Prior to the arrival of your sod, kill and remove any existing grass or weeds. Till your soil to a depth of 3-4 inches and remove any rocks or other debris. Rake smooth. A day two before you begin to lay your sod, lightly water the area.
Begin laying your sod along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk. As you begin the next row, stagger the pieces (in the same way that bricks are laid on a house) so that the ends do not line up.
Lay the pieces together tightly without stretching to prevent weeds from sprouting in the joints.
When you have finished, roll the surface to reduce air beneath the sod.
Water your sod immediately. Irrigate often, keeping the soil beneath the sod moist but not saturated. Puddles should not form on top of the grass.
Follow our recommendations for watering and cutting, and contract with a local pest control company that specializes in lawn extermination.