Prepare the soil as if you were seeding. Measure the area to be sodded to calculate the quantity you’ll need to order. Lay the first piece along a straight line such as a driveway or sidewalk. Install all additional pieces so the seams create a brick-like pattern. Apply at least one inch of water on the new sod, beginning within 30 minutes of laying down the first piece. KKeep the base soil moist with daily (or more frequent) watering for the next two weeks.