When most people think of laying sod, they think of spring and summer. However, If you live in a colder climate, it is essential to lay sod in the winter so that your lawn stays healthy and green. Here are some tips on how to do it:
-First, make sure that the ground is frozen solid. If it’s not frozen, the sod will not stay in place and eventually die.
-Next, remove all existing vegetation from the area where you will be laying the sod, including weeds, grasses, and other plants. Be sure to get rid of the root system as possible – if any roots are in the ground, they will compete with the new sod for water and nutrients.
-Once the area is clear, use a rake or shovel to smooth out the soil. Please make sure that it is compacted and free of rocks and other debris.
-Now, it’s time to lay the sod! Start by placing the first row along a straight edge – like a driveway or sidewalk. Make sure that each piece of sod touches the one next to it and that there are no gaps between them.
-When you reach the end of a row, cut the sod with a sharp knife to fit snugly against the end of the row. Then, move on to the next row.
-Once the sod is in place, use a roller or your foot to press it down into the soil.