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New Lawn Construction

Sod and Seed
The process to prepare the soil is the same to install seed or sod. When installing a new lawn, the most important aspect is the grading. If the grading is not properly done, you may end up with a wet basement or puddles in your lawn. After grading is done to ensure water flows away from the home or building, a rock hound is used to remove rocks, also hand raking where necessary. At this point sod or Penn State seed mix along with starter fertilizer is applied. Mushroom compost is spread overtop to protect the seed and retain water to help to help the germinating process. We use mushroom compost instead of straw. Straw tends to blow in clumps or ends up in your neighbors lawn. Once the grass is mature the excess straw needs to be removed. The compost will revert into the topsoil. Seed or sod, they both need proper watering to ensure a beautiful lawn.

 

 

 

 
 
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Alex Landscaping • P.O. Box 533 • Murrysville, PA 15668 • Phone: (724) 327-ALEX