Sod Installation | laying sod

how to lay sod, diy sod installationWe offer free estimates to those folks who are interested in having a lawn installed. What you’ll likely find, is our price installed is better than you could do on your own. By the time you rent the equipment, purchase the sod and figure out what to do with the old lawn, you’d have actually spent more money. So give us a call for a free no-obligation estimate today!

DIY Sod Installation

Laying sod is a lot of work, but not too complicated a process, for a homeowner to tackle. It does help to know a few things.

Laying Sod Preparation

First, make sure the soil/surface you are planting the sod to is reasonably free of stones and large chunks of old grass and weeds. Secondly, you might (not necessary) purchase a light starter fertilizer to put down on the soil prior to the sod. Third, how to lay sod. Now it’s important to do that last step correctly so remember:

How to Lay Sod

Laying Sod should be laid as soon as it is delivered.

Sod seams should not line up. Imagine the bricks on your house and follow that pattern.

It is best to start using a straight edge if possible. But remember to start at the top of the yard so not to trample the new plant.

Make sure all the joints are adjoined tightly.

Once the lawn is installed, if you have access, a roller can be used to eliminate air pockets and create a good bond between sod and soil.

Finally, water the lawn. Forget using the clock in the equation. Make sure the soil is muddy underneath.

If this overview, did not answer all of your questions, please give us a call. We can answer more specific questions about shade, adding topsoil, etc.

When Should You Lay Sod

Laying sod can happen anytime during the growing season although spring and early autumn are best because cool temperatures combined with occasional rain help sod quickly root. If you lay sod in summer, water at least once a day for several weeks. Begin by preparing the soil.