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How to Install Sod
Step 1: Measure Your Area
Each pallet of sod covers 450 square feet. If you have your square footage of what you need to cover already just divide 450 into your square footage amount to get how many pallets you will need. If you do not know how many square feet that you need to cover click the link below to outline your lawn for correct measurements.
Step 2: Ground Preparation
Kill and remove any existing grass or weeds. Remove debris, large rocks, construction material etc. Apply 1 1/2-2" compost across area to be sodded. Establish a rough grade 1 to 1 1/2 " below sidewalks, sprinkler heads etc. Water the soil. The soil should be moist but firm. Rake for final grade.
Step 3: Laying Sod
Install your sod within 6-12 hours of receiving. Lay the first strip of sod along a straight line. Butt joints tightly- do not overlap edges. When laying the second strip, stagger the joints, much like laying bricks. Use a sharp knife to cut sod to fit curves, edges, sprinkler heads, etc.
Step 4: Water! Water! Water!
Start watering immediately after installation. Soak the grass thoroughly until water is standing in puddles. After this initial irrigation, water the grass once a day for the next 2 weeks. Once grass is established and rooted, give your lawn one deep irrigation per week. This may need to be in increased during extreme heat and drought times or decreased in rainy periods.
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