Here is a common Michigan summer scenario: The builders have packed up their tools and your new house is ready for you to move in! It looks great, but the lawn? Non-existent. You want a nice area of turf for the kids to play on and to enhance the beauty of your property. You could call Bosch’s Landscaping and let our expert team hydroseed your lawn!
We start by preparing the soil for planting. Then, we brew up a batch of hydroseed mix. It contains grass seed (tailored to your situation), fertilizer, wood fiber or cellulose mulch, and water. These ingredients are all mixed in an agitator and then sprayed through a hose onto the prepared soil. Our teams know how to get complete and even coverage so your final lawn is full and green.
The cellulose mulch helps protect the seed from blowing away and drying out, and once the grass germinates in a week or two, the fibers begin breaking down and providing nutrients for the new growth. We’ll instruct you about watering and keeping traffic off the new lawn for the first weeks as the grass keeps growing and filling out.
At about 4 weeks it can be tall enough for your first mow. We usually recommend doing this when the grass is a good 3 inches tall, but cutting only a third or less of the blade length off. You will need to continue watering, mowing, and maintaining a well balanced fertilization program (Bosch’s can provide a fertilization program for you).
To change your barren lot into a fresh, green, beautiful lawn, call Bosch’s Landscape & Lawn Specialties, Inc. in Holland, MI at (616) 399-6861 and we’ll come out and give you an estimate. It will be money well spent to save you hours of backbreaking labor and give you a new lawn sooner than doing it yourself the old-fashioned way.
Is your lawn sending out a silent plea for help? Yellowed or dead patches in your lawn are some of the best signs that your lawn is hungry. Just like us, your lawn needs to be fed as well as given water. If you haven’t been fertilizing regularly, your lawn will be sure to let you know.
A perfectly manicured, vibrant green lawn doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of an investment of time, care, and diligence. Though people think that watering consistently is all they need to do, that’s not the case.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your lawn this year you’ll need to start fertilizing. If you’re new to fertilization, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find answers to the commonly asked questions about fertilization.
Do You Really Need to Fertilize Your Lawn?
If you want a green and healthy lawn, the answer is yes. Without fertilizer, your lawn won’t have access to the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Why is Fertilizer Needed in Lawns?
Fertilizer is your lawn’s food. It’s every bit as important as water and sunshine. Fertilizer is full of phosphorous, nitrates, and potassium, which help to keep your lawn lush and green. Make sure to get the correct ratio of these ingredients for your area and your lawn.
Fertilizing also helps to cut down on pests and weeds, which makes your lawn easier to care for and enjoy.