help on steps for new sod
I have begun the process of installing sod on the lower portion of the photo attached and would like confirmation/ help on my basic steps:
1: rototilled weeds to +/- 6-8" depth
1a: rake and level soil
2: spread pre-emergent over sod area
2a: water-in pre-emergent
2b: amend soil with top-soil per soil test
2c: roll soil to a more compact feel
3: install irrigation
4: lay gopher wire
5: install sod
More detailed questions are:
A: I have auto irrigation about 60-70 feet away. Best to tap into this system and run PVC back to the lawn (or use burried poly pipe) or use the hose bibb that is about 20 feet away?
B: I'm on a well that is pumped up to a 5,000 gal tank, then pumped up to my house. (Actually just below the pine tree seen in the photo). Problems with this?
Thanks in advance for the help.