Got a bare patch in the lawn? We have Kentucky bluegrass sod in a convenient size: 6 square feet. Just tell us how much you need at check-out and we’ll have an employee load it up for you in the West Lot.
- Prepare soil by adding compost or Peat Moss at the rate of 5 cubic yards per 1,000 square feet. Spread it over the soil evenly and till it in to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.
- Level the surface and water deeply a few days before you pick up the sod. The soil should be slightly moist but not too wet. If it forms a solid clump in your hand when you squeeze it, let it dry out a bit before you add the sod.
- Lay the sod down evenly and water.
- Keep new sod moist at all times, watering as needed. The goal is to keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
- In 2 to 3 weeks, your sod should be firmly rooted. To test this, gently tug on it. It should not lift up. At this point, you can water less, but be sure to water deeply to force the roots to grow deep into the soil.
- You may want to apply fertilizer to get the sod growing faster. Use a new lawn starter formula, which you’ll find in our lawn fertilizer section.
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