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Laying Down Sod...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 90blzr, May 20, 2005.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Gonna be laying down some sod tomorrow. I've read up on it a little, but does anyone have any experience/recommendations to make it go smooth and turn out well? :grin:
     
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    Yeah, have somebody else do it. :p:

    I helped my neighbors a couple of years ago, sodding sucks, it turned out really nice though. Make sure you keep it very well watered.
     
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    Haha!! Naw, I can handle it. And its free, so cant beat that :cool1: Yeah, keep it watered, but not overwatered. Lay it in a staggered pattern kinda like brick work, roll it after its down, etc.

    I think I got it, just checking to see if there were any 'tricks of the trade' :grin:
     
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    We put up a caution tape fence around his yard (it got a lot of looks in our high brow subdivision) so that nobody would get on it at all. I don't know if that made a difference but like I said, it came out really nice so it's worth a shot.
     
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    The yard is inside a block wall, no chance of anyone getting on it. Gotta keep the dog off of it for a while, but he can go in the other yard for a while.
    Got it all til'd up last night. Gonna level it, roll it, etc tonight. Gotta go pick up the sod at Southland tomorrow and git it down!
    DAMN!! Gotta go pick up some Sod & Seed starter still!! My uncle (works for Southland Sod Farms) said it really helps the new sod take bite. Its cheap too.
     
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    give it a good 3 weeks without being on it. water it early in the morning (5 am) and then l;ate at night (7-8 pm)

    also, if there is non sprinkler system, i wouldnt waste your time.
     
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    2 words - Soil Preparation!
     
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    Make sure the soil is damp before laying it.
    Have plenty of cold beer on hand.
     
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    Grab an old serrated edge bread knife to cut the sod with, much easier than trying to tear it apart.
     

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