Measuring and Ordering
With a tape, measure the area of your planned lawn. Include these measurements on a sketch of the lawn area, with the length, width, and any unusual features. Schedule your turgrass delivery after you have completed your soil and site prep and are ready to install the turfgrass. Prompt installation on the day of delivery is crucial.
Grass is available in the following:
450 sq ft pallet (50 sq yds)
500 sq ft pallet (55.56 sq yds)
450 sq ft 42×128 rolls (50 sq yds)
Prior to installing your turfgrass sod moisten the soil and install your lawn immediately upon delivery.
In hot weather, protect unlaid turf by placing stacks or rolls in the shade. If possible, cover with a moist cloth, or lightly water the unprotected turf.
Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway, sidewalk or patio. Butt and push edges and end against each other tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps. Stagger joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife to trim corners, edges, etc. Avoid leaving small strips at outer edges as they will not retain mositure. On slopes, place the turf pieces so they run across the slope rather than up and down the slope.
To prevent indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on the turf while it is being installed or just after watering.
After installing the turfgrass, roll the entire area to improve turfgrass/soil contact and remove air pockets.
During the first few weeks, avoid heavy concentrated use of your new lawn. This gives the roots an opportunity to grow into the soil and ensures the turf will remain smooth.