Originally Posted by brvoges
No Help? Come on guys.
I don't do a lot of sod, but it is essentially the same as planting seed. Prep your soil as you would if you were just planting seed, which here means tilling, aerating or any mechanical means to disturb the soil sufficiently so that the sod will root. Sod will not root well if at all on hardpan. I know very few who do this but the next thing would be to use a lawn roller to make sure you have GOOD soil/sod contact. 32K is not a lot of area to roll. Can be done in less than an hour. Or you can use the building contractor method of flooding the lawn daily for 2 weeks. I personally "love" this method as it turns the half inch of topsoil on top of the hardpan into jello and the sod slides around underneath any mower used to cut the by now 12 inch stand of grass. If you have a crew of three, I would think you could do it in a day.