1. Prepare seed/ground bed – remove old grass, weeds, rocks or any other material that might inhibit the sod roots from coming in full contact with the soil.
  1. Apply M-Root OR Endo-Root, a fertilizer and enzyme material designed to help with water and nutrient absorption. This material will help with root establishment.   RATE: 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
  1. Hand roll the sod once installed.
  1. Over-seed with groSMART Treated Turf Type Tall Fescue to insure grass germinates in all gaps at intersection between sod sections. RATE:  5 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
  1. If installing multiple pallets consider splitting cutting and installation over two days. Do not have a large number of pallets delivered on the same day where the time of installation may result in the sod being exposed to direct sun/high temperatures for long periods of time. It does not take long in summer/fall heat to harm the sod. Of course time on pallet will vary depending on the number and experience of the installation team.
  1. Water in immediately after installation. RATE:  1 hour per zone.  Every day thereafter for one week water 3 times a day starting at 4:00 AM for twenty minutes per zone.  The next two weeks water 2 times a day for twenty minutes per zone.  Thereafter, and depending on weather conditions return, to fewer but longer watering periods such that each zone receives 1” of water per week.
  1. Inspect sodded area several times a week to check on coloration and wetness of the underlying soil. Adjust watering accordingly.
  1. Do not mow during period of multiple daily watering events (first 3-4 weeks).
  1. Approximately 30 days after installation apply 18-24-12. RATE: 50 lbs./ 12,500 sq. ft.
  • Approximately 8-10 weeks after #9 above apply 22-0-11. RATE: 50 lbs. bag/ 12,500 sq. ft.