sod - Knowledgebase Question

westland, Mi
Question by dascal_b
April 23, 2009
Hi.I have a question. I bought a house but it has a lot of concrete in the backyard.Can I put sod on concrete?Do I have any solutions other than tearing away the concrete to have grass?

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2009


It's a nice thought, but turfgrass has deep roots and any sod you put on the concrete will quickly die. How about building a raised bed, 8-12 inches high - or higher, filling it with topsoil and laying your sod in the bed? An 8-12 inch soil base will keep the roots of the sod happy. And, you can add a few planters full of annuals or perennials for color. Hope this works for you!

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