While many grass varieties will eventually crowd out weeds, it’s still good practice to minimize weed growth before you start putting down sod. There are several ways to accomplish this including pulling weeds manually or using herbicides such as Round Up to kill and remove weeds.
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Although often not critical, it may be beneficial to add to your lawn’s topsoil base. Many varieties of topsoil are available ranging from low-nutrient “fill” that basically adds depth for holding moisture, to more expensive topsoil-compost mixes that will add beneficial nutrients to your lawn.