Sod and Grass Installation
There are times when the best thing to do to get the lawn of your dreams is to rip up the current one and start again. If a lawn is terminally patchy, uneven, and spotted with dead or dying spots then you may simply have to accept the inevitable and start again from scratch. Of course if there's no lawn at all because you're looking at a building site or planning on re grassing an area that was decked or concreted over then you will definitely be starting from scratch. There are a number of ways of installing a new lawn but the biggest single factor that distinguishes them is time. When you go for sods you're getting the advantage of all the work that someone else has put in on cultivating that grass for up to a year and a half. Naturally there's a price tag on that kind of instant gratification and you will pay more for sod than for a seeding approach so you'll need to consider time frames and budgets but whichever option you go for you can talk to us about what's best for you.
You might think that sod means instant lawn. Just pay your money and have those lovely green blankets rolled out across your lawn. To a certain extent that's true but to get it right takes a little work. In order to ensure that your sod takes to its new host soil we first test the soil to find out what suits it best and choose the type of sod that will thrive on it. That may also require fertilizing and treating the soil if it's short of essential minerals.
Rolling and Trimming
Pre preparation is only part of the work when it comes to a successful sod installation. When the sods are in place we also take care to roll, aerate, and water them to ensure they grow into the subsoil and we trim them carefully to the right shape because not everyone has a perfectly square yard.
There's nothing quite as satisfying as a hand seeded lawn. Watching it gradually transform that yard into a lawn is a great feeling but it benefits from professional help in testing, analyzing, and treating the soil, choosing the right seed, and then caring for the growing seed lawn to ensure that weeds don't take advantage of your freshly fertilized soil.
There is a flaw to sod and that is that it is typically a mono culture – a single type of plant. Hydroseed, in which the seeds come in a papery mulch, typically offers a carefully chosen blend of grasses which will often be a better option for some soils and exposures. Hydroseed is more likely to produce a better result than seeding and is far more cost effective than sods if you are looking at creating a large area of lawn. Unsure about sod, seed, or hydroseed? Then call us and talk about your options and we'll walk you through what will suit you best.