Mountain View Greenskeeper can can not only make your lawn look great, but can do it from scratch! Whether you want instant grass (Sod) or the less expensive way (Seeding) we can do it all!

Give us a call at: (480) 584-1175 or fill out the contact form to the right for more information!

 


Rool of sodSod vs. Seed

Sod requires more skill to plant, but offers several advantages over seed. It looks good immediately(instant lawn!) and a sodded lawn can be used much sooner than seeded lawns. Sod is better suited to sloping terrain where seed would be washed to low areas. Sod is also less susceptible to erosion while it is becoming established and it’s harder for weeds to compete with sod. Sod also uses less water over the grow in period and the quality of the sod varieties cannot be found in seeded varieties

Seeding is less expensive and requires less work than laying sod. But a newly seeded lawn needs long-term care, and there are fewer times during the year when you can seed. In most areas, the best time to seed cool-season grasses, like rye grass and tall fescue, is in the fall when evening temperature are consistently below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.. Seeding for warm-season grasses begins in the spring and thru summer when evening temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees F. The timing is important for both to allow your new turf to establish roots while plant growth is vigorous.

 

Should I Renovate My Lawn?

These questions should be asked of a problematic lawn:

– Does you grass have some grass blades that are thin and a yellow-green color or thin with yellow/brown spots?

– Does the turf cover the yard pretty even or are there lots of bare spots?

– Does your yard have a few weeds or over half the yard is infested with weeds?

– Is your yard fairly flat or does it have lots of bumps and holes?

– Is the root depth 3-6 inches long or less than 3 inches?

– Does a screwdriver penetrate 3-4 inches before it becomes difficult or is it difficult in general?

– In a shovel full of dirt do you find earthworms or none(this is a hard one even in a healthy lawn)?

– Is the layer of thatch 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches thick or greater than 1 1/2 inches thick?

– Is the top 1-6 inches a dark soil or is it all pretty light in color?

If your answers to these questions are the worse of the two, then you may want to consider renovating your lawn. If not you may be able to restore your lawn with a few different fertilizers pending a soil test.