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How to Install Sod

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SOD INSTALLATION – DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!

SOD INSTALLATION

Before sod installation soil should be settled, damp, level, and free from debris. We are very careful to follow these same concepts on our farm.  We work hard to have our soil level, damp, and free of debris.  Consistency starts at our farm and ends with your landscape.

ROLLS ARE CUT CONSISTENT FOR QUALITY INSTALLATION

Each roll is cut with precision to reduce gaps and overlapping.  Our Computer controlled state of the art harvesters are awesome at producing beautiful consistent sod.

ROLLS ARE LIGHT WEIGHT AND EASY TO INSTALL

Small rolls are lightweight and easy to handle.  Younger children can and love to help install a new lawn from ALL AMERICAN SOD.  It is grown on a family farm and should be a family experience when being installed.

KEEP INSTALLATION STRAIGHT

Start on a straight edge or make a straight edge. Make sure joints are close together but not overlapping.  Sod will fill in very quickly, but a quality job is done right the first time.

INSTALL SOD LIKE BRICK

Stagger the joints like brick work to allow seams to run straight, knit together and prevent joints from creating vertical lines.  Straight horizontal lines are important to help establish a consistent installation.  Try not to follow a curve.  Lay sod in a stair step fashion to maintain consistency.  Sod can be cut easily with a knife.  Linoleum knives, or razor knives are very sharp and efficient for installing sod.

WATER SOD CAREFULLY AFTER INSTALLATION

When sod is delivered, install sod quickly and water completely filling the whole soil profile.  Keep sod moist for up to two weeks while roots are established.  Plan ahead, don’t install sod and leave on vacation.  Closely monitor the watering of sod for at least a week after installation.  Do much or to little water can be detrimental to establishing a beautiful landscape.