Step by Step Instructions
Prep the Area & Lay the Sod
Rake the soil and make sure it's level, then sprinkle with water to prep the surface. Fill any holes with topsoil to avoid gaps between the soil and the sod.
Lay the first roll of sod along your sidewalk, curb, driveway, patio, or garden, making sure it's in a straight line. Continue to lay sod in a brick work pattern, staggering the edges of each row of sod.
Position & Unroll Each Row
Place your next roll beside the first row. Unroll the turf tightly beside the first row as you go, ensuring there are no gaps. When sodding a sloped area, lay the sod horizontally and use stakes, if necessary, to pin the sod in place.
Trim the Sod for Clean Edges
Cut off any uneven edges wherever necessary, using your utility knife. Shape to fit the area.
Level Your Sod with a Lawn Roller
After 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 the sod is extremely dry, wet the newly laid rolls before rolling them.
Nourish Your New Sod with Plenty of Water
Immediately after installation, thoroughly water your lawn. Use a sprinkler to have one area watered while you're working on another so that as much of your lawn is watered as possible.
Apply 1 in. of water, depending on conditions. Check to see if the water has penetrated the soil by lifting corners of the sod.
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