If your home's lawn is not up to par or has never been attractive maybe it's time to strip it and install sod for an instant, beautiful plush green lawn. Sod is a lot less expensive than you think; give us a call for an estimate.
We service Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin Delaware as well as Garnet Valley, West Chester, Chadds Ford and Kennett Square Pennsylvania and neighboring cities in DE, PA.
Sod (or turf) for lawns is grown on specialist farms. It is usually grown locally to avoid long transport and drying out and heat buildup of the product. It is sold to landscapers, home builders or home owners who use it to establish a lawn quickly and avoid soil erosion. The farms that produce this grass may have many varieties of grass grown in one location to best suit the consumer's use and preference of appearance. It is usually harvested 10 to 18 months after planting, depending on the growing climate. On the farm it undergoes fertilization, frequent watering, frequent mowing and subsequent vacuuming to remove the clippings. It is harvested using specialized equipment, precision cut to standardized sizes. Sod is typically harvested in small square slabs, rolled rectangles, or large 4-foot-wide (1.2 m) rolls.
Some large sod farms may export internationally. Because of the product's short life after harvest, the sod may be washed clean of the soil down to the bare roots (or sprigs) which makes shipping lighter and cheaper. Sod can be used to repair a small area of lawn that has died.
Fertilizer & Soil Preparation
Proper soil preparation saves time and money in the long run. Loosening the soil surface is beneficial for incorporating fertilizer and facilitates quick root growth for freshly installed sod. Remove all debris such as roots, wood, large clods of soil. Always test your soil pH to ensure proper growth habit. Apply a balanced starter fertilizer to the area to be sodded. Be sure to slope the grade away from buildings to prevent drainage problems. Roll or water down the new sod to settle and firm the surface.
Begin placing the sod along the longest straight line, such as a fence, driveway or sidewalk. Snugly fit the edges together, avoiding gaps and overlaps. On sloped areas, install sod parallel to the slope. Stagger the joints in a checkerboard pattern.
Pro Image Landscaping specializes in all phases of landscaping construction, including hardscaping and lawn maintenance. In addition to our hardscaping and lawn care divisions we also offer full service landscape design and installation. Pro Image Landscaping has been in operation since 1991. Today we are proud to be among the premiere providers of professional, full-service design/build landscaping services in the tri-state area offering an outstanding level of quality workmanship and customer service which is second to none. Pro Image Landscaping has always taken pride in our outstanding and comprehensive customer service. Customer service and satisfaction is a number one priority of our company.