An attractive landscape depends on a lush, green lawn to give it continuity. Sparse or unhealthy turf grass most certainly detracts from the beauty of trees, shrubs and other plantings no matter how well maintained. Replacing damaged sod or installing a new lawn will enhance the appearance of any home or business. The lawn is the first thing a guest or perspective client notices when visiting. There is only one chance to make a good first impression. Newly installed sod is an immediate asset to a property, whether it surrounds a new home or business, or an existing one. A lawn’s condition can either hasten or prevent the sale or lease of a property.
Nothing makes a new home more welcoming than a beautifully landscaped yard. The installation of mature grass cover instantly transforms a house into a home. The gratification of a freshly installed lawn far exceeds that of a newly seeded one and needs much less time to establish and maintain. Grass seeds have a tendency to wash away during watering and rain showers, requiring the additional work, expense and time of reapplication. Choosing the correct type of grass for a landscape is essential to ensure proper establishment and growth. Landscape professionals will take climate, type of soil and the desired end result into consideration when deciding which grass is appropriate. Popular Florida grasses include Bahia, Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine and Zoysia. Proper measurement and preparation of the soil are crucial in producing a smooth, healthy lawn. Freshly harvested sod must be installed as quickly as possible in order to prevent dryness and promote optimum growth. A new lawn should have an established root system within a couple of weeks after installation. Instructions regarding watering, fertilization and mowing of a newly established lawn will be carefully followed by a professional landscape service. This care is critical to the growth and healthy development of a landscape.
Replacement of damaged, insect infested or dead grass must be done properly in order to match the height and thickness of existing sod. Prompt removal of the affected area and required treatment for pests and weeds must be done as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage and accomplish the timely installation of the new sod. With the recommended care, a lawn will soon look completely uniform. Pro-Turf Landscape Professionals are experienced and knowledgeable in both initial installation and sod replacement, ensuring the beauty and long life of a new lawn.