April is the month for planting sod in North Texas and with a little preparation, planting sod is easy. Whether you have a couple bare spots or need a whole lawn replaced, planting sod doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Even the most novice of gardeners can have success planting sod, if you follow our simple tips. Laying sod is like hanging wallpaper, (except its outside, horizontal and it’s alive); it’s all about the preparation of the surface. Opinions vary on soil prep but getting most of the dead stuff and big stuff (rocks, sticks, concrete, etc.) out of the area is a must. A layer of compost is mixed with the soil and leveled. Add a small amount of all-natural fertilizer to the top. Lay the sod, roll and water. The next question is “do I really need to roll it?” If you are doing a couple of sheets, no. If you are doing a couple of pallets, yes. Sod should be watered daily for the first couple of weeks. After three weeks, it is normal maintenance. The go to sod folks in Plano is A1 Grass. Stop by Wells Brothers Lawn, Pet and Garden for all your lawn and garden needs.