With the weather warming up, it is common for homeowners to start looking at getting their yards ready for the summer. This may include installing sod to get your grass growing. I've heard from many people that sod won't thrive in New Mexico, but that isn't true, you just have to be sure that you follow the proper steps to ensure your ground is ready and you keep working on it for several weeks after installation.
How to Prepare Your Lawn for Sod
- Remove all rocks and debris from the area. Rake the area as flat as possible.
- Add a peat moss or nutrient-rich topsoil to the ground.
- Using a rototiller, turn the soil about 6-8 inches. Rake the area again to remove rocks and debris you may have brought to the surface.
- Create a…