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Can I install my own sod?

Many homeowners install their own sod.

What is the best way to install sod?

Lay the sod in a manner similar to laying bricks, only horizontally. Start with the longest and straightest edge, making sure to stagger each row and pull all edges tight together so there are no gaps.

How do I prevent gaps from appearing between the rolls in newly installed sod?

Gaps can appear if the sod loses moisture after installation causing the rolls to shrink.  Gaps can be avoided if the new sod is kept constantly moist during the first couple of days.

If the sod turns yellow before I get it installed will it survive?

If you get it installed quickly and water promptly. It will need to produce new blade growth to appear green again.

Can I install sod on a slope?

Yes. Start from the bottom of the slope and work your way up and if necessary use sod staples to stake the sod into the ground to prevent sliding.

Can I install sod during July and August?

Sod can be installed any time during the summer.

What is the best way to trim sod to fit borders and curved areas?

Cut the dirt side using a utility knife to match the border edges.

Is your sod inspected or certified?

All our fields are inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture on a yearly basis.

Can I grow sod in shady areas?

Yes, but all sod needs a certain amount of sun each day. Thinning out tree limbs maybe necessary to allow enough sun to filter through.

Can I use sod to patch dead or worn out areas of my lawn?

Cut out the old grass and patch in with new sod. Patched in areas will need extra water.

What if it rains the night before and everything is muddy?

It is best to postpone installation until the area has dried out.

Is it okay to overlap the edges of the rolls?

No. All of the edges should be pulled tight but not overlapping.

Is it beneficial to roll the sod after installation?

Rolling the sod after installation can help to level out high spots and help ensure proper contact with the soil.