Can I lay sod on hard dirt?
Keeping this in view, can you lay sod on hard ground?
Laying the sod is the easy part; getting the soil ready so it can keep your sod healthy takes much longer. When your yard is covered in hard dirt, the sod isn't likely to thrive, although it might not die. Instead, loosen and prepare the dirt so your sod can establish quickly and provide you with a lush, full lawn.
Similarly, it is asked, what kind of dirt goes under sod?
Topsoil will make the soil healthier, which will help the sod grow. Any kind of regular topsoil will work. If you don't have access to topsoil, you can use manure or compost instead.
Adding topsoil is not essential for sod but it will provide some benefits. If you cannot have the topsoil mixed into the existing soil, then do not apply it! A thin layer of topsoil prevents grass plants from rooting deeply.