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How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

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How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

How To Lay Sod:

5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

Learn how to lay sod in five quick steps to get the lush, green lawn your landscape deserves! Fresh sod not only makes an instant impact, it's vital for proper lawn care treatment for damaged areas. Are you ready to roll? Let's get started!

Note: A dense healthy lawn is the best weed control as the weeds have no place to get started. If your neighbours or your previous lawn had insect problems, check your lawn regularly as control measures may be necessary.

1. Prep the area and lay the sod

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

Rake the soil and sprinkle with water to prep the surface, ensuring there are no low areas. Fill holes with topsoil to avoid gaps between the soil and the sod. Lay the first roll of sod along your sidewalk or curb in a straight line. Then continue to lay sod in a brick work pattern, staggering the edges of each row of sod.

2. Position and unroll each row

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

Place your next roll beside the first row. Unroll the turf tightly beside the first row of sod as you go, ensuring there are no gaps. When sodding a sloped area, lay the sod horizontally; stake the sod if necessary.

3. Trim the sod for clean edges

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

Cut off any uneven edges wherever necessary with a sharp knife or the edge of a shovel. Shape to fit the area.

4. Level your sod with a lawn roller

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

After all the sod has been laid, roll your new lawn with a lawn roller filled with water. Roll to remove any air pockets and to ensure your sod makes good contact with the soil. If extremely dry, wet the newly laid sod before rolling.

5. Nourish your new sod with plenty of water

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

Immediately after installation, thoroughly water. Use a sprinkler to enable one section to be watered while working on the next. Apply one inch of water depending on the conditions. Check by lifting corners to see if water has penetrated through to soil.

How to keep your sod thriving after installation

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

What's the best time of the year to install your sod? How long does it take to install? Watch our video for common questions and helpful tips to let your new lawn flourish.

Note: A dense healthy lawn is the best weed control as the weeds have no place to get started. If your neighbours or your previous lawn had insect problems, check your lawn regularly as control measures may be necessary.

How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf How to Lay Sod: 5 Quick Lawn Care Steps For Laying Turf

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