Propertywerks

New sod installation Calgary

300,000+ square feet of sod installed in Calgary

Laying down sweet Kentucky blue grass since 2015.

Sod calculator

Try out our Sod Calculator to get a quick idea of your costs. If this works for you, let's discuss the details!

Book free estimate

Give us a call to coordinate a spot in the calendar, or go ahead and book one online! Estimates are free, no obligation.

In-person quote

We'll meet you in-person to discuss the specifics. We'll address all your questions, concerns, and expectations.

Review & approve

You can expect your quote within 24 hours of meeting.​ Quote includes all costs, no surprises. ​$0 down, just sign & return.

Project begins

Hooray! Your project is in the queue, it won't get bumped for another project. Once the site is prepped, all sod is installed the same day.

Sod Installation from $1.21 /sq ft

Get an instant price estimate using our project calculator below or schedule your free consultation online!

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Comments from our sod clients:

Anna Laure McFarlane
I had sod installed 4 years ago, and despite regular and routine watering, it dried out and died. I called Property Werks back and they were great to work with. They came out and assessed the lawn, and offered a free aerating of the yard so that I could re-seed (which is what I wanted to do). They were professional and amicable. I would recommend them and work with them again.
Candis McLean
Property Werks installed sod and a sprinkler system - totally transformed our back yard in a few days. Beautiful job, from start to finish! Highly recommend.
Alexandra Philps
Lawson and his team are fantastic! They landscaped our entire yard from start to finish and we are thrilled with the result. PropertyWerks planted all the trees and plants, placed sod, put a retaining wall in, and built our fence and "boardwalk." They were also very helpful and receptive to any changes we wanted, and incorporated all of our input. Plus their snow removal team is reliable and makes life way easier in the winter.
Vincent SPICER
Very happy with the quality work that this team did. My back yard was full of weeds and many large stones. The removed the old topsoil (which was full of weed seed) and brought in new topsoil and sod. They did a very tidy job of installing some patio tile and situated the BBQ nicely as well - I didn't have a plan for that, and they came up with a good idea. I was so busy working that I wasn't around to monitor the work. When I came home, I discovered a perfect yard! They took 2 days: 1 day to remove old topsoil, 1 day to replace new soil & sod. Definitely satisfied and happy to recommend Property Werks!

Why choose PROPERTYWERKS?

Every project is important. We understand that the exterior of your home is a big investment. With over 300,000 square feet of sod installed to date, Calgary trusts us to create a beautiful, high-quality lawn. We never compromise on quality, here’s how:

No underbidding to win your business. It's a common tactic for some sod installation companies to offer a low quote to get you in the door, then come to you mid-project with "surprise" expenses. That's not our style. Your quoted price is your final price.

We will be out within 2 business days to meet with you, discuss your project, and provide you with your no obligation free estimate.

You will work with the same project manager from start to finish. We will treat you with respect and integrity at all times.

After you've accepted the estimate your job will be booked into our schedule. Once you're in you won't be bumped by any other job. We work strictly on a first-in, first-out basis.

No deposit is required. Payment is accepted only after the job is completed to your expectations.

When work begins we will take the time to properly grade your property. It's important that the base for your sod has the proper slope and gradient to ensure water is funnelled away from structures, and there are no low lying areas where it will pool.

We provide and install a quality loam to ensure your new sod has the proper nutrients to get the start it needs. We keep the loam moist prior to laying the sod, spread a specially formulated root start fertilizer and then promptly lay down the grass to ensure a strong, healthy start.

Finally we will show you how to properly care for your new lawn, and provide you with detailed instructions. If you have any questions after installation we are always happy to help. Taking pride in our work means that your job is as important to us as if it was our own.

What's the sod installation process?

Lift old sod

If need be, get that old stuff out of there! Sometimes all this takes is a sod cutter, other times, a Bobcat skid steer is needed.

Smooth it out

Next your property needs to be properly graded to make sure water drains away from all building foundations and doesn't pool anywhere.

Add nutrients

A healthy-looking lawn has healthy roots! A thick layer of nutritious topsoil is applied, along with a thin layer of fertilizer to encourage the new roots to get established.

Lay it down

We use locally-grown grass and install it within 24 hours of harvesting. The rolls of sod are installed in an offset formation to give it strength and make less obvious seams.

Hydrate

Time for a good drink of water! Over to you, but don't worry, we'll leave you with instructions.

New sod in Calgary FAQ

In Alberta, sod farms have grass ready to go usually by mid-to-late April, depending how winter goes. You can install sod over the whole season, as long as the grass receives water.

If you lay new sod in April, May or June, the grass can benefit from the rainfall. In July and August, with more people away in holidays, we have more availability in the schedule to book your project on short notice. When installed in the fall, the grass becomes dormant quickly, is preserved by the snow pack and can begin to establish its roots the following spring!
If you have existing grass, it will have to be pulled up with a sod cutting machine and disposed of. In Calgary, old sod must go to the landfill instead of the composting facility.

Once the sod is removed, next your site has to be properly graded to ensure water will run away from any building foundations and will not create pools in the yard or other issues. It’s advisable to lay at least 3” of new, high-nutrient topsoil as a healthy foundation for the new grass. You want to make sure the new grass roots have maximum contact with the topsoil so the finished surface should be completely smooth.

For simple grading, a landscape rake that’s usually 4-5’ wide is good for leveling out bumps and pockets, alternating with a landscape roller to create a firm, even surface. Some areas will sink more than others and need more attention, more rolling and grading, repeating usually three times.

Once graded and smooth, a thin layer of fertilizer is applied to the topsoil, then it is moistened slightly before laying down the fresh rolls of grass.
Depending on the size of the job and accessibility of the area, we use a sod cutting machine or a Bobcat skid steer to lift the old grass up.

We use a private site to compost sod. Unfortunately old sod isn’t accepted as compost by the City of Calgary, so if you’re disposing of it yourself, regular landfill fees apply. In 2019, the City of Calgary landfill rate for sod is $113/tonne.​

Calgary Landfill Rates 2020
Landscaping rocks make attractive tidy edges and are a popular finishing touch after laying new sod. Bark mulch is also a popular finish to edge a new lawn. We're happy to install these for you!
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Thanks so much! We couldn't believe how hard you guys were working! It looks Great.

Sarah and David W.Cochrane, AB

The sod looks really fantastic guys. You did an excellent job.

Tim B.Bridgeland

Everything looks great, we are so pleased! Thanks again for a great job.

Dr. Scott L.Auburn Bay