Have the ground prepared before you order your sod. THE SOD SHOULD BE LAID WITHIN 24 HOURS OF DELIVERY. The easiest way to begin laying sod is to start off a straight edge, such as a sidewalk or driveway. If you have an oddly shaped area, create a straight line using spray paint or a string line. With each roll of sod, tightly fit the ends and edges together. Lay out the sod in brick-work fashion. Once you have finished installing your grass, go over the area with a roller to ensure good contact between sod and soil. However, if the ground is prepared smoothly, this is not a necessary step. It is most important to slowly saturate the ground immediately after laying sod. MAKE SURE THE UNDERLYING SOIL STAYS MOIST FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST TWO WEEKS.
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