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Old 06-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Knitting sod seams?


My neighbour came over and saw me getting ready for sod. He asked if I knew how to knit sod seams. Do I need to do this? None of the sod install guides I've read or watched have mentioned this. He said you take the seams and curl them down and press them together and into the ground when you lay it because the seams will want to curl up like how they were rolled. Then he said when you roll it, it'll push those seams together more.

Everything I've read said not to overlap sod or leave gaps.... Just make then butt again each other tightly.

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Former turf grass manager here who planted more putting green type turf than you can image.

Sewing seams was rather an industry joke. Sod, to work out well, needs to be harvested and planted within 24 or 48 hours of harvesting.

Are you committed to sod for some reason? If your soil is prepped for sod? Hydroseeding it will cost you a fraction and a hydroseeded lawn will establish faster, with less water, and make you much for proud than the hassle of sod.


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Former turf grass manager here who planted more putting green type turf than you can image.

Sewing seams was rather an industry joke. Sod, to work out well, needs to be harvested and planted within 24 or 48 hours of harvesting.

Are you committed to sod for some reason? If your soil is prepped for sod? Hydroseeding it will cost you a fraction and a hydroseeded lawn will establish faster, with less water, and make you much for proud than the hassle of sod.
Is the prep for hydro different than sod? I have 4 inches of topsoil levelled and rolled, just waiting for sod.... Didn't even think to look into hydro seeding. You have piqued my curiosity.
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Is the prep for hydro different than sod?
i do not know. but i would think the grade should be a little, 1" ? higher.
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