Despite Kentucky bluegrass being typically grown from seed, installing sod allows for the quick creation of a beautiful lawn. However, whether growing Kentucky Bluegrass from seed or installing sod professionally, it's essential to ensure the area is properly prepared beforehand.
It's essential to remove existing grass and debris from the site before installing new sod. Tilling the soil to a depth of 10-15 cm is recommended. If weeds have grown in the soil, they must be removed.
Replace removed soil with good quality soil to a depth of 3-4 inches before installing the sod. The topsoil should be at least 1 inch below curbs, patios, driveways, and walks.
Using a light roller can help to compact the topsoil and reveal any uneven areas that need to be leveled and re-rolled if necessary.
Prepare the site before sod delivery. Install the sod in a brickwork pattern using a string line and trim the edges as needed with a sharp knife. Avoid walking on the sod during installation and do not overwater the soil beforehand.
To properly nourish your new sod, water it thoroughly and regularly. Check the moisture level and avoid over or under-watering. Sprinklers can be helpful for larger lawns. You can water completed sections separately.