Do you have a lawn project or sports venue you need green by spring in Atlanta, Georgia? While planting dormant sod during this weather is risky business, it can be done successfully! Sodding during dormancy actually gives your lawn a head start on being green by spring. To ensure successful green up, first make sure that the sod being transplanted is completely dormant to avoid damage to the fragile root system. Before installation, the area should also be prepped properly to guarantee good soil to sod contact. You should water only as needed, when the lawn shows signs of stress. Refrain from watering as you normally would in the summer as this will leave the lawn soggy, since there is no established root system to absorb the water.