sodding lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Cypress, TX (Zone 8B)
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Question by erdmickey
March 17, 2006
You talk about sodding and spacing it so many inches apart. But what I want to know is, what do you do with the space between the sod. Will it just grow together or what since the grown is lower than the sod. Our yard is in bad shape and were trying to soid edges and some in middle and want to know if that's ok with out sodding the whole yard since it will be sooooo expensive. But will the lawn be level with the spacing of the sod. and will just raking be ok and than just lay the sod down. It will be st augustine grass. Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2006

When establishing a new St. Augustine lawn you can either solid sod the area which is more expensive as you indicated or use plugs or strips of sod. If you use plugs or strips it is better to sink them down to their natural growing level as opposed to setting them on the surface like when solid sod is set out. By sinking them down to where the grass is as soil level you will reduce drying of the plugs or strips of grass and increase establishment success.

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