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Salinas Sod Installation Companies

Magnificent Landscape

Magnificent Landscape

5.0 (2)
We take pride in making sure all our jobs are done correctly and looking great. Not only does our work shine, so do our clients smiles!
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Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

Mikes Property&Building Maintenance

4.5 (2)
We take on jobs that others wont. No job to big or small. We are small enough to know are customers and pay attention to there needs and wants.
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Mike Benites Tree Specialist

Mike Benites Tree Specialist

5.0 (1)
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Central Cal Landscaping

Central Cal Landscaping

5.0 (1)
Quality work and customer service  In all areas of landscaping. We specialize in installing fences as well as irrigation services . I love to help customers designer landscaping projects and bring them to life
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Arango's Gardening & Hauling Services

Arango's Gardening & Hauling Services

Being one of the leading gardening companies, this business provides reliable lawn and garden care services. These pros are available for interested clients that need lawn care, Hauling Services,  lawn aeration, lawn fertilizing, lawn seeding, lawn treatment, mulching, leaf removal, weeding, sod installation, sprinkler system repair, landscaping, tree trimming, fence installation, fence repair, pavers and walk ways, retaining walls, and tree planting. ... View Profile
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Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc

Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc

Since 1994 Joshua Zelmon Stone Design Inc. has been providing beautiful quality stone work at affordable pricing. Our company strives for the highest level of excellence, cleanliness, and precision working skills. These are just a few of the standards we bring to our projects. We enjoy continuing to work for returning customers year after year. This season let us build your dream project.
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K&D Landscaping, Inc.

K&D Landscaping, Inc.

When you want to change the style of your home’s outdoor landscape, having a high-end landscaping expert on hand can help you seek out the changes you are aspiring for. If you’re looking for landscaping design services, you need to choose a team that will pay attention to every detail of your plan. However, a concept design is merely the beginning of your landscape process. You’ll also need a team of experienced professionals who will install and perform landscape maintenance for the job at hand. ... View Profile
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EB. Landmarks

EB. Landmarks

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Mint Exterior Designs

Mint Exterior Designs

When it comes to turning your landscaping project into something you love. We take the time to sit with the customer and truly draw out the area. All customers gets a job layout PDF with an estimate. We call out all of our materials, this way the customer knows exactly what well be installing.  Home owner can choose to research the matierals installed by name and look up cost on material.  Unlike other installer's we at Mint never put and upcharge percentage on our materials to be fair to the customer.  We choose to go this route because we feel comfortable knoeikn that the customer is already oayinp top dollar for the best mat ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

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, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • 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?