New Lawn Installations Charlotte NC
We install new lawns using grass seed or sod
Are you looking to install a new lawn on your property? Maybe you’ve just purchased a new-to-you home or property and the lawn is in poor shape? There is a lot to know about getting grass to properly take root and grow into a healthy, vibrant, lush green lawn. It’s not as simple as throwing down grass seed and waiting a few weeks.
Why Do You Need A New Lawn Installed?
- Are you building a new home and you’d like a lawn installed?
- Are you renovating an existing lawn that is in rough shape?
- Are you embarrassed that your lawn doesn’t look as great as your neighbors?
- Are you landscaping a commercial property and need lawns installed?
- Are you building a residential development and you need new lawns quickly?
Blackwell Landscape Group, Inc is a licensed and insured landscaping contractor serving the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We specialize in installing new lawns for our residential and commercial clients using both grass seed or installing new sod. From grading and preparing your lawn area with proper loam soil, installing proper lawn drainage, organizing irrigation and sprinkler installations, and spreading the grass seed or rolling out the sod we can provide you with a beautiful looking, healthy new lawn.
Properly Grading Your Lawn Area
Grading your lawn area is an important step when installing your new lawn and if it’s not done you’re going to end up with an unattractive lawn with dips, valleys, and low spots that will collect and pool up with water when it rains. A lawn should be graded with a slight slope away from your home or any other structure. In some cases drainage should also be installed or any existing slopes utilized to ensure water flows away from the lawn areas.
Should You Use Sod Or Seed For Your New Lawn?
There are pros and cons to each method and it really boils down to your budget and how soon you’d like your new lawn to be ready. Installing a new lawn with grass seed often requires a little more surface preparation as seed is not as forgiving as sod. If you’re using seed it’s going to need to be regularly watered which can be a problem if you don’t have an existing irrigation sprinkler system installed. Using grass seed can also take several weeks until you have a nice looking lawn. This can be a problem if you have children and pets who love to enjoy your property.
Installing a new lawn with sod is literally like rolling out your new grass. It requires slightly less surface preparation than grass seed but sod is also more expensive as you’re buying grass that someone has spent the time to grow. Sod is weed and pest free so when it’s rolled out on your lawn area you’ll have instant grass. The lines between rolls will usually disappear with a week or two and you’re left with a beautiful, lush, green lawn. If you have a timeline to meet then sod is really the best way to go.
Installing Irrigation With Your New Lawn
Whether you’re installing the new lawn using grass seed or sod it’s a good idea to consider having an irrigation or sprinkler system installed at the same time. The cost for your irrigation system will be lower than installing irrigation on an already growing lawn. Many homeowners have good intentions and want to just water the lawn on their own using a sprinkler and a hose. We’ve replaced dozens and dozens of those lawns because no matter how good the intentions are the lawn almost always is neglected or waterings are missed and the investment slips away as the grass begins to die and turn brown.
Having a proper irrigation system installed that can time your watering schedule and deliver the right amount of water where needed is good insurance for a healthy lawn and it can actually save you water over trying to do it by hand.
How Our New Lawn Installation Process Works
We’ve installed dozens and dozens of new lawns for new homes and property development in North Carolina and we are happy to get your new lawn installed properly.
- We start with our initial consultation and accurate measurements of your property.
- We assess the existing soil and take note of any grading or drainage issues.
- We will bring in top soil and spread as needed to ensure a uniform surface.
- We can arrange to have irrigation and sprinklers installed at the same time if you like.
- We then spread out your grass seed or roll out sod.
- The end result is a beautiful, lush green lawn!
For most average sized lawns this entire process can be completed in just 1-3 days. For much larger residential lawns or commercial properties the process can take longer but the end result is exactly the same. You’re going to end up with a beautiful, lush green lawn.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us to discuss installing your new lawn using sod or seed we’d be happy to meet with you. Please call (980) 214-5119 or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you.