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Old 08-31-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Laying sod - question re timing

I know that I'm supposed to wait 1 week after removing existing grass, weeds, debris before laying sod. My question is: How important is that 1 week timeline? What if I wait 2 or 3 weeks? What if I wait less than 7 days?

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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Not an expert, but if no chemicals were involved, why wait at all??? I can understand a wait if the grass was killed off with chemicals.


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Old 09-01-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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I never heard of waiting.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
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The only thing we wait for is lunch.

Seriously, I have never heard of waiting a time period before laying sod. Except maybe if a herbicide was used that might effect the root development of the sod. But even at that, I have sprayed glyphosate (41%) over the soil just for insurance and waited maybe two days, but that was more of a scheduling thing of waiting for the sod delivery or maybe waiting a day or so for a rain front to come in and try to lay the sod just before.
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