Step 3 - Installing Your Lawn

On a hot day, dampen the ground, area by area, just before laying. This will ensure the soil base is not hot, thus protecting the roots. Begin laying the turf along the longest straightest boundary line.

Butt and push edges against each other tightly without stretching. Avoid gaps and overlapping. Stagger the joints in a brick-like fashion - corners and overhang can be cut with a sharp knife to achieve your desired plan. Where possible try not to use smaller cuts or narrow strips at outer edges, as they will not retain their moisture as well. On slopes, place sod across the slope and if you are laying sod on a steep slope, the sod may need to be pegged or staked. To avoid causing indentations or pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on sod while it is being installed or just after watering. After installing the turf, smooth the area with a roller to improve turf-to-soil contact, thereby avoiding air pockets. Sod is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to survive.

Use your newly laid lawn sparingly until good root establishment has taken place - two to three weeks. Avoid concentrated play activities, dog traffic or similar rough usage until established.

Sir Walter – Additional Laying Instructions

Upon laying your turf top-dressing of sand/topsoil is strongly recommended. The top dressing should cover the root zone only and not the leaf. After the lawn has been laid and watered it should be rolled to ensure good contact between the turf and the soil. This aids in moisture retention until the roots are established.


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