Q: I’m having work done on my septic tank. I planted expensive zoysia sod there in 2015 and don’t want it destroyed.
A: I think you have a reasonable chance to save the zoysia if you dig sod pieces deep enough to preserve a lot of the roots. The best way to do this is to rent a sod cutter machine. It cuts a strip of sod eighteen inches wide and two and one-half inches deep. The pieces can be set aside and replanted after the septic tank work is finished.