We offer an array of grass seeding solutions, such as Aeration and Overseeding, Slice Seeding, Sodding, and Grading & Seeding. Whether it’s a small problem spot in your lawn, or a complete lawn renovation, we are capable of helping you establish or repair your lawn. We use certified, high-quality seed and fertilizer along with providing seeding best practices to ensure optimum results for your lawn seeding projects.
This method is meant to maintain turf density in a fairly established lawn needing minor improvement. A machine called a core aerator pulls small cores of soil (often called plugs) out of the lawn to help create more air space in the soil and promote deeper rooting which helps the existing grass plant stay healthy. Overseeding with new varieties of grass seed will help to provide resistance against certain diseases, drought and insect problems. Although overseeding will not fill in all of your bare areas, it will get you moving in the right direction. Aerating your lawn is recommended annually.
Slice-seeding is often recommended to improve areas of lawn that are very damaged and is often combined with core aeration. This piece of machinery cuts grooves into the soil, inserting seed below the surface. A double-pass is made with the slice-seeder, in adjacent or diagonal directions, to help increase germination.
If a lawn needs completely renovated or started from scratch, grading and seeding is often recommended. This operation employs the use of a mini-excavator. The area is rough graded and any existing debris removed, new soil is added, and the new and existing soil is finely graded. Seed mixtures and starter fertilizer are applied to the newly renovated surface. Straw, Penn Mulch, or Futerra Matting is then used to cover areas to reduce erosion and promote better germination.
Installing sod allows for instantaneous results when establishing a lawn. However, installing sod is always a more costly investment and demands more watering than a seeding operation. Sites requiring sod installation must be properly graded and lightly tilled before sod installation can occur. Sod installation can occur into the early and late winter when seeding is not recommended.
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