If you are looking for a quick fix for your lawn, Thorn is not the company to contact. Thorn has broken down the entire process into a Sod Installation Science. Everyone at our company from the newest employee to the foremen, technicians, owners and even our office staff 100% understand our Sod Installation Process and why it’s so important to our company and to our customers. Thorn Lawn does the job right the first time and you will not be disappointed. A “Thorn Lawn” truly is your “Superior Sod Solution!”
Call for a FREE, no obligation quote
We will come by to review your request and get measurements. Once the measurements are taken we will put together a very detailed in-depth quote that outlines exactly how much topsoil, Sod and all of the logistical aspects of the project as well as advise you on the proper Sod type that will best suit your lawn.
Soil pH Test (*Upon Customer Request)
We will perform a soil test to determine if we need to correct any pH levels either by the addition of lime, (amount determined by the level of acidity which would be a pH of 6 or below) or adding sulfur or gypsum (if it is a Alkaline soil with a pH of 7.5 or higher.)
Prep & Flag
The day prior to installation we do our “prep,” which is clearing the area to be replaced of all materials, rocks, stumps, etc. and place fluorescent flags to mark any irrigation heads, water lines, electrical lines or anything that needs to be avoided. We then strip away the top layer of old sod and haul it away.
Tilling (*Depending on soil composition)
Prior to adding topsoil we will till to a depth of about 2”which will alleviate subsoil compaction and allow the topsoil to bond with the subsoil which improves water movement and root penetration. This will also help control annual weeds.
Fresh, fully decomposed organic topsoil will be added to achieve a total depth of 4-6″.
A starter fertilizer that is high in phosphate will be worked into the soil. The fertilizer will be mixed to a depth of 4” to prevent any root injury to the new sod.
Grade and Roll
The entire work area is then perfectly graded for drainage and evenness then smoothed with a lawn roller to reveal and fill any low spots that would otherwise go unnoticed with a general grading.
The lawn is now ready for the sod to be laid down, the fastest and easiest part of the process. With this degree of time and dedication we give your lawn and soil it will result in less maintenance, smaller quantities of water needed and less fertilizer and pesticide. Your new lawn will grow very dense and recover much quicker from heavy traffic. Investing in a THORN LAWN will ensure your satisfaction for years to come.