Hello everyone. I checked for a FAQ or a tacked/sticky thread about this but didn't see one. If I missed it, please point me in the right direction. I'm a homeowner in central Nebraska that's looking to add some curb appeal. The impetus is that the neighbor is getting a new lawn since it was torn up for a basement installation. My current lawn is a mixture of KBG and fescue as well as a variety of weeds. There are plenty of dead patches right now. I have some grading issues too as the lawn is dished in the center and water collects there. The variety of grasses (and weeds) combined with the grading problems and the general poor condition of the lawn has lead to decide on putting in new sod. It's bad enough that walking across it in anything other than boots is begging for ankle pain. I know that I'm getting late in the year for KBG, but a landscaper and the sod farm both said I'd be OK if I get it in before Memorial Day. I decided on KBG for looks and its alleged ability to spread and crowd out weeds. I'm aware it requires more water than fescue, and I'm okay with that. The lawn in question is approximately 1000 square feet, separated into two halves, each half bordered by concrete. Here is the plan: -Spray ag-grade Roundup on a calm day. The farmer I'm getting it from mixes it 1 quart to 10 gallons and recommended 2 oz per gallon for my purposes. -Three to four days after initial Roundup application, spot-treat areas that were missed or are otherwise not dead yet. -Eight days after Roundup application, water lawn thoroughly. -Ten to eleven days after Roundup application, till the lawn. A friend has a Deere lawn tractor with a tow-behind tiller that will be doing this for me. -Once tilled, it will be graded with a slight crown in the center of the lawn with edges 1" or so below the concrete border. -Compact the tilled soil with a heavy roller. -Have sod delivered and laid within 24 hours of delivery. -Use the heavy roller again to ensure good sod/soil contact. -Water 3x per day for 45-60 minutes for three weeks. An irrigation system is not present. Watering will be handled by a common 360* "spinning" sprinkler. -Mow on highest setting 2-3 weeks after laying the sod. The goal is to have this done by May 23rd. Please critique my plan and offer any insights you have. Also, grubs are a problem around here. When would I be safe to apply a product like Grub-Ex? After the first mowing in 2-3 weeks? 6 weeks? Other? Thanks in advance for your help!