Step 2. Learn how to remove sod out of a yard with a sod cutter the easiest way
The easiest way to remove sod is with a sod cutter. It’s important to remove old turf because a rotor tiller will not break it up. Take your yard all the way down to the dirt if you’re starting from scratch. By cutting out the old sod, you’ll make grading, tilling, and installing sprinklers, and your new sod, much easier.