- Grade and rake soil to desired contour. For sandy or porous soil, 2 to 4 inches of black dirt or top soil is recommended.
- We recommend the use of a starter fertilizer. It should have a low percentage of nitrogen and higher percentages of phosphorus and potash. The fertilizer should be raked or tilled into the soil before installing the sod.
- Start along the house, driveway, or curb. Stagger rolls, keeping seams tight but not overlapping. Install the sod immediately.
- Trimming around trees, sidewalks and other obstructions may be done with a knife.
- Begin watering as soon as you have a large enough area installed so that you don’t get wet while finishing the installation.
- With the soil moist, rolling is recommended to assure good contact with the soil and to smooth out lumps.
- Watering should continue until the sod roots down. This will take 1 to 2 weeks. Keep sod constantly moist to where the soil underneath is damp.