Sod Installation

Get the best results by following this guide!!

Measuring and Ordering

Turf is ordered by square feet (ft2). Schedule your order for pick up or delivery of turf after preparatory work is completed and you are ready to install. Prompt installation on the day of delivery is crucial to a strong beginning for your lawn.

Soil Preparation

For best results, rototill or spade the area to a depth of 4 to 6 in: Eliminate drainage problems by having soil slope away from foundations, etc. Then rake in fertilizer, lime, peat, compost, etc. as need to a depth 3 to 4 in. Rake and smooth the soil removing rocks, roots, and large clods. Roll the area lightly with a lawn roller. This will firm the surface and reveals low areas that need more soil. Keep the grade 1 in. below sidewalks or driveway.

Turf Installation

Install your lawn immediately upon delivery. Begin watering lawn within 30 minutes of installation. Turf is a living plant the requires ground contact and moisture to survive! 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 and overlaps. Stagger the joints in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife to trim the 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.


Give your lawn at least 1 in. of water within 1/2 hour of installation so that the soil underneath becomes very wet. Water daily, or more often, keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted (about 2 weeks). Then less frequent and deeper watering should begin. Weather condition will dictate the amount and frequency of watering. Be certain that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry, or windy periods. Water areas near buildings more often where reflected heat dries the turf.


Mow often, generally removing no more than 1/3 of the grass height at a mowing. Keep your mower blade sharp. Fertilizer and chemical applications will depend on climate, soil, insects, weed and disease conditions.

Keep off the grass

During the first couple of weeks after installation, keep traffic off your newly planted turf grass as much as possible. Your new turf grass needs to firmly knit with the soil. If you have properly watered your turf grass it will be moist and soft. Traffic will create indentures and distort your smooth grade.

Enjoy your new lawn!

Comly's Turf Farm • 1124 Forest Grove Rd • Furlong PA, 18925 • 215-598-7155