We're often asked, "how much dirt do you remove when you harvest sod?" The answer is... not much. When you get your sod, with the grass neatly spiraled inside of a layer of dirt, you'd assume we'd slowly be chipping away at our fields. That isn't the case. In fact, if you were to look at our fields 20 years ago, the level of the fields looks nearly the same.
When we harvest a roll of sod, typically only about a quarter of an inch of soil is harvested along with the grass. In that, you've got healthy roots, healthy soil, and a layer that keeps it all together. After our fields are harvested, we let nature do its job. In the time between harvesting and planting, you'd drive past the farm wondering "well what could they possibly be doing over there?" Sometimes, it might look a little bit crazy, but by letting the fields grow naturally, we're able to till all kinds of nutrients into the soil when we work the ground for the next crop.
Then the next year, we do it all over again.