Professional Sod Cutting Tool
- Prepare soil before ordering sod. Clean site of weeds and any other debris. If needed add screened loam to a depth of 1 inch lower than the pathways and/or driveways. Rake soil bed smooth and level. Apply Blue Grass starter fertilizer.
- Sod must be laid within 24 hours of purchase. Lay first row out following a straight line. Start second strip so its end neatly abuts the first. Lay subsequent rows in a staggered brick pattern. The end seams on one row should fall in the center of the previous row.
- On slopes, lay sod perpendicular to slope. This prevents it from sliding when watering. If slope is very steep, use stakes to keep sod in place.
- Roll sod with a sod roller to establish good root contact. Do not stand on newly laid sod. If necessary, stand on a board to help distribute your weight.
- Deep watering for the first two days, and there after every other day for the next three weeks. Pay attention to the edges along pathways and driveways as they dry out quickly.
- Clean and thoroughly dry knife in-between uses to avoid rust. Sod knife can be sharpened to prolong life of the blade.