Prior to installing your turfgrass sod, moisten the soil and install your lawn immediately upon delivery. In hot weather, protect unlaid turf by placing the blocks in the shade. If possible, cover with a moist cloth, or lightly water the unprotected turf.
Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway, sidewalk or patio. Butt edges and ends against each other tightly, without stretching. Avoid gaps or overlaps. Stagger blocks in each row in a brick-like fashion, using a large sharp knife to trim corners, edges, etc. Avoid leasing small strips at outer edges as they will not retain moisture. On slopes, place the turf blocks so they run across the slope rather than up and down the slope.
To prevent indentations or air pockets avoid repeated walking or kneeling on the turf while it is being installed or just after watering.
After installing the turfgrass, roll the entire area to improve turfgrass/soil contact and remove air pockets.