How to Lay Sod

Need a new lawn in a hurry or just tired of the bare spots? You could buy a bag of grass seed and wait around for weeks coddling tiny seedlings. Or you could let a sod farmer do the preliminary work. “Sod is a rapid way to establish a lawn and to patch areas efficiently,” says Clint Waltz, PhD, extension turfgrass specialist at the University of Georgia’s Turfgrass Research & Education Center. “It’s not difficult. But it is work with lots of bending and lifting, and you’ll need certain tools to do the job right.”