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Remove sticks, debris, and rocks over 1 inch. Weeds should be hoed or sprayed. We recommend that you spray out crabgrass or bermuda.
Rototill to a depth of 4-6 inch and then incorporate a minimum of 2 inches of compost by rototilling a second time.
Grade your site so extra water will flow off the lawn, and away from the house. Slope the lawn bed gradually to the edges, which should be 3/4 to 1 inch lower to accommodate the thickness of the sod. Roll the surface to reveal low areas and fill them in. Re-rake the soil to a smooth finish and add pre-plant fertilizer on top of the prepared lawn.
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