It is advisable first to treat the land against weed, and then wait for maximum of 2-4 weeks before laying the sod. Measure the length and width of the area you plan to install the grass. We advise you to order an additional 5% of the selected sod.
2 Soil preparation
For best results, the soil should be mowed at a depth of 10-15 cm. Soil levels should be 2-3 cm below the paths and alleys. It is advisable to align the soil with sand and smooth out by removing stones, debris, roots, and others. Roll the area where the sod will be placed, it will strengthen the surface and reveal all the low areas that need to be filled.
3 Initial fertilization
Before you put the sod you can use granulated fertilizer with increased phosphorus content to stimulate the development of the root system.
4 Grass installation
It is important to know that the sod must be placed within 12-24 hours after the delivery. Start by installing the first row along the longest straight line and continue to lay down the sod in succession, pressing each roll. Grate the edges of the individual rollers tight against each other without stretching the sod. Use a board or surface on the newly laid grass to distribute the weight evenly, as this prevents dents or pockets.
5 Grass irrigation
The newly laid sod must be irrigated within half an hour after the layout, then need to be irrigated on a daily basis. Keep the grass moist until it is rooted. In order for the root system to reach the soil, it takes 3 to 4 weeks. Irrigation of sod should also be in line with weather conditions, it is advisable to water twice a day in the morning and in the evening during hot and dry weather.
6 Sod mowing
In the first 4-6 weeks, it is advised to avoid frequent or concentrated use of newly laid grass. This will allow the roots to be attached to the soil and the coils to entwine together. In this way the lawn will become flat and smooth. In order to check whether the lawn is rooted or not, raise the sod angle, if your grass does not come out it is rooted. In the first two months, adjust your mower to the highest mowing rate, as it is not important to cut too low, then gradually reduce the degree during the growing season. The general rule is to remove no more than 1/3 of the height of the grass.
7 Grass feeding
If you have fertilized the soil first, you will not need to feed the grass for the first six weeks. The use of fertilizers and chemicals depends on climate, hollow, soil, insects, weeds and disease conditions. If you need advice on fertilizers and chemical treatment, please contact our office.