Lawn Installation and Repair
Installing A New Lawn
There are a few common options for achieving a lush, green lawn. Sod can be rolled out for an immediate green look, seeding or hydroseeding are inexpensive options which allow you to choose the exact varieties of grass in your lawn. S & S Landscaping is here to help you decide which is the best method to achieve that lush green look.
“Sod is the most common option people choose,” says Scott McMaster. “It has instant appeal, the initial maintenance to get it established is easier, and it has a tight root system so few weeds grow into it,” he says. However, sod can be more susceptible to disease than a seeded lawn, and initial installation costs more than seeding.
Hydroseeding is a fast option for seeding large areas of lawn quickly and inexpensively. McMaster points out that one of the advantages to hydroseeding is that the papery mulch used keeps seeds warm, and therefore encourages better germination rates than hand-seeding.
While the beginning stages of installing a lawn are similar for hydroseed and sod, some elements are very different. If you are going to install irrigation now is the time to do it while the ground is open. Remove all stones, roots, and construction debris to obtain a smooth surface to act as a base for your new lawn. Rake your soil so the level is about 2 1/2 inches below the desired final grade.
Create a finished, smooth soil surface which will act as the base for your lawn. The soil should be about a half inch below the desired final grade.
Apply lime – adding lime, which gives the soil the more alkaline pH it prefers.
The S & S Difference
With our years of experience and training in both residential and commercial lawn installs we guarantee you will have the job done right the first time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact S & S Landscaping to learn more about our Hydro Seeding or Lawn services.
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