Recommended tools to help are a rake, a sharp knife and a wheelbarrow and watering utilities close at hand.
Install your lawn immediately upon delivery. Turf is a living plant that requires ground contact and water to survive, so begin watering the lawn immediately upon installation.
During extreme heat conditions, if turf cannot be laid on the same day of delivery, certain precautions should be taken. If possible, place turf in shade and moisten.
All full pallets should be reduced by 50%. Caution: Never cover pallets with plastic or vinyl tarps.
The above is precaution is JUST that, a precaution. It is strongly advised to lay your sod on the
DAY it is delivered for best long lasting results.
The most difficult part of the install process is material handling to where you sod will be laid. Our delivery service can get it as close as is safe to drive to without damaging lawns or structures etc.
The sod pieces can be placed in the wheelbarrow and moved closer.
Begin installing your turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk.
One can use a chalk line off a straight edge to assist as well.
Push edges and ends against each other tightly without stretching, avoiding gaps and overlaps.
Stagger joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a sharp knife to trim corners.
Avoid leaving small strips at outer edges, as they will not retain moisture. Use your smaller pieces or cut offs in the middle sections of your lawn.
On slopes, place the turf pieces across the slope.
To avoid causing indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking and kneeling on the turf while it is being installed or just after watering.
Rolling after the sod is installed will guarantee a sure connection between the plant and the soil it is laid on.
Once sod is in place it is advisable to cover and exposed edges with top soil to protect them from exposure and keep wet during watering.
Lastly a good watering on your new Green Yard Now to give plants a much needed drink. Apply at least 1” of water so that the soil beneath the turf is wet. Ideally 3”-4” of soil beneath the surface should be moist. Turf is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to survive. After 2 weeks, a less frequent and deeper watering routine can begin. Weather conditions and soil drainage will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Be certain that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, or windy periods. Water areas near buildings more often where reflected heat can dry the turf.
Water daily, at least an inch of water in each zone, keeping the turf and ground beneath saturated until the sod is firmly rooted.
If unsure about how much water your lawn is receiving, put a coffee can or other container in the area and measure manually while irrigating.