Yes, if you add a minimum of 4 inches of triple mix soil you will have a better lawn.
Q. Should I leave gaps between the sod?
No, leaving gaps allows weeds to grow in before the sod has time to fill the spaces.
Q. How long can sod sit before it spoils?
Sod should be unrolled as soon as possible, because the longer you wait increases the changes the sod will show damage. The general rule is no later than 24 hours.
Q. When can I water sod?
Your lawn will need 2-3 cm (1 inch) of water within 1/2 hour of installation.
Water daily keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted (about 2 weeks), then less frequent.
Weather conditions will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Your new lawn should have enough moisture to survive hot, dry or windy periods.
Water areas near buildings more often where reflected heat dries the turf.
Avoid heavy use of your new lawn during the first three weeks to give the roots the opportunity to firmly knit with the soil.
Q. Will you run out of dirt if it is sent with the sod?
No, most of the dirt on the sod is actually root mass. Since our sod covers our fields nearly year round it protects our fields from wind and rain erosion which means we actually lose less topsoil than a typical crop farm.
Q. Will the sod match my existing sod?
Yes, the new sod will most likely be denser, softer and greener than the lawn you currently have. Most sod produced in Ontario is a blend of Kentucky Bluegrass, so once your lawn is established and the new sod and existing lawn are maintained in the same way some of the differences will be less noticeable.