The 2nd Step of The Process

sod-installationWe begin watering lawn within 30 minutes of installation. Sod grass is a living plant that requires ground installation in hot weather, protect un-laid sod by placing stacks in shade, covering with moist burlap sacking, and/or lightly sprinkling, making sure to moisten the sides of the pallet not just the top.

Begin installing sod along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk. Butt and push edges and ends against each other tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps. Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife, machete or stick edger to trim corners, etc. Avoid leaving small strips at outer edges as they will not retain moisture. On slopes, place the sod across the slope. This will keep heavy rainfall run off from cutting trenches between the seams of the sod.

To avoid causing indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on the sod while it is being installed or just after watering.  Roll the entire area to improve sod /soil contact and remove air pockets but this step may not be necessary if preparation is good.

The 3rd Step – Sod Maintenance

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