At some point, you may have thought that your neighbor’s lawn is greener than yours, right? But have you considered how you can improve the aesthetics of your front or backyard? Well, you can do it with just a few essential tips and techniques.
You will find many options when installing a lawn in your front yard or backyard. Therefore, installing a new lawn can vary depending on the type of lawn you choose for your home. We have compiled a simple guide on how to install a lawn properly. So, let’s start the discussion.
Properly Installing a Lawn
- Step One
A sod cutter or grape hoe (also grub hoe) may come in handy when you begin the lawn installation in your yard or elsewhere. Removing the old grass or weeds is necessary before you place the new lawn.
- Step Two
It is essential to grade the soil before installing the new lawn as it helps to counter any drainage problems. Moreover, it will help the roots of grass settle firmly and occupy proper space on flat soil.
- Step Three
Does your lawn soil have a clay-like or sandy texture? For promoting high-quality grass growth, consider adding premium topsoil (manure, peat, organic material from shops, etc.) for healthy lawn soil.
- Step Four
If you are conscious about your soil’s conditions and health, you should allow laboratory tests. They will suggest any nutrients or pH-affecting deficiencies in the soil.
- Step Five
Following lab tests, the next step is to add healthy phosphorous starter fertilizer to ensure healthy plant and grass root growth. Bear in mind that you have to rake it instead of tilling the entire fertilizer gently.
- Step Six
Watering the soil is a crucial step to allow it to settle nicely for one week before you plant grass or sods in it. During this one week, you can add more soil, grade the soil, and add more water. Consequently, after rolling the soil to release air pockets, use a light garden roller.
- Step Seven
As your soil is ready for plantation, you may consider the type of lawn you may need for your yard. Turf or sod, whatever you may call it, is an artificial lawn that is extremely easy to install yet requires consistent maintenance.
Grass seeds, on the other hand, take time to grow but are much more natural in appearance and give higher self-confidence and satisfaction. There are multiple options, and you can go with one that seems convenient for you.
Are you looking for the best sod or other forms of lawn improvement methods? We have you covered. Call Lola’s Landscape today to learn about our lawn services with the best resources and help.
We can help you achieve the lawn that you desire and help you relax in the comfort of your own home.