How do I properly install the sod?
- Sod is perishable. It is recommended that you lay your sod immediately after delivery.
- Water prepared area lightly to settle soil and provide a moist base for the roots. This will also cool the soil, reducing stress on the roots of the fresh sod, (most important during hot summer days).
- Lay the sod. Start 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 to trim corners, etc. Avoid leaving small pieces, as they will not retain moisture well. Place the sod pieces across a slope.
- Roll or pack over the entire area to improve sod/soil contact and remove air pockets.