Sod lawns can be started almost any time of year, except when weather is very cold. It’s also best to avoid installation during a summer heat wave. Water the planting area thoroughly the day before the sod is delivered.

Other tips include:

  • Time the delivery of the sod so you can sod the area in a single day
  • When you lay out the strips, stagger them so the ends aren’t adjacent
  • Roll the entire lawn with a roller half-filled with water
  • Water once a day
  • Mow for the first time when the grass is one-third taller than its optimum height

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