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Question: I just bought a house, the front yard is caliche, and i would like to know how to grow grass or put sod, the dirt/caliche does not help.

Answer: Anita,

I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you. If you can bring in some better soil say about 4 inches or more that would be best. Loosen the surface with a light rototilling and lay the sod. Then roll the area with a turf roller (available at rental places) and keep the area moist for a couple of weeks to allow the sod time to root in well.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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