Laying Turf / Sod
Laying a turf / sod new lawn is relatively easy if you follow a few
Press the grass into the prepared soil bed to bring
it into close contact with the soil below - this will encourage
quicker rooting. If you have a roller, use it for this
Lay the turf / sod in a brick like pattern with no
two joins adjacent to each other (see diagram below).
Water as you go along - turf / sod should be watered
an hour or so after laying otherwise it will dry out.
Do not tread on the prepared soil bed - lay a board
on the existing turf/sod and stand on that to lay more turf.
Curved areas can be shaped by curling a hose into
the required shape and cutting the turf round the outline of the
If there are any hollows in the soil bed, even them
out by spreading in sifted soil. If there are any mounds, cut them
out before the turf / sod is placed in position.