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So on Tuesday morning, I should be getting a skid of sod to put down for a new lawn in an area that went bare. 

 

Any tips, tricks or things I should look out for as I do this job myself?

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No idea. Keep it moist?

 

I got my lawn scarified and aerated last week. Looks like absolute shit for now but will pay off in the long run.

 

Once you have it done it pays to get the likes of Greenthumb out to treat a few times a year. It made a huge difference to mine.

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6 hours ago, LooneyToony said:

So on Tuesday morning, I should be getting a skid of sod to put down for a new lawn in an area that went bare. 

 

Any tips, tricks or things I should look out for as I do this job myself?

 

If you want it to take properly you need to do plenty of prep.

-Rake the soil finely and remove any stones.

-Get it as even/level as possible.

-Get some planks of wood to stand on otherwise you will have sunken footprints all over.

-Butt the edges in together because it will shrink slightly 

-Water it well, every day for a fortnight after it's laid 

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A pallet of turf? 

 

Lay it like bricks so they overlap, otherwise what KD said. Put some decent soil down under the turf before you lay it too.

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5 hours ago, Kid Dynamite said:

 

If you want it to take properly you need to do plenty of prep.

-Rake the soil finely and remove any stones.

-Get it as even/level as possible.

-Get some planks of wood to stand on otherwise you will have sunken footprints all over.

-Butt the edges in together because it will shrink slightly 

-Water it well, every day for a fortnight after it's laid 

 

Did you do this yourself? If so, any surprises? Things that you wished you knew then that you know now?

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9 hours ago, LooneyToony said:

 

Did you do this yourself? If so, any surprises? Things that you wished you knew then that you know now?

 

Only issue I had was I missed a day of watering when it was sunny and the turf shrunk very quickly. I've only got a little lawn at the front cos most of its paved but I've done the back too without issue

 

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That is some really nice work, Kid Dynamite.  I like the choice of brick you put down. Some put the brick close to the grass standing straight up as edging, but I prefer it flat so the lawnmower doesn't hit anything.  I think next year I'm going to lay down some brick edging flat around my flower beds.

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