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Is Sod left on pallet 3 days dead

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Rick Sullivan, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Rick Sullivan

    Rick Sullivan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3


    I have a small area (750sq ft) that I sodded last week. Because of delays in top soil prep, the sod (kentucky blue) sat for 3 days. it was watered, but sat in 1 day of 100 degree heat (mostly shade) Upon installtion the sod was yellowing some, but not terrible. It still is in that greenish brown state 5 days later. It has been watered 2 to 3 times daily 20 mins. The areas in the shade are doing better. Sun areas worse. the sod is set nicely and seated into the underlying topsoil (5"). the edges are still bright green where they saw sun on the pallet. I have read through some threads that suggest over watering, fungus, under water. Is there anyhting special to indicate care, or is this stuff just going to die. It looks like its trying to take, but I'd like to help it along if possible. Thanks
  2. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    i don't know about Kentucky Blue but i had the sme problem with a Bermuda hybrid.laid it and watered it constantly until it turned green.
  3. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    Needs water every day.
    Where it got sun, it also got air. It needs to breathe.
    Just watch it, it will probably come back.
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Should be ok. Water, water,water.....and say a prayer.
  5. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 898

    should be fine just water

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