If you want to add a pop of vibrant color to your home or business (and add value to your investment), cultivate a healthy lawn and landscape. The first step in order to achieve this is to properly seed your property and tend it to grow a lush lawn. When it comes to California lawn seeding, we recommend contacting professionals to do the job for you to minimize and mitigate any potential mistakes.
Preparing the soil
You need the right pH balance in your yard to guarantee that grass thrives, rather than growing a bit and then turning brown as it dies. Testing your soil, removing any rocks and thatch, and adding the nutrients and acid/alkaline components is absolutely necessary to giving your grass the best chance to grow. You may also need lawn aeration to ensure the water and nutrients get into the root level of your grass.
Choosing your seed
When it comes time to actually seeding your California lawn, you have two options: dry seed, or hydroseed. Dry seed is the cheaper option of the two and is easy enough that you can do it on your own. When you dry seed, you also need to add nutrients and fertilizer separately in a step-by-step fashion. You also need to exercise patience as it takes longer for dry seed to grow in yards and landscapes; they also require watering maintenance.
Hydroseed, on the other hand, is a bit more expensive but combines the seed, nutrients, and fertilizer into one compound that is laid across your yard, or landscape. Thanks to this combination, you will see your grass sprout within 3-6 weeks, making it an enticing option as the results appear faster.
In order to have your newly laid seed sprout, you need to properly water your lawn and not overwater it. When you overwater, you will almost always wash the seed away and end up with dead and dry patches. Making sure your lawn is properly aerated is also imperative so that the water can hit the grass’ roots.
Most people don’t know how to properly treat their soil, choose the right seed for their needs, and/or how to water and maintain their budding lawn to get that lush green carpet they long for. In order to avoid any mishaps, it is best to hire professionals to ensure the job is done right. Contact us today to learn more about your California lawn seeding options and which is best for you.