Call Houston Grass South at 281-431-7441 if you’re looking for top-quality Houston turf grass sod at prices that beat the big box stores! In this Turf Talk video, owner Michael Romine answers a question about whether you can lay sod over mulch or wood chips.
Is It Smart to Lay Sod Over Wood Chips or Mulch?
Summary of the Video:
People will ask us if they can lay sod over mulch or over wood chips left from grinding stumps. The answer depends on the percentage of wood chips compared to the percentage of topsoil under the sod. If it’s mostly topsoil, then you probably won’t have a problem. If it’s mostly wood chips, you probably will. You’ll need to get rid of as much of the wood and mulch as you possibly can.
Grass probably would grow on top of wood chips, but you’d have to water and fertilize more frequently and the grass just wouldn’t stay in as good a shape as it would if laid over topsoil. You’ll be better off if you remove the wood chips or mulch before you lay your sod. If there are any depressions left from removing the wood chips or grinding out tree stumps, make sure you fill them in with top soil.
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