- Clean out all the debris from the area to be soded, remove all the old grass and weeds.
- Make sure you loosen the earth so the roots of the new sod can penetrate easily.
- Grade and level out the area so that it is as straight as possible.
- Use a high nutrient premium soil and make sure you have 4 to 6 inches for optimal root growth.
- Add a fertilizer for maximum root growth.
- Rake the area to make it smooth and level.
- Lay the first row against the sidewalk or driveway which will make you start against a straight line.
- Lay the sod so that joints don’t fall in a straight line.
- make sure that the joints are nice ant tight.
- Use stakes on slopes to prevent the sod from sliding.
- Cut the sod with a knife in areas around obstacles.
- Fill a roller with water and pass it over the area. This will make sure that the roots are pressed against the soil and you will eliminate any air pockets under the sod.
- Water as soon as possible, preferably around 7 or 8 in the morning , 2 hours per day over a period of 2 weeks,