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Sod / Hydroseed To attain the health and prospering of the grass, soil quality and proper soil preparation is the first step to achieve a healthy lawn. Correct soil condition more than anything assures that the grass will flourish in the long run. When replacing an old lawn, we improve the existing soil by amending with cedar grove compost. When installing a new lawn, we provide a standard manufactured 3-ways topsoil (lawn topsoil) which contains compost, sandy loam, and peat moss. Our professional turf grass installation service includes: removing and hauling away the old sod and soil as needed, tilling its area, installing new topsoil or amending the existing soil, grading the ground for proper drainage, and installing a selected finest quality turf locally grown in the Pacific Northwest. If you would like to install an irrigation system, the best time to do this is before the new sod is placed on the ground. Shaded Grass: Certain lawn grasses perform better in shade than others. Of the cool-season lawn grasses, fine fescues are more tolerant of shade than tall fescues. St. Augustine exhibits the best tolerance to shade of all the warm-season lawn grasses. However, most grasses will not thrive in heavy shade environment. Heavy shade creates the lack of sufficient light reaching the grass causes a reduction in photosynthesis, which is the process that produces energy for growth. Heavy shade caused by trees are also limited nutrients, water and reduces vigor, as many shrubs and trees will have root growth in the same area as the turf roots. Disease problems are often more severe in shade due to higher humidity, reduced air circulation and prolonged periods of dew on turf. As a result of all the factors mentioned, turf grown in the shade often shows a steady decline in density over a period of years. Instead planting grass, in heavy shade locations you may be better off planting the wonderful possibilities of beautiful and satisfying garden of shade-loving plants. Hydroseeding: We provide hydroseeding services in early spring and fall only, because these seasons are most conducive to growing vegetation. Soil preparation for hydro seeding is almost exactly the same as it is for sod. Once the soil is prepared, our certified hydroseeding service provider will spray the seed mixture best suited for your lawn application. You will receive a detailed instruction outlining watering, fertilizing and disease control procedures. Hydroseed is perishable and will die if it is not watered properly. Once we leave, it is the customer's job to participate in the growth process by watering the grass as outlined in the instructions. Sodding vs. Hydroseeding: Hydroseeding takes much longer to establish a lawn and sod installing gives homeowners the instant gratification of a lush, green lawn. Generally, hydroseeding is cheaper than laying sod but it requires higher management and maintenance costs, compounded by increased water and chemical applications. Multiple applications of chemicals usually required to combat competitive weed invasions until turf is well established. Hydroseeding may cause delays in using the lawn. The result could be poor uniformity and visually unappealing. Heavy rain or sloped areas can cause the soil, seed, chemicals and silt to wash onto sidewalks flowerbed areas and into street drainage systems. Sod installation costs are offset by added values of timing, usability, uniformity and visual appeal, reduced management and maintenance costs. If you have children or pets and have a small lawn area with less than 2000sq.ft, we recommend installing sod.
Sod / Hydroseed To attain the health and prospering of the grass, soil quality and proper soil preparation is the first step to achieve a healthy lawn. Correct soil condition more than anything assures that the grass will flourish in the long run. When replacing an old lawn, we improve the existing soil by amending with cedar grove compost. When installing a new lawn, we provide a standard manufactured 3-ways topsoil (lawn topsoil) which contains compost, sandy loam, and peat moss. Our professional turf grass installation service includes: removing and hauling away the old sod and soil as needed, tilling its area, installing new topsoil or amending the existing soil, grading the ground for proper drainage, and installing a selected finest quality turf locally grown in the Pacific Northwest. If you would like to install an irrigation system, the best time to do this is before the new sod is placed on the ground. Shaded Grass: Certain lawn grasses perform better in shade than others. Of the cool-season lawn grasses, fine fescues are more tolerant of shade than tall fescues. St. Augustine exhibits the best tolerance to shade of all the warm-season lawn grasses. However, most grasses will not thrive in heavy shade environment. Heavy shade creates the lack of sufficient light reaching the grass causes a reduction in photosynthesis, which is the process that produces energy for growth. Heavy shade caused by trees are also limited nutrients, water and reduces vigor, as many shrubs and trees will have root growth in the same area as the turf roots. Disease problems are often more severe in shade due to higher humidity, reduced air circulation and prolonged periods of dew on turf. As a result of all the factors mentioned, turf grown in the shade often shows a steady decline in density over a period of years. Instead planting grass, in heavy shade locations you may be better off planting the wonderful possibilities of beautiful and satisfying garden of shade-loving plants. Hydroseeding: We provide hydroseeding services in early spring and fall only, because these seasons are most conducive to growing vegetation. Soil preparation for hydro seeding is almost exactly the same as it is for sod. Once the soil is prepared, our certified hydroseeding service provider will spray the seed mixture best suited for your lawn application. You will receive a detailed instruction outlining watering, fertilizing and disease control procedures. Hydroseed is perishable and will die if it is not watered properly. Once we leave, it is the customer's job to participate in the growth process by watering the grass as outlined in the instructions. Sodding vs. Hydroseeding: Hydroseeding takes much longer to establish a lawn and sod installing gives homeowners the instant gratification of a lush, green lawn. Generally, hydroseeding is cheaper than laying sod but it requires higher management and maintenance costs, compounded by increased water and chemical applications. Multiple applications of chemicals usually required to combat competitive weed invasions until turf is well established. Hydroseeding may cause delays in using the lawn. The result could be poor uniformity and visually unappealing. Heavy rain or sloped areas can cause the soil, seed, chemicals and silt to wash onto sidewalks flowerbed areas and into street drainage systems. Sod installation costs are offset by added values of timing, usability, uniformity and visual appeal, reduced management and maintenance costs. If you have children or pets and have a small lawn area with less than 2000sq.ft, we recommend installing sod.
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