What Makes a GREAT Lawn?
There is nothing like a lawn. Large or small, lawns are an irreplaceable area that serves as our private space. Lawns are vital elements in the design of home landscapes. That patch of grass is open space that contrasts with landscaping beds. It does not compete with other plants for attention but instead provides a background for them. Lawns help to prevent erosion and reduce pollution. They take constant abuse, and keep coming back for more. The most commonly grown species include Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescues, tall fescues and rye grass. Lawns serve as natural cushioning carpets around our homes, providing enjoyment and the safest playing surface for children.
There are several ways to seed. We offer hydro seeding, drill seeding and broadcast seeding. The process starts with leveling the area to be seeded. Next all rocks need to be removed from the surface and grading is done to fine tune the area. The next step involves applying a start fertilizer and then seed. The fertilizer and seed will be raked under the top surface. The last step is to apply hydro seed mix or straw to the surface. This will protect the seed and keep the surface moist. Normally most yards take until the third growing season before the yard is well established.
Sod offers a number of advantages over seed. The process is the same as seeding accept, sod is used in place of the seed. You can sod a lawn at almost any time of the growing season. Sod would be beneficial in areas where seed may be hard to establish, such as a slope. The main advantage to sodding the lawn is speed as the yard can be useable in as little as three weeks.