Sod is a the term used to describe a group of grass plants growing together with just a bit of dirt encasing their roots. Sod usually comes in rectangular pieces, but, it may come in long, narrow rolls. Installing sod means placing the pieces so that they fit tightly together to cover bare dirt where all of the weeds have been killed. Installing sod in muddy conditions is not recommended, but, if you must do it, be sure you never have to walk on the pieces you have already placed.
Materials You’ll Need
Squares of sod (36 by 18 inches)
Knife with 6-inch blade
Start next to the house. Lay pieces of sod against the outer perimeter of the house. Cut the sod with your knife as necessary to fit the border of the structure.
Lay sod around the borders of the road, driveway, sidewalk and landscaped areas. Leave one section of your sidewalk open near the front door. Take your time and trim each piece of sod to fit the shape of the structure it meets.
Start on the side of the sidewalk opposite where you left the gap. Work in sections along the front, around the side and to the back of the house. Continue laying sod along the final side and back to the front of the house. Work slowly and end up at the gap against the sidewalk. Lay the final piece of sod into the gap.
Work gloves are necessary when using a knife to cut sod.
Plan your project carefully. Work methodically and do not walk on new sod for four weeks.
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