What’s the Best Way for You to Laying Sod after Tree Removal?
Call us a 281-431-7441. How should you be laying sod after tree removal? This is Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talking about this topic. Michael grew up in the grass business and he delivers top-quality turfgrass sod grown on his family farm in Bay City, TX. Whether you need St. Augustine sod, Bermudagrass, or Zoysia sod, you’ll be very happy with the sod we deliver at Houston Grass South.
Here’s Michael’s video.
This is a summary of Michael’s video.
How should you be laying sod after tree removal? It can be kind of . . . the first thing you need to do, we talked about earlier, you do need to remove all of the wood chips or anything like that. That’s not good for growing grass. You need to remove all that and you need to fill that hole, depression, or whatever area we’re talking about, with good quality top soil.
You need to also somewhat pack that area, too, before laying sod. I might even recommend filling the area with that dirt and giving it a week or two to settle, maybe even watering the area. If you just fill it with loose dirt, then lay the new grass over top of that, and then water it, you’re probably going to have a sink hole there, eventually, as that dirt underneath it settles. If you can get that dirt to settle before you lay the new grass, that would be better.
Sometimes, I’m not sure what it is, but people come to us a lot. I don’t know if an existing tree changes the pH of the soil or exactly what it does, but I have heard of instances where people have trouble growing new grass, even with replaced top soil over an area where a tree used to be. That I cannot answer.
I do know that you need to remove all the wood and things like that. Get good quality top soil in there, level it up and settle it before you lay the new grass on it. Then take care of it as you normally would.
If you have questions about the video or questions laying sod after tree removal or about our turfgrass sod products and services, please call us at 281-431-7441. We’re located in Arcola, TX, which is on the south side of Houston and our office is just off Highway 6, on FM 521. We’re also just a few miles east of Sienna Plantation.