Lay fescue sod as soon as possible, and keep it moist until it's installed. Items needed to lay fescue sod are a rake and fertilizer, as the area for the sod needs to be rake and fed before sod is laid.Continue Reading
Break up and loosen the soil by raking the area. Remove all debris in the area. Rake soil to 3/4 inch below the level of sidewalks, curbs and driveways.
Spread a 10-10-10 or 10-6-4 complete fertilizer over the soil. Use the rate of application recommended by the manufacturer. Rake the fertilizer into the soil.
Moisten the soil before laying the sod. Lay the fescue sod so all edges are firmly pressed together to avoid the ground becoming uneven. All corners should be flush. Newly laid sod may be different colors because of how it was stacked and stored before being installed. The color will even out in a few days.
Water the soil thoroughly, preventing it from drying out for the first 7 to 10 days. After this time, give the soil an inch of water every week. Water early in the morning.
On the 10th day after laying the sod, let the soil dry out enough to mow. Mow the lawn on the highest setting.
To fertilize new sod, have a soil test done, time fertilizing correctly and choose the right fertilizer. You need a newly sodded lawn, fertilizer based on the amount of sod to cover and a spreader. The estimated time to fertilize a typical lawn is about 45 minutes to an hour.Full Answer >
Lawn sod is priced by the square foot, with prices dependant on the quality of the sod used, the local cost of labor and the value of the tools and supplies necessary to lay the sod. Additional costs are often added for land clearance or over seeding.Full Answer >
Common types of grass for lawns differ by location but include Bermuda, bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass. Warm-season grasses usually spread with runners, whereas cool-season grasses spread from the plant crown. Setting the mower height based on the type of grass ensures a healthier lawn, states Lowes.Full Answer >
Fall overseeding is particularly effective with lawns containing cool season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass or tall fescue. Plant when daily air temperatures are 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Planting too early or too late in the fall season inhibits or outright prevents the grass seed from germinating.Full Answer >