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Find sod installation companies in Sacramento, CA

Find sod installation companies in Sacramento, CA

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Find sod installation companies in Sacramento, CA

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Top 10 sod installation companies in Sacramento, CA

Homeowners agree: these Sacramento sod installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cruz Landscaping & Design Inc.

Cruz Landscaping & Design Inc.

15 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Evelyn P. says, "We had several bids on our project, but Cruz Landscaping & Design stood out. The price was fair and the work he was proposing was quality rather than the bare minimum to get the project done. We were very happy with the result. Time and care was taken to get the job done right (and it was fun to watch, too - it was a concrete pour). The result was excellent and we've asked them to come back to do more work. Seeing what was going on, a neighbor came by to ask for a concrete pour on her property that she'd been meaning to do. Once she saw our completed work, she immediately contacted Cruz Landscaping. Great experience, quality work and fair prices. We recommend them!" Read more


8 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Laverne F. S. says, "The work was done quickly and very well." Read more
All American Landscaping & Gardening Services  Inc

All American Landscaping & Gardening Services Inc

11 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Kelly D. says, "I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience working with Monty and All American Landscaping. He responded quickly to our inquiry on Home Guide for new sod in our front yard and came out to give the initial estimate on a Sunday (his regular day off). He spent a good 2 hours answering all our questions and reassuring us. We decided to go with All American Landscaping even though there were other companies that would do the job for less money. I was very impressed by the fact that Monty would be involved with every aspect of the job, not afraid to get his hands dirty. He did an outstanding job and I am very pleased with the results. Our front lawn is beautiful and green again!! I would totally recommend All American Landscaping to anyone in need of their services." Read more

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 Sacramento sod installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
Stewart S.
Very quick response . Scheduled estimate appointment next day. Open and relevant communication .
Michael C.
Our experience with Monty and All American Landscaping was very positive. He responded to our initial inquiry for service quickly. We used Home Guide for the initial communication but then moved to phone calls and texts. We set an appointment for Monty to come look at our property and walked through our vision for what we wanted done. He made some recommendations that we thought were good ones. After the scope of the project was defined, he provided us with a materials estimate and then a labor estimate which we thought was fair. We set up a time for the project to start and he and his co-worker were actually able to complete the entire job in a long 12 hour day. We expected the work to take up to 3 days but they worked non-stop on a very hot day. The work was done well and included weeding, laying weed cloth, redoing drip irrigation lines, laying 2.5 cu yards of river rock and 4.5 cu yds of decomposed granite. The DG was prepared correctly with a base layer, compaction, and a finishing agent. The final look was clean and professionally done. They also removed excess dirt and left our driveway clean of any remnants of rock and DG as that is where we had the supplier deliver those loads. We would definitely use Monty and All American again and would recommend them if you have landscape changes to makes.
All American Landscaping & Gardening Services Inc
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