The idea of laying sod to start a new lawn or repair an old lawn seems like a simple solution. Sure, you have to spend a little more, but who cares? You get an instant lawn, and that’s what makes sod amazing. However, the truth about amateur sod jobs is dismal. There are things you must do to avoid killing your new sod, and unless you talk to a professional or have some good research capabilities, you may miss some tips and tricks that allow for success.