LAWN INSTALLATION & REPAIR

Contact BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care today to find out details and prices for new grass at your commercial property.

Sod:

Sod has instant appeal and the initial maintenance to get it established is much easier than seed. Freshly laid sod has a tighter root system and fewer weeds will grow into it. However, sod can be more susceptible to disease than a seeded lawn, and the initial installation costs more than seeding. While a new lawn can give you instant curb appeal (and is the ideal choice when trying to sell your property) new sod does need to be maintained properly in order for it to survive and look the best so please keep this in mind when deciding on what type of lawn you are looking for. Our experts at BUR-HAN are more than happy to provide you with all the best recommendations and tips we can in order to ensure your newly sodded lawn looks great and lasts a lifetime! 

Seed:

A hand-seeded lawn is an easy option for property owners who want to do it themselves or to have help from a professional lawn company. Over-seeding an established lawn can also help thicken it up/improve the appearance of any balding spots.  The disadvantage is that when you create ideal conditions for lawn seed to sprout, weed seeds will also come up and seed can take anywhere from 7-21 days to fully germinate. Once the seed is down and starting to germinate it needs to remain un-disturbed for at the very least 2-4 weeks (pending the germination process) which may not be ideal if you are looking for a quicker turn around.

Artificial Turf:

Once installed, artificial turf needs no maintenance beyond keeping the surface free of leaves and other debris, so it’s a popular choice in places where there are water shortages or not ideal growing conditions. Artificial turf is especially great in tiny spaces that may prove difficult to irrigate or mow, and on putting greens where a consistent surface is of benefit. However, it does heat up in the sun so may not be ideal for families with pets or small children and is much more expensive to install than sod.

Repair Lawn/Change into Garden: 

Have the crows or raccoons destroyed your lawn in Greater Vancouver? If so you are not alone… Chafer Beetle Damage is one of the leading frustrations for homeowners and businesses alike. We can help you with a new lawn installation or if the damage is only minor, to patch areas that do not recover on their own come Spring. Another alternative would be to change areas of lawn into garden or hardscape and BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care can help you with that as well. See our Chafer Beetle Control or Gardening/Hardscape Installation pages for more information on alternate options..

Installing new sod or turf grass is one of the fastest ways to turn your old or damaged lawn into something beautiful and brand new again!

Our team at BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care will come in and remove the existing lawn, clear the area where the sod needs to go, fertilize, add premium top soil, roll the lawn flat to fix any minor imperfections and lay the lawn. The finished product is nice and level and is a deep even green. There is no limit to the size or shape of yard we can do in this fashion. The grass can be walked on right away but 3 weeks are recommended (depending on the season) before any heavy use takes place. While sod can be installed at any time of the year in Vancouver, if the sod is installed later in the fall it may not root properly before winter and would be best to wait until Spring when it will have the best possible chance at success. 

Though installing a new lawn seems straightforward, there are a number of pitfalls involved in the process which may not be obvious at first glance. Let the team at BUR-HAN share their tips for a frustration-free installation.

What type of lawn is best?

There are a few common options for achieving a lush, green lawn.

Sod can be rolled out for an immediate green look, seeding or hydro seeding are inexpensive options which allow you to choose the exact varieties of grass in your lawn, and artificial turf is a maintenance-free alternative that is especially appealing in trouble areas.

The Installation Process: 

While the beginnings stages of installing a new lawn are similar for seed, hydro-seed, sod and artificial turf, some elements are very different. Below, you will find some recommendations for the step-by-step processes used in order to get the best results.

Install irrigation: Since you need to trench in order to add the sprinkler system, it is important to do this before seeding or laying down new sod.

Remove Debris: Remove all stones, roots and construction debris to obtain a smooth surface to act as a base for your new lawn.

Install Edging: Whether you’re using brick, steel, concrete or plastic edging, it’s best to install it prior to putting in the lawn so that you don’t mess up the smooth surface of your soil. The edging also makes it easier to get consistent grade across the entirety of the lawn.

Grading: Create a finished, smooth soil surface which will act as the base for your lawn. The soil should be about a half inch below the desired final grade.

Apply Lime: We suggest adding lime depending on the base of your soil, which gives the soil the more alkaline pH it prefers.

Sod Rollers: A sod roller is just a heavy drum that is filled with water and can be pushed, using a handle, across the lawn to help the sod make good contact with the soil.

Apply a Starter Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer to the lawn which will give your lawn the nutrients it needs to succeed. Whether you are seeding or putting down new sod, along with regular lawn cutting and watering – Fertilizer is one of the most (if not the most) important application you can do for your lawn.

Water, Water, Water: Depending on how hot it is, you may need to water as much as 20 minutes, three times per day for the first two weeks to help your sod get established. New sod requires a lot of water to keep it healthy so this should be taken into consideration when installing. If the lawn starts to get soggy or the lawn is installed later in the fall then you can turn the irrigation down.

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