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Couldnt install sod, was rained out, sod is browning?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by MowinginEureka, May 6, 2010.

  1. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    So yeah, a week ago, the sod rolled in on the truck. The previous week when I ordered it, it was dry, weather had been dry. Well it poured that weekend, just poured. I have been checking it periodically. Its dry enough now, still wet in a few spots, but I think its dry enough to till and install the sod. Problem is, Im a little worried. I had to roll out the sod, I watered it a few times but now its starting to brown a little. I am going to go install tomorrow. Anything I should worry about?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    I would worry about losing your butt on that one, it doesn't sound good.
  3. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    We try to install sod the day it is cut or next day worst case...next time check the forecast before ordering the sod. Water twice a day and it will prob bounce back.
  4. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Errr. Can you be a little more specific?
  5. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Yeah, I did check the forecast. It was supposed to be dry. Its the coast...weather people were way off...I will have him water twice a day. Is there anything I should do to help make sure it takes root?
  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    Just make sure its well watered.
  7. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Thanks for the advice, makes me a lot less worried. Im NOT looking forward to rolling it all back up and loading, then unloading and installing....ugh...Should have bid higher...Live and learn, live and learn....
  8. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ...
    Messages: 1,267

    once I see that I am going to be unable to work due to conditions, I cancel or delay all orders right away. Then you dont have this problem. That is what you should have done
  9. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 461

    Its burned up so get new sod. I've seen companies lose multiple semi's of sod just because a work truck broke down :rolleyes:.
  10. bigslick7878

    bigslick7878 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    I don't see any reason why you need to order sod a week ahead of time either, I can order mine at 2pm one day and have it delivered the next morning.

    But anyway it is brown from lack of sunlight, water it and it will recover.

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