Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Kentucky Blue Grass?
Q: Is the grass actually blue?
Q: What is nursery sod? How is it different from field sod?
Q: Is it possible to over water?
Q: What fertilizer do I use?
Q: Do I need lime?
Q: How do I protect from weeds?
Q: Wait, aren't pesticides dangerous and evil?
Q: How do I calculate square footage?
Q: Do you install?
Q: What is "GOOD DIRT TOPSOIL"?


Q: What is Kentucky Blue Grass?
A: Kentucky Blue Grass is a cool season grass that forms a beautiful, high quality sod.


Q: Is the grass actually blue?
A: No, Kentucky Blue Grass is the name of the seed used. The seed is specially developed for our climate and grows a beautiful, perfect green.


Q: What is nursery sod? How is it different from field sod?
A: Nursery sod is developed from a special blend of Kentucky Blue Grass seed developed for our climate, is fertilized to ensure proper growth when installed and protected from any weeds. Field sod is usually hay seed and contains various weeds. It will often fail to grow and become spotty or filled with weeds.


Q: Is it possible to over water?
A: Yes, but it would take a lot. When you water, leave sprinklers on each area for at least 15 minutes. This should give you about an inch of water. Remember that water washes the nitrogen out of the lawn. If it rains a lot or you water a lot, use more fertilizer.


Q: What fertilizer do I use?
A: In early spring use a fertilizer with a high front number(nitrogen). This will give a quick boost to the lawn and make it a beautiful green. You should fertilize again in late June or early July if the weather conditions allow (do not fertilize if the weather is too hot), and again in late August. For these occasions a general duty fertilizer such as 6-12-12 is acceptable. Always fertilize just before a rainfall or water it in. If not the nitrogen will burn the grass and/or evaporate into the atmosphere.


Q: Do I need lime?
A: Yes. Only a PH test will tell your exact soil conditions but as a general rule of thumb, apply lime every second fall. Lime takes time to break down so by applying it in the fall it is there for your spring growth.


Q: How do I protect from weeds?
A: The best method is to use a qualified, licensed and insured pesticide spraying company. These are professionals and when properly applied there is little danger from the chemicals.


Q: Wait, aren't pesticides dangerous and evil?
A: No, pesticides have gotten a bad name due to various chemicals that have proven to be dangerous. Canada Health has declared some pesticides, such as 2,4-D safe to use. The best way to be safe is to use a licensed and insured pesticide spraying company.

Q: How do I calculate square footage?
A: Simply measure the length and width of your desired coverage area and enter the measurements below (numbers only please). When calculating square footage it is always better to round up to the next square foot (ie: rather than enter 14.3, enter 15).

Width:
Height:

Contact us with the square footage and we will be able to provide any quotes or information you may need.


Q: Do you install?
A: Yes! Please contact us for your free estimate.


Q: What is "GOOD DIRT TOPSOIL"?
A: "GOOD DIRT TOPSOIL" is A BLEND OF ORGANIC MATTER, SAND, MINERAL SOIL AND AGRICULTURE LIME. It is easy to place, even in damp conditions.