Once the fresh grass is delivered to your site, it’s important to have it down within 24 hours. Leaving sod stacked on pallets or sitting in the heat on concrete is a quick way to stress the grass. During summer months, it’s especially critical to get the grass down and watered on the same day. St. Augustine may begin to yellow on the day of delivery if it’s extremely hot, but once down and watered will green up nicely within a couple weeks.
Use a sharp tool to cut the sod pieces as necessary. The rows should fit snugly against one another without overlapping.