2810 N. FM 493 Blvd.Donna, TX 78537
(956) 464-2274M-F: 8AM - 5PM


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.


Once you’re done preparing your yard for sod, the installation is typically simple and depending on the size of your project and available help, should be finished in a day.

Before you lay the sod, rake the soil to make sure the surface is level and close to 1 inch below any paved spots such as a sidewalk.  In the summer months you can lightly wet the area to cool the ground before laying down the grass.  Avoid getting the soil too wet and creating a muddy surface that inhibits a manageable work area.


Water the lawn thoroughly after sod installation. Newly laid sod needs water and will almost certainly die without it. For more information on watering your sod, check out our watering guide.

2810 N FM 493Donna, TX 78537
(956) 464-2274M-F: 8AM - 5PM

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