the greater boise, idaho area

the greater boise, idaho and surrounding area

From repair work, to planting a new lawn, you will be matched up with a seamless yard and feel confident, knowing you went directly to the source.

Roll out your brand new lawn. You can do it and we are here to show you how.

With a tape measure, measure the area of your planned lawn. Include these measurements on a sketch of the lawn with the length, width, and any unusual features. You calculate your area by multiplying length X width.

Schedule your order for delivery after all preparatory work is complete and you are ready to roll out your new lawn. Prompt installation on the day of delivery is crucial to maintain the integrity of your sod. 

Measuring and Ordering

For best results, you want a clear, even grade with no existing vegetation or divots. If you have discovered rock or gravel as you worked the ground, it is advised to manually remove those and any other debris. You are looking for good soil-to-soil contact to help your sod root optimally. Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope gently away from foundations, etc.

If you suspect issues with your site or soil, you can soil test your lawn area with the assistance of qualified service in our area. In some instances, you may need to rototill or spade the area to a depth of 4 to 6 inches and incorporate a well-amended compost. Rake and smooth the soil and water it in, allowing it to settle as needed. This will firm the soil surface and reveal low areas that need more soil. Keep the grade 1" below sidewalks, curbs, or driveways.

Soil Preparation

Install your lawn immediately upon delivery. Begin watering lawn within 30 minutes of installation. Turf is a living plant that requires direct soil contact and moisture to survive!

In hot weather, protect unlaid turf by placing stacks in shade, covering with moist burlap sacking, and/or sprinkling.

Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk. Butt and push edges and ends against each other tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps. Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife to trim corners, etc. Avoid leaving small strips at outer edges as they will not retain moisture. On slopes, place the turf pieces across the grade or slope.

To avoid causing indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on the turf while it is being installed or just after watering.

Turf Installation

Give your new lawn at least 1 inch of water within 1/2 hour of installation. This means you may need to plan your installation in areas or stations, where you can get water on a section, while you continue to lay the next area. Water daily, or more often, keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted (about 2 weeks). Then less frequent and deeper watering should begin.

Weather conditions will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Be certain that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, or windy periods. Water areas near building, rock, or concrete more often, where reflected heat dries the turf.

To avoid causing indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on the turf while it is being installed or just after watering.


During the first three weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your new lawn. This gives the roots an opportunity to firmly knit with the soil and ensures that your new lawn will remain smooth and level.



Your new sod lawn increases your property value significantly. With proper care, it will remain a great asset, providing curb appeal, a soft, clean playing surface, and an improved environment.

Your first mowing will typically occur after about 3 weeks, or once your new lawn is rooted and you are watering less frequently. After that initial cut, mow often, generally removing no more than 1/3 of the grass height at a time. This will ensure proper root development and health of your lawn. Remember to keep your mower blade sharp and equipment in good condition.. 

Fertilizer and chemical applications will depend on climate, sod type, soil, insects, weed and disease conditions. We recommend site specific treatment, over a package system or overall general weed and feed.