Growing a healthy, green lawn from seed won’t happen overnight. It takes time for a newly seeded lawn to develop into a dense stand of turf grass. Successful results depend on proper preparation and selecting the right method for your site. Only by evaluating soil conditions, watering practices, and amount of available sunlight in lawn areas can we select the best approach for your new lawn installation or renovation project.

Best results are achieved during late summer/early fall. Warm days and cool nights are ideal. New grass has time to mature before winter without competition from vigorous weeds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you install lawns?

Seeding is usually the preferred lawn installation method:

  • Half the cost of sod
  • Seed blends are available to suit any environmental conditions
  • Seeding can be done using drop spreaders or hydro-seeding equipment

Sodding’s advantage is that it produces an instant green lawn. It has these drawbacks:

  • Twice the cost of sod
  • Must be laid immediately because otherwise it will die
  • Heavy watering for two weeks is necessary to success

What kind of preparation is needed before my new lawn can be installed?

Preparation is essential and it’s the most difficult part of the job. It may require any of these services:

  • Eliminating any existing weeds or grass
  • Rough grading if your lawn isn’t already properly graded for drainage and easy mowing
  • Adding custom-blended soils or amendments to your soil to improve your lawn’s performance and make it less dependent on water and fertilizer
  • Fine grading
  • Installing an irrigation system

When should I have my new lawn installed?

The best time to install a lawn is in the fall (late August to mid-October). The weather is good for growth—it’s sunny but cooler, and the soil is warm. And there are fewer weeds to complete with your new grass.

Lawns can be installed in the spring and summer if that’s what you need. The drawbacks are that weeds are growing quickly and constant watering is needed while your lawn is germinating because of the heat and, potentially, droughts.