How Much Dirt Should Be Down Before Planting Sod?

Apply 4 to 6 inches of topsoil to the lawn area before sodding, advises the University of Rhode Island Horticulture Program. Quality soil preparation promotes healthy sod establishment and growth. The program recommends a 5-inch settled soil depth.

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