We all like it when our backyards are looking all green and well maintained despite it being that time of the year when it seems to be dry all over. The secret to having a good lawn is making sure that one installs good sods which lay a good foundation. A sod generally defines the grass patches together with the soil they hold with their roots. It is thus important for us to know the best ways to use when looking at sodding . This will also come in handy when one looking to start a new lawn from scratch. Installing sods provide the quickest way to getting a green lawn while offering quicker results compared to Planting one from scratch using seeds.
The first step is to select a good site. Decide the size of the area you want the sod to cover and get your measurements right. You should also decide the type of grass you want to use for your lawn since there is a variety to pick from. Go ahead and make sure the land where the sod will be installed is well prepared with the soil being well tilled. Remove all stones and lumps ensuring that the soil is even and smooth. You can then apply some gypsium or fertilizer that has high amounts of phosphorous and ensure it is evenly distributed by using a rake. If you have a site that is prone to weeds you should get rid of the weeds in advance. The soil should also be watered before the day of laying the sod and it is also important to ensure the land has a good drainage system. You can also test the pH levels of the soil and get it improved accordingly to the optimum level which should be between 6.0 and 7.0 for the best results.
After the soil is well prepared, you can now proceed to the important part which is laying the sod. It is important that one gets the measurements of the area upon which the laying will be done so as to get sod measurements that are in line with the area. Get the sod and start laying them in a straight line. You can choose to start on the edge like lets say the sidewalk or next to the flowerbed. It is important that the sod gets planted as soon as it is harvested from its source. When unrolling the sod make sure you lay them next to each other without leaving any spaces to ensure that you get a uniform looking lawn without bumps or spaces. after you are done with laying, the next step is rolling. This is done by the use of a lawn roller and it helps to make sure the sod has maximum contact with the new ground while also eliminating packets of air that may be trapped in between. This allows faster knitting between the roots and the soil. The final stage is watering the installed sod on regular basis unless there is rain to ensure it does not dry up.
That is how easy it if you have been wondering how to install sod so go ahead and try it out.