soil before installation to allow proper contact between sod and soil.
  11. Visit our sod products section or call 801-562-9090 for help choosing and ordering the best BioGrass lawn for your property.
  12. Make sure soil preparation is complete before your sod arrives. Sod is perishable and should be installed within 24 hours of delivery. (See new sod care section for more details.)

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