Step 2, measure and estimate number of pallets needed
Click here to access our sod calculation page that will guide you through the process of calculating the number of pallets needed. You can also give us a call and we can assist you in your particular installaton.
Step 3, Order Sod
Once you have determined the type and amount of sod needed, give us a call to place your order and schedule delivery/pickup date.
Step 4, Prepare your soil
While you are waiting on your delivery/pickup date, you should get your soil prepared for the installation of your new sod. The yard should be graded such that it slopes away from building foundations to avoid drainage issues. You will need to destroy any existing vegitation in the yard. Perform a heavy watering to see if there are any low spots in the lawn, if there are, fill these in to avoid water accumulation once the sod is installed.
Step 5, Install Sod
Once your sod has been delivered and soil is prepared, the easy part is laying the new sod. It is advised to start laying the sod as soon as you can after delivery. Lightly water the soil. Start by laying sod along a straight border. Ensure that each slab of sod is laid closely to its neighbor, as some shrinking may occur after installation. There should be no gaps between slabs, nor should slabs overlay each other. We recommend placing the slabs in a brick like fasion so that. Once all sod is laid you can use a heavy roller to improve the sod to soil contact.
Step 6, Water
This is the most important step in the process to ensure your new sod stays healthy. You should water the new lawn within 30 minutes after the installation is complete. We recommend watering 2 times a day for at least 30 minutes each time. Keeping the sod moist will ensure the slabs are firmly rooted. You should be watering enough to soak the sod all the way to the underlying soil, to test, you can pull a corner back and ensure the soil is moist. This initial watering should last at least a month. Refer to our sod maintenance for how to maintain your sod to keep it healthy.