The optimal period of time for installation is from early spring to the fall freeze up.
SOD MUST BE INSTALLED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DELIVERY. DO NOT LEAVE SOD IN ROLLS BECAUSE IT IS A PERISHABLE PRODUCT.
Lay sod in a staggered or brick like formation. Make sure the edges meet and the ends do not overlap. If necessary, trim the ends with a knife. On slopes, lay sod across the slope and on steep slopes it may be necessary to peg the sod to prevent it from washing away in heavy rain.
Begin watering as soon as possible, do not wait, as sod needs water within the first hour of being unrolled. Water the sod thoroughly until the water penetrates the roll and reaches subsoil moisture but try to avoid getting it so soft that it is ‘squishy’. Repeat this every two or three days depending on the weather. Use a roller on the sod after watering it to ensure good root to soil contact. Avoid overfilling the roller, don’t go over half full, or you may get a ‘rippling’ effect occurring because the roller is too heavy or the soil is too soft.
At delivery time you should have received our “Guide to Greener Grass” which has been tailored to walk you through general site preparation, sod installation, watering your new sod as well as maintaining your investment.