While sod can be a great addition to your Jackson, WY area property, you might run into an occasion where you need to take it out. Whether you are removing old sod to replace it with fresh grass, or you just want to take the sod out to make room for a different landscaping element, this project can be a challenge. With this article, we’d like to offer some practical advice on how to remove sod, so your land is ready for whatever comes next.
But if you need help with your sod removal project, be sure to contact TLC right away. Not only can we assist with challenging landscaping work in the Jackson area, but we also offer design services, ongoing maintenance, and much more. Reach out today to get started.
This might seem like an odd place to start in an article about removing sod – isn’t the goal just to remove the sod? Yes, but there’s a little more to it than that. You’ll want to think through the project clearly so the end result of your work is exactly what you had in mind. Here are some key points to consider –
Now that you have a game plan and a vision for what you’ll be doing, the next step is to make sure you have the right tools on hand to get the work done. Fortunately, you don’t need anything fancy or expensive for this job, and you may already have it in your shed.
As a starting point, grab a quality shovel with a relatively sharp blade. This is important for cutting through the sod and pulling it up in chunks. If you only have an old, dull shovel available, consider buying a fresh one for this job – shovels aren’t particularly expensive, and having a fresh one on hand could make things go smoother.
In addition to a shovel, you’ll also want a hose to wet the area and a wheelbarrow to carry the sod away once it is pulled. Other helpful items include a pair of work gloves to protect your hands and a kneeling pad for when you need to get down on the ground and work on particularly stubborn areas.
With your tools prepared and ready to go, there is nothing left but to get down to work. Make no mistake – this is physically challenging work that is likely to tire you out as the day goes on. Don’t be afraid to take breaks, be sure to stay hydrated, break up the task into multiple days if necessary, or hire us to help with the construction and excavation of certain projects.
At TLC, it is our honor to work on many great properties throughout the Jackson, WY area. We would be happy to help with sod removal, of course, but that’s just the start of what we can bring to your land. Get in touch right away to discuss your landscaping goals and learn more about how TLC can bring them to life.
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