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On this page you’ll find a number of articles and guides that will help you successfully establish your new lawn. Generally there are three good options for starting a lawn from scratch. They are:
I have articles about all three topics which you’ll find linked below. Whichever method you choose, watering your new lawn properly is critical to the development of a healthy root system. Deep, healthy roots will support your new lawn long-term and help it stand up to the heat and drought conditions that test every turfgrass lawn.
I use and recommend elite grass seed on my lawn.
These seed cultivars are selected for superior performance, color, wear tolerance, leaf texture, and disease resistance.
One of my favorite cool-season grass seeds is Super Turf II, sold by Lawnbright. This seed blend features 93% elite Turf Type Tall Fescue cultivars, with 7% Kentucky Bluegrass to create a dense, resilient and beautiful lawn.
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In this section you’ll find a collection of how-to guides and articles that will help you get great results establishing a new lawn from seed. You’ll find information about when to plant seed, how to prepare your soil, troubleshooting problems, and more.
Springtime is when many of us start planning improvements and rejuvenating our homes. If you own a house, this also probably means taking care of
Planting your grass seed at the right time of year is just as important as how you plant it. If you don’t plant grass seed
All grass seed germinates better with a light coating of topsoil, screened compost, or peat moss. It helps keep the seed moist between waterings and
If you’ve planted grass seed on your lawn, you’re probably eager to know how long it will take to germinate. The truth is that there
In this section you’ll find a collection of how-to guides and articles that will help you get great results when ordering, installing, and establishing your new lawn from farm-raised turfgrass sod.
One of the most advantageous features of using sod to establish your lawn is how quickly you’ll have a beautiful lawn. After all, sod gives
Are you planning to establish a new lawn, and buying sod is on the to-do list? If so, you’re probably wondering about the cost. In
Did you know that different companies cut sod in different sizes? Given this fact, it can be challenging for homeowners to determine the square footage
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