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.
“It can be tough to find a reliable lawn care company. Things always start off great and then they can become unreliable and your yard suffers. I gave Green Army’s team a shot and I have been really impressed. They are quick and thorough. My yard looks great and I have even had my neighbors make comments when they walk by. Thanks!”