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Interior & Exterior Environment Designs, Inc.

Interior & Exterior Environment Designs, Inc.

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At Interior & Exterior Environment Designs, we operate from our basic belief that honesty, integrity, and the excellent stewardship of the properties entrusted to us is our mission. Our excellence in service defines us not only as commercial landscapers, but as partners in beautifying your home or workplace. By maintaining the most attractive yet cost efficient presentation of your commercial or residential property, we build your trust and establish a lasting relationship. In enhancing the visual presentation of your home or office, we are not only beautifying your own property, but the community as a whole. We strive to make the world a ... View Profile
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Johnson's Lawn Care

Johnson's Lawn Care

Your lawn needs the best service there is and that is what I provide. I can do any kind of lawn service at a friendly price. I am efficient and effective. You won't have a hard time working with me. Be worry free and call me! I am excited to work for you!
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Down Under Services

Down Under Services

Consider all your yard needs and problems solved when you hire us! We provide quality services at a fair price. We treat our customers professionally. Contact us now!
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Mission Hills Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery

We have been in San Diego since 1910 as a retail garden center. We have been doing design and instllation work since 1989. We work on small residental properties and larger commercial properties. We listen to our clients and enjoying turning their yards into gardens they will enjoy. From the greenery to hardscape and irrigation. We plant using organic soils, fertilizers and pest control. ... View Profile
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Lawn Service By Hiram

Lawn Service By Hiram

LAWN SERVICE BY HIRAM Contact Hiram Solis-1(619)713-8667 Qualified "QWEL" Professional Recognized in the State of California.  Website-Lawn Service By Hiram  Facebook-Lawn Service By Hiram Yelp-Lawn Service By Hiram
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The FLIP MY YARD team is designed for lawn/garden transformations that wont break the bank, our team takes a cost conscious approach to designing your space. The idea is simple, we take out the old and replace with the new. Water-wise set up, plants and design? No problem. That overgrown tree needs ornamental pruning? We Gotcha. Pavers, Flagstone or synthetic grass? We do that too. Need to prep your house FOR SALE OR RENT? Ask for the Curb Appeal Deal. Your design is on a napkin? Perfect its now reality. Our team can transform any yard into a water-wise, kid/pet friendly, veggie producing, party having, horse shoe pla ... View Profile
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PLEASE STOP CALLING ME the owner has a new number and i don't do landscaping that number you see is not padilla landscaping so please stop calling!  Padilla landscaping is a small family owned business who better than to work on your next project but family.... Call today for a free estimate I can assure you that you will be pleased with my services... Hardwood *installation  *floor refinishing  *floor repair / partial replacement  *stone/tile/backsplash installation .... ... View Profile
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TAHADA Construction

TAHADA Construction

The history of TAHADA Construction is easy to define in one word: Commitment. Commitment to design, innovation. Commitment to our customers.  WE PROVIDE THE INDUSTRY FIRST TRANSFERABLE WRITTEN  3 YEARS LIMITED WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY FOR THE FLIPPING REMODELING because we take pride in our work. We also have a commitment to our industry. TAHADA Construction has always been a full-service industry leader focused solely on the needs of our clients. This has been our history and is our future... one word: COMMITMENT. ... 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?