Lawn Install

Whether it is new construction or revamping an existing lawn, we offer lawn installs for your yard. The first step of a lawn install is a rough grade, followed by about 4 inches of fine grading for the grass turf root to grow through. During establishment, a blend 50/50 or 60/40 blend is used. A blend is used for two reasons 1) there may be varying sunlight levels in a particular yard and fescue grass seed does better in part shade 2) Kentucky bluegrass takes longer to germinate - by having a blend, you have earlier coverage. After sowing the seeds, we put down straw, straw matting, or penn mulch, depending on the location. We then follow up with a weed preventer/fertilizer if desired. The most important step of a lawn install is diligently following the watering schedule. The main goal achieved through watering is germinating the seeds and then developing a solid root structure.

Natural Lawn Care

Many homeowners want to care for their lawns without chemicals. To care for your lawn naturally, there are a few steps to follow:

  • Mow your lawn on the highest setting, leaving the grass as long as possible. This provides more surface area for photosynthesis and maximizes the thickness and depth of your grass's roots which will help your grass outcompete weeds. 
  • Alternate your mowing pattern.
  • Mulch in your clippings. By mulching, you are creating the equivalent of a fertilizer application on your lawn.
  • Apply Milorganite 4 times a year - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • Every few years, aerate your lawn. By aerating your lawn, you are alleviating root compaction and allowing oxygen into the soil. It also opens an opportunity to top seed your yard. 

If you find your lawn to be overrun with weeds and you are open to chemicals but do not want to stay on them full time, you can do a one-time treatment to knock your weeds back. After the one-time treatment, you can switch over to a natural lawn care plan going forward.