How Late in the Year Can You Lay Sod?


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Lay sod any time during the growing season; the best time to lay sod is in late spring or early fall. Give sod enough time to grow before the first frost.

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Sod can be laid in the winter if the climate is mild enough. Laying sod in the dormant season is riskier, but it can be successful. Winter sodding should be done with sod that is fully dormant. Fertilizer should not be used, because most fertilizer will be lost to the soil due to the sod's weak root system The sod should be watered once during every week without precipitation.

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