Do you have any suggestions on laying sod?

Do you have any suggestions on laying sod?

You can put down sod almost any time of the year.  The key to being successful is proper sod preparation and providing sufficient water to get it established.  Sod needs to be laid over bare ground that preferably has been loosened up with an iron rake – never over existing sod, even if it’s dead.  Also, when installing, make sure all edges of the sod pieces are flush with one another.  Leave no exposed edges.  Once in place, thoroughly water (at least ¼ – ½ inch of water) daily for the next 3 weeks.  By then your sod should be established and you can reduce your watering.  You will know your sod has taken hold by pulling on its surface and it doesn’t come up.

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About AskthePlantMaster

I have 50 years of horticultural experience, am currently a Master Gardener in Central Florida. In addition, I'm a Horticulture Instructor and retired Parks Manager and Arborist. I love plants and would love to help you with yours!
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