Installing Sod Roles

Sod Installation and Aftercare

How To Install Sod Rolls

It is important not to order or pick up your sod rolls until your area is prepped and ready to install.
Once you have picked up your sod pallets or have had them delivered, be sure to have the grass off the pallet and in your lawn within 48 hours. If the temperatures are higher than 80 degrees, you want to install it within the same day. Excessive time on a pallet can quickly dry the grass out and cause it to “bake” and kill the grass. Rolling out the sod is a pretty easy and straightforward process. Follow these few pointers:
  • Begin installing sod along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or sidewalk.
  • Work with whole pieces, laying them one at a time, end to end.
  • Butt and push edges and ends against each other tightly. Stretch lightly. Avoid gaps or
  • Sod can be easily cut using almost any knife, though a utility knife or linoleum knife is best.
  • Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion.
  • On slopes, place sod across (perpendicular) to the slope, not horizontally with the slope.
  • Work to smooth out any wrinkles in the sod. Pat sod carefully into place, so there aren’t any
    air pockets between soil and sod.
  • Once a roll is unrolled, just slide it into place on the soil… It is much easier than lifting!
  • It’s best to start in an area that is further away and work towards you; this prevents you from
    walking repeatedly on fresh sod that you just laid.
  • Avoid walking on the sod as you lay it, and rake out any footprints you make in soil as you

After installing the turf you can choose to roll the entire area to improve sod/soil contact and to remove air pockets. Due to the clay compact soils, Korby Sod does not roll and allows the weight of watering to compact over time. The visible seams will go away in a few short weeks.


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