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 in shade,
covering with moist burlap sacking, and/or sprinkling.
Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such
as a driveway or sidewalk. Butt and push edges and ends against
each other tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps.
Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using
a large sharp knife to trim corners, etc. Avoid leaving small
strips at outer edges as they will not retain moisture. On
slopes, place the turf pieces across the slope.
To avoid causing indentations or air pockets avoid repeated
walking or kneeling on the turf while it is being installed
or just after watering. After installing the turf, roll the
entire area to improve turf/soil contact and remove air pockets.