Planting Sod

In this video, Dr. Laurie Trenholm gives step-by-step directions on how to lay sod in your Florida lawn, whether you're planting a brand new lawn or simply patching up bare spots.

Sodding is more expensive than sprigging or plugging but it produces a so-called "instant lawn." Without proper site preparation and post-installation care, however, the sod can die almost as easily as any other newly planted area.

Runtime: 3:58 minutes
Created: September 2010
Credits: Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Associate Professor and Urban Turfgrass Specialist with the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture