Originally Posted by lawnboy
I am so mad, we got sod on thurs at 4pm and laid it the next morning all day, and half the crap is dead today. All the lawns have irrigation too. I'm wondering if the rain on the sod over night thurs had something to do with it, because when we were laying it it seemed awfully hot. Either that or it was sitting at the sod farm for a long time. pisses me off
Sod should be cut, rolled, loaded, unloaded, and then laid all within a few hours time. It shouldn't be sitting more than a few hours, unless it's really cool outside and it's in the shade, and even then more than 6 or 7 hours and your pushing it. Next time if it's cool enough out ( 50-60 deg.) over night, soak it down with water while it's in the shade. But, even then, it's still a coin toss if it'll live. That method should only be used if there is absolutely no way to put it down. The best way to do it, is order the sod and have it cut the morning you are going to lay it, and as it comes off the truck, put it on the ground. Storing sod overnight doesn't work very often. I second what 5 Star said and start tearing it out before it really starts looking bad because it's not going to come back, especially now. It's too hot out.