KUT AND KILL INC

(605) 759-4959

27266 Kenworth Pl
Harrisburg, SD 57032
USA

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©2018 BY KUT AND KILL INC

The best Kentucky Bluegrass sod in the Midwest

Not only do we install the best sod, but we do it with proper execution.

The definition of a great yard is one that is thick, very green, smooth across the surface, and weed-free. Reaching this point is not as easy as simply rolling out sod and applying water.

Want an amazing lawn? Hire the professionals at Kut and Kill.

WHAT MAKES KUT AND KILL SOD SO GREAT?

Our professional installation process is backed by over 50 years of experience

The key to great sod installation is surface preparation

Our Process of Sod Installation:

  • Loosen the top layer of soil by raking with a tractor and hand raking in tight places

  • Fine grading is performed with a land-plane to even out the surface

  • Hand shovel finish grade around edges to keep sod level with concrete surfaces

  • Spread fertilizer prior to sod installation (provides nutrients to assist in root establishment)

  • Install sod using our low-impact sod laying machine

  • Hand trim sod along property lines, concrete, and landscaping

  • Roller pack across entire surface of sod to knock down any remaining imperfections

  • Verify proper operation of irrigation system and set up 2 week watering program*

 

*If there is not an irrigation system in place see "Watering Instructions" below

WHAT MAKES KUT AND KILL SOD SO GREAT?

Our professional installation process is backed by over 50 years of experience

The key to great sod installation is surface preparation

Our Process of Sod Installation:

  • Loosen the top layer of soil by raking with a tractor and hand raking in tight places

  • Fine grading is performed with a land-plane to even out the surface

  • Hand shovel finish grade around edges to keep sod level with concrete surfaces

  • Spread fertilizer prior to sod installation (provides nutrients to assist in root establishment)

  • Install sod using our low-impact sod laying machine

  • Hand trim sod along property lines, concrete, and landscaping

  • Roller pack across entire surface of sod to knock down any remaining imperfections

  • Verify proper operation of irrigation system and set up 2 week watering program*

 

*If there is not an irrigation system in place see "Watering Instructions" below

Watering Instructions

Watering instructions for your new sod

<<<  Avoid walking on the sod for the first two weeks as it can cause damage to the roots >>>

Day 1 - Plan Ahead, Avoid Walking on Sod :

On day one of installation, our installers are willing and able to setup your system to begin watering immediately after laying the sod. If you do not have irrigation in place, plan to have at least one hose and sprinkler left out near your watering spigot. If the area is large, you can setup multiple hoses and sprinklers to one spigot using Y adapters to broaden the area to be watered without having to move the hose and sprinkler around to each area. You can also find watering timers at local hardware stores which allow the capability to program on/off times if you cannot make it home throughout the day. Try to avoid walking on the sod for the first two weeks as it can cause damage to the roots as they attempt to reach into the soil below.

The first two weeks :

  • For temperatures below 80˚ F, we recommend watering 2x per day, early morning and late afternoon for approximately 25 minutes on each area, per cycle.

  • For temperatures above 80˚ F, we recommend watering 3x per day, early morning, afternoon, and evening for approximately 25 minutes on each area, per cycle.

 

When to Mow? :

After the first two weeks of initial watering, you can shut down your system and/or stop watering for 1-2 days or until the soil beneath the grass has hardened and no longer feels spongy. For the first mow we recommend mowing  your new sod with your mower on its highest setting to prevent damage. After the initial mow, a height of 4" is recommended.

Watering after 2 weeks :

After the 2 week establishment period, we recommend watering your lawn every other day during the early morning hours just before sunrise for approximately 25 minutes per area. This prevents excessive evaporation as it allows the water to settle into the soil before the sun is glaring down.  During the periods of early spring and late fall you can usually water less because of lower temperatures but keep an eye on your lawn and if it is drying out or turning yellow you will want to increase watering.

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