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I'm sodding, please help...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fiveoboy01, May 4, 2007.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    This is just for a section of my front yard. It's been graded and my brother put the sod down today.

    Aside from keeping it wet, what else should I do to get the best results?
     
  2. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Roll it to insure that all sod is making contact with the ground - use sand / topsoil to fill in any spaces between seams - don't let it dry out , but don't overwater .
     
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Do not keep it wet, keep it moist.
     
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Thanks for the help, what is the purpose of filling in gaps with sand or topsoil?
     
  5. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Doh, I guess I don't know the diff between wet and moist, lol.

    I'm using a sprinkler, how often or how long should I water?
     
  6. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Even if you keep the seams tight as you lay the sod , there are always irregularities in the individual pieces that often result in gaps between seams . Although southern grasses will ultimately grow into these gaps , filling them in with sand or sod will result in a smoother surface sooner - provides a growing medium for the tillers or rhizomes that will begin to spread as the sod becomes rooted . I just don't like cracks in a new lawn.
     
  8. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Stay off it as much as you can....for a couple of weeks
     

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