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What is the Process of Sod Installation?

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What is the Process of Sod Installation?

When considering the process of sod installation, we understand that it can look pretty complicated and maybe even overwhelming at face value.

If you’re looking for a home project to help take your curb appeal to the next level, upgrading your sod is the perfect way to go. On top of that, if you love learning how to do something new and expanding your know-how, this is a great task to take on.

So what’s the process of sod installation? Let’s take a deeper look at what goes into properly laying sod.

Measure the Space

The very first thing you need to do is measure the space where you’ll be laying the new sod. No one wants to start a big project like this and not have the right amount of sod. On the opposite end, you don’t want to have an overwhelming amount of sod, either! It’s iffy on whether or not you’re able to return sod after you’ve purchased it, so make sure you measure properly. You might even want to measure twice, just to be certain. 

Purchase your Sod and Prep the Soil

Next up, you’ll want to purchase and prep the sod. We highly recommend going with Kentucky Bluegrass. It’s an incredibly hardy and drought-resistant sod and does a great job at maintaining a brilliant green shade when properly tended to.

In terms of how to prep your soil, make sure you’re starting with a clean slate. Get rid of any weeds that might get in the way and rake the soil so that it gets nice and loose. This is also a great way to spot any rocks that might make it difficult for the sod to thrive. This is an important step in the process of sod installation, so make sure you make it a priority!

Lay the Sod

Next up, lay the sod. Make sure you’re laying it in neat, uniform rows. An easy way to make sure you’re getting good rows is to start on a straight edge of your yard. If it starts to curve anywhere, you’ll know that you started at a good, straight spot to get the uniformity that you want.

How to Press the Sod

The next thing you’ll want to do is press the sod. This will eliminate any potential air pockets in the sod while also ensuring that everything is nice and neat, again prioritizing a clean, uniform look. It’s important that you use a high-quality roller to get this part of the process of sod installation taken care of.

Tips for Watering Sod

For the first week, water your sod on a daily basis. After that, switch to watering every other day and then twice per week.

Monarch Sod Has Got Your Back

If you want a beautiful lawn, but you don’t have the time to go through the whole process of sod installation yourself, Monarch Sod can help you out. We are located in Lehi, Utah, and are happy to help individuals and businesses located in the Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley with their sod needs. Contact us today!

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