Install Sod Immediately After Delivery
Arrange the rolls so there is a minimum amount of traffic on the prepared soil and the newly installed grass. Lay sod in a horizontal brick pattern.Once an area of approximately 20 feet by 25 feet has been laid, water immediately. The objective is to not let the sod dehydrate. Butt ends and sides of the sod strips making sure there is no overlapping. Fit the sod around obstacles or in smaller places by merely cutting the dirt side with a sharp knife or shovel.
When the sod is laid, begin watering to build up the sub-soil moisture. This is the most critical time to apply water. This may require up to 1/2 inch of water per day for the first 2-3 days.
Probe the soil to determine if the moisture has penetrated at least 4 inches.
The reason for a couple of light applications is to keep the root zone and blades moist.
Week 3 is used as a transition period from daily watering with frequent applications per day to an increased number of days between watering.
During this time the grass should be ready for routine maintenance.
By the end of the establishment period the grass should be able to go several days between watering depending on the season and weather. also see Lawn Care