Installation



The area should be ready for installation when sod is delivered.  For best results, sod should be installed the same day it is delivered. Never allow sod to stay on the pallet longer than is absolutely necessary or you may experience turf loss. High temperatures or windy conditions will increase the susceptibility of turf damage if sod is allowed to sit on the pallet. If you are installing sod in the heat of the day, cool the ground with a light misting of water to avoid burning the roots. Give your lawn a thorough soaking immediately after it is installed. Apply enough water to penetrate the sod an dampen the soil below. The easiest way to check is to lift a piece of sod and check the soil underneath to be sure it is damp.  Do not over water. You do not want water standing on the sod. Keep the sod moist until it is firmly rooted. This should take about 10 to 14 days. Once rooted you may mow your new lawn at the highest setting of your mower and gradually take the blade length down to the optimum mowing height of 1 ½ to 2 inches.


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