Residential Lawn Maintenance Service

Expert Sod Installation
Growing a lawn from grass seed takes patience, effort, and the right weather conditions. Why not get a great-looking lawn now with sod installation from The PLC landscaping? Our sod installation experts have years of experience in nurturing gorgeous, healthy lawns for our customers. For sod lawn installation you can trust, look no further than The PLC landscaping near you.

Sod Lawn Installation
Installing a sod lawn takes more than just a little elbow grease. Since sod installation is an investment, you want peace of mind that the professionals you hire for the job will take into account the many variables that affect success. That’s why we like to keep you informed about our process and our progress along the way. Once our experts arrive at your property, we’ll begin these preparation steps:
• Removing old grass and weeds in the soil
• Amending the soil if necessary
• Grading the soil so it’s level and drains well
• Installing the sod with industry best practices
• Setting up irrigation or sprinklers to ensure the sod receives plenty of water

Fresh Sod Care
Fresh sod requires a different maintenance routine than a regular lawn does. Avoid the temptation to put perfect mow lines or have a picnic on your new lawn. Follow these sod care tips to ensure your new sod takes root:
• First Week
Avoid overwatering, but never allow the sod to dry out. Water the sod three to four times a day for five to ten minutes.
Avoid watering the sod in the evening.
Avoid foot traffic on your new lawn for at least two weeks.
Second Week
Water the lawn for 30 minutes every day, twice a day if necessary.
Third Week and Beyond
After three weeks, you can mow the lawn. Keep the mower deck high, and never mow more than 1/3 the length of the grass blades.
Fertilize your new sod six weeks after installation.
Sod installation is in investment, and failure often comes from improper care and maintenance. Once the sod is installed, The PLC landscaping can provide lawn maintenance services to ensure the sod becomes established and looks great for years to come.

Keeping Your Lawn Looking Its Best
The changing seasons can take a toll on your lawn. Maintaining and caring for your lawn will guarantee that it stays lush and beautiful through the seasons. Lawn upkeep is standard practice for most homeowners, but one step that many forget to include is aeration. Aerating your lawn will make a lasting difference in the quality of your turf. Also known as “core aeration”, this process of puncturing holes or pockets into the grass and soil helps the roots receive the nourishing and sustaining nutrients they need. The PLC landscaping encourages you to incorporate this annual practice in your lawn maintenance routine, and we offer aeration services to make it easy for you.
Is Aerating Your Lawn Worth It?
You may be wondering what this added step in your lawn care routine will actually do. Before you begin, it helps to understand all the benefits of lawn aeration.

Benefits of Lawn Aeration
• Encourages healthier and more durable grassroots
• Allows water and air to flow to the soil and roots
• Helps break up dense and highly compressed soil
• Enables better fertilization
• Prevents mushroom growth
• Improves insect resistance
• Improves drought resistance
• Encourages new growth
The process of aeration can be tedious and time-consuming. Mechanical lawn aerators are heavy pieces of equipment that require expertise to operate. Consider hiring a landscaping service to help. The PLC landscaping has the best techniques and equipment to make sure that lawn aeration is done properly.

When to Aerate Lawn
When you should aerate depends on the type of grass on your lawn. If you have cool-season grass, it is better to aerate in the spring and fall seasons. For warm-season grass, spring through summer is the ideal time for aeration. Timing is critical so you can ensure that it is done when the grass is active and growing. This will produce the outcome you are hoping for—a healthy and green lawn. You can tell your lawn needs aeration if water is gathering and not seeping into the soil, if the soil has become compressed, and if the grass and soil has lost its luster or is sparse. For thinning grass, you may need further lawn treatment, but aeration is beneficial.

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