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Find sod installation companies in Lake Forest, CA

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Find sod installation companies in Lake Forest, CA

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Top 10 sod installation companies in Lake Forest, CA

Homeowners agree: these Lake Forest sod installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Munoz Landscaping

Munoz Landscaping

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Vincent S. says, "Armando did an excellent job on the lawn, Highly recommended with competitive prices. I am very happy with the service and will be continuing to using them." Read more
Greenview Landscape Management

Greenview Landscape Management

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
We will dirve the extra mile to meet custumers bugget. Over 35 years experience All work guaranteed. License, bounded, insure
Lezamalandscaping

Lezamalandscaping

4.5(2)
14 hires on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Lisa M. says, "Friendly and dependable " Read more
The Lane Company

The Lane Company

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
36+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
The Lane Company a Liscened contractor #542050 has been in business since 1988 . Our Classifications include A-General Engineering C21- Demolition thelanecompany.net
Juárez Landscape Y Tree Service

Juárez Landscape Y Tree Service

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
I have over 20 years of experience all that is the outside including Concrete Blocks tel 323 4064111 mi nombre riky
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

4.9Exceptional(9)
1 hire on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Jeff N. says, " We recently bought our first home out in Irvine about 6 months ago. It was ready to move in except for the backyard which was in pretty rough shape. My wife has always wanted a pool so a friend recommended Dreamscapes to us. Our pool and surrounding landscape was completed last Thursday and I must say they exceeded our expectations. The two main things I was really impressed with was that they keep us involved every step of the way, which helped keep us within budget and their utilization of the backyard space. They yard is about 8,000 sq ft which is not huge but they did a really nice job of putting the pool in and some landscaped trimming. Thanks again guys!" Read more
Prestige Home Building

Prestige Home Building

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
Richard L. says, " Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Contacted Prestige to complete a bathroom remodel and because the estimate was very reasonable I had them repair some drywall and install wood flooring in our bedroom. And since that estimate was more than reasonable, I had them finish an add-on I started but couldn’t find the time to finish. They finished the drywall, framed a closet and installed the baseboards and door trim. They also re-roofed the add on as well and tarred all of the exhaust vents on the roof. Hector, the foreman was on top of everything. He and the other employees, David, Fernando, Felipe and Jose all began each day 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time. They kept the “work dust” to a minimum by installing temporary plastic shields and paper flooring every day. The employees worked very hard with hardly a break except for lunch. Hector asked questions throughout the project to ensure our satisfaction. I have good knowledge of flooring and tiling procedures and I can tell you the work done here was great! Little details not known to normal consumers did not go unnoticed to me. The employees were professional and each wore Prestige work shirts everyday. They swept up everyday and left no trash behind (I’ve read horror stories about other company’s employees leaving their lunch trash behind at the worksites). Great employees for a great company. I feel very confident in recommending them to anybody who is in need of a remodel or any other construction needs." Read more
Avidity Elite Home Services

Avidity Elite Home Services

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Lake Forest, CA
At Avidity Elite Services we are passionate about what we do, this passion is what fuels our team to bring an enthusiastic approach and work ethic to each and every job we are hired for. We Make sure to take our time in completing each job down to the last detail. Our clients satisfaction is most important to us (other than getting the job done right), so hire Avidity Elite Services today!

Your sod installation questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does sod installation cost near me?

Sod prices are $0.30 to $0.80 per square foot or $130 to $360 per pallet (450 SF), without installation. Sod installation costs $0.90 to $1.80 per square foot for materials and labor, depending on the grass type and job size. Sodding an average 0.2 acre lawn costs $4,500 to $10,000.

When is the best time to lay sod?

Sod can be laid anytime during the growing season. The best times to lay sod are in early and mid-fall or spring when temperatures are cooler, but grass continues to grow. Some types of sod grass can also be installed in the winter, even though it's dormant. Avoid laying sod in summer. Summer sod installation requires extra water that often leads to disease and fungus.

Who lays sod near me?

Landscapers, lawn installation companies, and grass seeding companies lay sod near you. Use HomeGuide to find top-rated sod installers in your area, get free estimates to compare, and view photos that showcase lawns installed by the pro.

Can you lay sod over existing grass?

Laying sod over existing grass does not work and may kill the sod. All sod must be laid over soil to root correctly. Removing the existing grass and preparing the lawn with soil amendments and rototilling is required to promote a healthy root system.

Do I need to rototill before laying sod?

Rototilling before laying sod works the existing growth into the dirt, loosens the soil, and uncovers buried rocks to give the roots room to grow. Alternative soil preparation methods include adding topsoil for the roots and to improve the yard's grade or laying the sod on the existing bare ground.

Consult with a landscaping sod company to discuss the best preparation method for your lawn.

What is sod installation?

The sod installation process includes:

  1. On-site evaluation, measuring, and free estimate
  2. Project planning, equipment rentals, and sod delivery
  3. Preparing the soil by removing existing growth and tilling
  4. Marking the location of each sprinkler head
  5. Application of soil amendments or top dressing and leveling the yard
  6. Installing the new sod by dampening the soil, raking, and laying the pieces.
  7. Filling in the gaps from previously cut sod scraps
  8. Using a lawn roller to smooth out the sod and remove air pockets
  9. Testing the sprinkler system
  10. Providing watering and maintenance directions

How do I find the best sod installation companies?

Start by searching our list of sod companies near you. After researching and contacting potential candidates:

  • Compare at least three estimates from professional landscapers.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select sod companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Look at their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a written contract, warranty, and detailed estimate.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the most affordable and best landscaping sod services near you.

What questions to ask sod companies before hiring?

When looking for the best sod installer, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been a landscaping contractor?
  • Which types of sod are you experienced in laying?
  • What do your sod services include?
  • Are you and your employees licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are the workers your employees or subcontractors?
  • What license(s), training, and affiliations do you have?
  • Do you charge by the square foot, hour, or project?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Can you provide me with references or customer referrals?
  • What can you start and finish the sod work?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What happens if you go over budget or there are changes to material price?
  • Do you offer guarantees?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Lake Forest sod installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the Lake Forest area.
Fred J.
Excellent job!
Lezamalandscaping
Alex N.
I am the owner of a 16 unit apartment complex here in Mission Viejo. We have a pool here ever since we purchased the property in 2008. However, it was never used and gotten quite dilapidated. The tile started to chip away and the flooring was becoming powdery from exposure to the weather. A friend of ours had used Dreamscapes to build the pool at their home so we gave them a call to see if they could help. They initially came out for the estimate and gave us some great ideas that would bring the recreational area to life. They proposed some cost effective landscaping to accent the pool that gave the place a whole new look. All the tiling was redone, inlets and outlets were replaced, and they even removed the awful diving board. The project was completed last Friday and our tenants there can't stop giving us compliments. I've never seen so many of our tenants out and about as I did this past weekend. Great Job Dreamscapes, keep up the good work.
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.
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