Sodding a new lawn installation or lawn repair provides usable turf almost instantly. At Lynch Landscape & Tree Service, Inc., we have years of experience installing lawns, whether from sod, hydroseed, or dry seed. Some multiple factors and variables determine a successful and healthy lawn. These include: preparation, irrigation, soil quality, fertilizer, and light/shade conditions.
To prepare the area, we typically install three to six inches of quality, screened loam on top of the base soil. From there, we rake and grade the soil to create a fine base and area to ensure the successful growth of grass and its roots. Once the loam and preparation are complete, the lawn installation can begin.
Seeding or hydroseeding will create a beautiful lawn; however, it takes more time for the seed to germinate. Hydroseeding is recommended as it expedites the process. Typically it takes one to three years for a seeded lawn to develop fully. Sod is a more expensive option and provides almost instant usage. Sod requires heavy watering as to not dry out during the first phase after installation.