New sod or seed

Soil is the foundation for your lawn and gardens. Everything you plant and grow depends on the soil that supports them.

Preparing the soil prior to installing landscaping promotes a healthier landscape and uses less water. An ideal soil for landscapes is composed of 45 percent minerals (clay, silt and sand), 5 percent organic matter and 25 percent each of water and air.

To achieve this, most soils in Cheyenne will need additional organic matter and will need to be tilled to lessen compaction and mix the organic material into the soil. 

Amend the Soil Prior to Installing New Sod or Seed

  1. Add a minimum of 3.5 cubic yards or compost or other acceptable organic material, see below, per 1,000 square feet of the area to receive sod or seed. This works out to be a little over an inch spread across the area.
  2. Disc or rototill the organic material into the soil to a depth of 6 inches.
  3. Acceptable organic material includes compost, aged manure, or peat moss but does not include fertilizer or polymers.
  4. Water a half inch of water daily for two weeks, then water a half inch every other day for two weeks.
  5. From May 1 to September 1, no watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

New Sod/Seed permit application form

A permit is needed for the applicant to water the new sod/seed more than three days per week. Please click here for the application form. The application form can be mailed, emailed to or dropped off at 2416 Snyder Ave. Once reviewed and approved by the Board, a permit will be provided for you to display while you are establishing your new lawn. 

For more information, ph. (307) 637-6415.

Did You Know?

Adding compost or other acceptable organic material, as described here, is proven in neighboring communities to reduce watering needs by 20 percent.
A little effort today will save money for the life of your lawn.