How should I take care of fresh sod?
To take care of fresh sod, it’s important to lay it within 24 hours of delivery. If the sod remains on the pallet for too long, it can overheat and kill the grass. Additionally, for the first two weeks after installation, make sure to water the sod thoroughly and frequently. The best times to water are in the morning and evening to avoid stressing the grass. After the first two weeks, continue to water the grass periodically to ensure it doesn’t dry out too much. Rolling the sod after installation is optional and may help with grading, but it shouldn’t affect the rooting process.
When can I mow my new lawn?
It’s best to wait at least two weeks before mowing your new lawn to ensure that the roots have had time to grip the soil. To test this, try lightly pulling up on the sod. If you feel resistance, then the roots have begun to grab the soil. For the first time mowing, set your mower to the highest setting to avoid cutting off too much of the grass blade and stressing out the new grass.
Should I fertilize the sod while laying it?
It’s not recommended to fertilize the sod while laying it because the grass has already been fertilized in the field before delivery. Over-fertilizing the sod can be harmful to the grass. Wait at least two weeks after installation before starting a fertilizing routine.
What is the size and weight of each piece of sod?
Each piece of sod measures 2ft by 5ft, which equals 10 square feet. The weight of each piece varies between 25-35 pounds depending on the moisture content.
How much does each pallet of sod cover?
Each pallet of sod contains 70 pieces of sod, which covers 700 square feet and weighs around 2000 pounds.