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How to Plant Sod

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

For many homeowners, the trails and tribulations of aerating and seeding year after year are just not worth the trouble. Planting sod might just be the resolution you are looking for.

Sod is fast becoming the turf of choice for homeowners who want the manicured look without all of the headaches. Let's take a look at this "growing" trend in lawn care as well as teach you a little bit about how to plant sod.
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All About Sod

Sod is a turf-type material that is cut into rectangles for easy application to bald ground. Planting sod is incredibly easy once you have grasped the basic concepts. Once the sod is planted, all it needs is a generous watering at regular intervals during the attachment period, and then cut it as you would any other grass type.

Where can you turn to learn just how to plant sod? Believe it or not, there are a host of resources that offer information on planting sod. All you have to do is look.

Resources for Information on Planting Sod:

  • Your Local Greenhouse. Your local greenhouse professional will be more than happy to give you some instruction on how to plant sod. They know all of the tricks and can save you considerable time and money in the process of planting your sod.
  • Lawn Care Books. A trip to your local library or book store will give you ample information on how to plant your sod. Look for books specifically written on the subject. Or you can check out an overall lawn care book.
  • The Internet. Learn about planting sod on the World Wide Web. There are literally thousands of sites dedicated to the subject of planting sod (just like this one!). Do a web search for "how to plant sod" and you should find some valuable resources.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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