Laying sod can be the perfect DIY project. Follow the four easy steps below and you should have your beautiful lawn in no time.

1 Preparation

Remove vegetation and rocks. Ground should be firm and 1″ to 1 1/2″ below walks or driveway. Spread area with starter fertilizer provided with your sod.

2 Installation

Begin to install your sod immediately after delivery. Start laying your sod along a straight edge such as a walkway or driveway. Butt joints tightly together, do not overlap. Stagger joints similar to rows of bricks. Use a sharp knife to cut the sod around curves and borders.

3 Watering & Rolling

Start watering within 30 minutes even if all the sod isn’t installed yet to prevent wilting and drying. Never let the sod dry out.

Completely water your new sod to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. Keep your new lawn moist, but not soggy during the first 7 to 10 days after installation. In hot weather, water twice a day for the first 3-5 days.

Roll to smooth and level your sod, pressing out air spaces below the sod and sticking the joints together.

4 Maintenance

With proper care it will be a permanent enhancement and provide beauty for years to come. It is preferable to mow regularly, removing less grass height as opposed to mowing taller grass less frequently. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the grass height in a single mowing. Fertilize regularly 4 times a year.


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