We Got Laid Yesterday!

16 Jun

That’s right, we finally got our sod laid yesterday! We have been waiting to have a dry weekend for 8 weeks so we could get our yard finished. I will admit it really looks good now, but I didn’t just do it for the looks, I needed to control the erosion occurring on the slopes running away from the house.

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We needed an entire truckload of sod, I’m glad I didn’t have to lay it down myself.

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The sod was cut into pieces about 18 inches by 30 inches. The soil with the roots was only about an inch thick but the owner of the sod farm assured Sweet Thing that would be all we needed. The landscaper sent out three Mexicans Latinos about 8:30 am and three more came out about 1:00. They didn’t leave until 9:00 pm and they barely took a break the entire time.

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This is what the side looked like before they started.

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Now it looks like this, instant lawn! Tomorrow I will show you the equipment they used to prepare the soil before they laid the sod.

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Much, much better don’t you think?

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They staggered the pieces and laid them down like shingles on the roof.

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Here is some of the crew hard at work.

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This is the other side of the lawn where the erosion was especially bad. Needless to say, we are delighted with the way it looks for now. If you look closely you can see 3 sprinklers running to water the sod. The landscaper and I quickly realized we had made a bit of a mistake and we should have split the job into two parts. Why you might ask? Well, I don’t have nearly enough water pressure to run 3 sprinklers adequately at one time, let alone 6 at a time like I planned. The weather forecast is an 80% chance of rain tomorrow, let’s hope they are right. More to come!

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2 Responses to “We Got Laid Yesterday!”

  1. pioneer Preppy June 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Looks really good. But now ya gotta mow it 🙂

    • doublebhomestead June 17, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      The landscaper said to stay off of it for 3 weeks. Then he said this sod wouldn’t grow up high like most grass, it will only require half the mowing as the other parts of the lawn. We shall see.

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