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Grass and Turf Application

To inspire and maintain a healthy, lush green lawn please consider our step by step maintenance plan for each application.

Hydroseed

Hydroseeding is a great alternative to sodding your new lawn as it provides a healthier and thicker lawn. A helathy, thick lawn is attributed to deeper root growth that is established early during the germination stage.

(for straight seed applications refer to this, disregard the mulch mat)

  • To assure proper seed germination, WATERING is key in the early stages.
  • Keeping the mulch mat damp will maximize germination and prevent wind and water errosion
  • We recommend watering 2-3 times a day during warm weather. Standing water or puddling is a sign to move the sprinkler.
  • You may walk on the mulch mat to water as long as the mulch is dry - although try to keep foot traffic to a minimum.
  • You should start seeing green in 7-10 days, depending on weather conditions.
  • Mowing your lawn is essential for promoting blade growth and thickness.
  • When your lawn is 3" in most areas you are ready to mow. DO NOT cut off more than 1/3 of the blade as this will cause shock and may cause the sun to dry out or "burn" the grass.
  • When spraying the hydroseed, an application of phosphorus rich fertilizer is used to jump start the germination processs.
  • Homeowners are encouraged to fertilize about one month after installation to promote the growth of a lush green lawn. Using a nitrogen rich fertilizer will suffice and give the grass what it needs at this time of development.

 

Sodding gives the homeowner instant gratification of having a lush green yard everyone desires. Sodding also lets you utililize your entire yard instantaneously.

Sod

  • Installation of new sod requires immediate watering to ensure the roots remain cool and damp. This is VERY important.
  • We suggest watering 2-3 times a day, during the mornings and evenings. Provide enough water to soak the first 2 inches of soil. Watering established grass during the hottest parts of the day, can cause the sun to "burn" your lawn.
  • You may walk on the sod to water and use the yard immediately, but avoid areas that have recently been heavily watered.
  • Do not immediately mow your lawn as it takes 2-3 weeks for new sod to root.
  • Mowing the sod promotes blade growth and thickness, however do NOT cut off more than 1/3 of the blade.
  • Sod is fertilized prior to being cut, so it does not require fertilizer for 45-60 days after installation.
  • When fertilizing, be sure the ground is dry and apply fertilizer evenly. Water the lawn immediately to ensure the granular fertilizer soaks in the sod.