Can You Lay Sod Over Mulch or Wood Chips?

Is it a good idea to lay sod over mulch? Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine answers that question in this video.  Call Houston Grass at 281-431-7441 if you’re looking for top-quality turf grass sod at prices at competitive prices!

Can You Lay Sod Over Mulch or Wood Chips?

I ordered sod over the phone. Hillary (forgive me if I misspelled that) was very professional, courteous and helpful. I was not at home when two pallets were delivered. Based on information that I asked Hillary to note on my delivery ticket, the pallets were placed exactly where I wanted them. The sod was far and away beyond my expectations. The quality was/is outstanding. This was a very positive experience, although I must say, I am so glad that I do not lay sod for a living!!!!

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Summary of Can You Lay Sod Over Mulch or Wood Chips

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.

Call Houston Grass for Help

Call us at 281-431-7441 for answers to your questions about the best grass sod for your project.  If you give us information about the location of your lawn project, the amount of shade and the traffic you expect on your grass, we can explain your options and recommend grass varieties.  You can pick up your grass at our office in Arcola or we can quote you a price for delivery and a price for installation.

The Houston Grass office is located a few miles east of Sienna Plantation, just off Highway 6 on McKeever Road.

Our grass sod comes from our family farm in Bay City, so it’s been grown in the Houston climate.  We’ve been in the grass business since 1981 and we’ve built our reputation on the consistent quality of the grass we deliver.  Please check some of the reviews and testimonials we’ve received.

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