FAQs Answered About How to Lay Sod
Call 281-431-7441 for information about how to lay sod you’ve purchased from Houston Grass South. In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine answers frequently asked questions about how to lay sod. It’s not hard to do if you prepare your project area properly and then lay the sod according to Michael’s directions.
Here’s a transcript of Michael’s video.
How to lay sod. Laying sod is a lot like laying tile, is the best comparison I can probably make. When the 18 wheeler brings you the grass after you order it, they’re going to pull up in front of your house, and they’re going to take their tarps and straps and everything off, and then they’re going to use a forklift, they’re going to unload it into your driveway.
After the sod pallets are placed as close as possible to your project area, depending on how close it is to where you’re going to be laying it, you’ll either load it in a wheelbarrow or pick it up with your hands and carry it to your project area. That area needs to be a barren surface with no weeds, or debris, or anything like that on it.
Then you’ll lay it, starting in a corner of the yard, and the best thing to do is to take the pieces, outline them longways around any perimeters like flower beds, trees, fences, and things like that so that you have large solid pieces of grass, as many as possible on the exterior and along your perimeters, because they hold better. And then, one layer in, do your cutting and your cutting in with a machete of some sort.
But it is the most important thing that you do is, make sure those pieces are really tightly butted up next to each other because whether it’s a little seam, or if you were to try to checkerboard it or something like that, wherever sun can penetrate and moisture get on the bare dirt, weeds are going to germinate in those areas before the Saint Augustine has a chance to cover over the area, and it’s just going to be a lot more of a battle in the future.
So like I said, I would say that laying sod is about like laying tile. You get them in there as tight as you can, and of course after the project’s done it’s real important to follow-up with lots of water for a couple of days and depending on the time of year maybe even a couple of weeks. So that’s what I’d say about how to lay sod.
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