Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute


July 27, 2020
Installing Sod

Planting sod creates an instant lawn. Learn the steps involved.

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Planting sod can give you that “instant lawn”.

Start by clearing any debris from the site and leveling the soil. When your sod is delivered, check to see that it’s healthy and problem free.

Lay your sod within twenty-four hours of delivery, and lightly irrigate the soil just before you begin.

Fit the squares tightly against one another in a staggered fashion.

Proper watering is essential for your new lawn’s survival. Provide light but frequent waterings for the first two to three weeks, to keep the soil moist but not overly wet. Once the sod is firmly rooted, you can taper off on watering.

Do not apply fertilizer to your new lawn for 30 – 60 days.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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