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Jul 12

Installing Sod

Posted on July 12, 2021 at 5:22 PM by Krislyn Powell

If you are looking at your yard and really wishing you had a nice green lawn, consider installing sod! For new homes, new yards, or simply patching up areas that didn’t adequately come up this year, sod is the way to go. It can give you a lush, instant yard that will return year after year!

The key to putting down sod is to prepare the soil right. Laying the sod is the easy part! To get your yard ready, remove all plant material such as weeds, as well as rocks. Then test the soil at your local cooperative extension office to know what fertilizer is needed. Till the ground and apply the appropriate fertilizer. Then roll the yard to ensure everything is even, and the soil is 1” lower than irrigation sprinklers and the surrounding hardscape.

Wet the area and lay the sod, staggering the seams like you would lay bricks. Lastly, roll the entire lawn and water often, especially during the summer.  The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Agency’s website at has more details on installing sod in your yard.

And you can always visit the Learning Center on our website,, for additional information about caring for your turf.

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