Zoysia sod – Redo soil bed

Q: This past summer I put down Meyer zoysia sod but one area was not well plowed and as a result is not growing as well. After the sod has gone dormant, would it harm the sod to take it up, redo the soil bed and put it down on the new surface?

A: It would be a good idea to soften the soil as you describe but the best time to do it is in late May after the zoysiagrass has turned green. Taking up the sod now will expose it to cold temperatures and drying winds that it will not survive.

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