Sod Installation How-To



Sod Installation

Many homeowners install their own 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.

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

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.

Sod can be installed any time during the summer.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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