I started laying my sods about a week ago.Due to rainy weather, I
could not put all the sods within a day. As a result, I put some of
sods after 3 days from time of delivery. Although the sod was not
dired out, the blades were not green. They looked dried. When I put
these sods, I have been watering these guys since then. However, I
cannot see any sign of recovery. Should I wait more, or the grass is
If I understand the situation, you received sod and laid some of it
immediately and some of it sat for three days before it was laid. Does the
sod look good that you laid immediately or is all the sod brown?
Sod has a very short shelf life - it should be laid as soon as possible
after harvesting, within 2-3 days. If you got yours direct from a sod
grower, you may still be okay with regualr deep watering. If you got them
from a retailer who in turn got them from a grower, they could have been as
much as a week old before you purchased it. In this case, the chances of its
revival are slim.
pam - gardengal
In hot weather the shelf life of fescue, bluegrass or ryegrass sod is maybe
12 hours from harvest, 36 hours at the most. From what you describe, it
sounds like it has passed on the great turf farm in the sky.
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