Laying sod does not require any art or science. Just a little bit of planning and math. If you are uncertain about the math, give us a call or email and we can do the hard part. There are a couple of tricks to laying sod that may seem like art but are really just techniques to help give you the best outcome.
Sod Laying Tips (Art):
- Follow the proper installation procedures - Kill your existing lawn with weed killer. Roto-till the area. Rake it smooth. Spread starter fertilizer. Install Sod. Water. See our "Installation Guide" for all of the recommended installation procedures.
- Start on a straight edge - Pick a straight edge to work off of when beginning your installation.
- Stagger the rolls - Lay rolls in a staggered pattern similar to the one shown above. Staggering the rolls will help hide the seams and make your lawn look great from the beginning.
- Flip to cut - When cutting around odd shapes use a utility knife or other stiff bladed cutting utensil. Flip the sod so it is dirt-side up and start cutting. Cutting the dirt-side will leave you with a much cleaner cut that will effectively slice through the root system. It is also recommended to use a straight edge when making longer cuts. This will give you a nice, clean professional look.