If you envy your neighbor's lush, green lawn, it’s time for some instant gratification at your place. The least expensive way to get green is to invite your friends over and promise cold beverages in exchange for helping you lay sod in your yard. By installing it yourself, you'll save half the cost of the project. Sure, you’ll get your hands dirty, but in the end, your yard will compare to your neighbor’s, and everyone who visits will admire your handiwork.
Wish I would have know this trick over 4 years ago. It would have saved countless hours of taking sod out & would have produced healthy soil also! Put cardboard & compost over grass in fall & by spring... you have healthy beds to plant in!