If you have ever attempted a lawn installation yourself, you know how much work it is. When scorching heat destroys your efforts to have a beautiful lawn it can be very discouraging. But take heart! Giant Landscaping is the full-service neighborhood lawn installation and irrigation company for the Manchester, New Hampshire area! And we’re here to help. We can give you that dream lawn that you are working so hard to get.
A good lawn starts with a good base. We top dress a new lawn with 4 inches of quality screened loam. A good layer of topsoil is important to prevent a lawn from drying out too quickly, especially on a lot that has been filled with sand.
There are three methods we use to create that dream lawn for you:
1. Broadcast seeding. At Giant Landscaping, we can install your new lawn in sod, hydroseed or broadcast spreading. The advantage in broadcast seeding is that the seed makes immediate contact with the soil and grows quickly in the loam. The disadvantage is proper soil preparation and light, frequent watering are essential for success in establishing a lawn from broadcast seed. Fall lawn installations are best for broadcast seeded lawns, because weed seeds are not germinating.
2. Hydroseeding. The best chance of establishing a successful lawn is by starting with hydroseeding. Giant Landscaping purchased Green Acres Hydroseeding in 2014. We have access to the highest quality hydroseeding materials. A new lawn that is hydroseeded germinates within 10 days, and – with daily watering – will look like sod within three months!
3. Sod installation. If you can’t wait three months for an established lawn, we can install sod for you.
Follow-up care. As your full-service neighborhood lawn care company, we encourage our new lawn installation customers to follow through with at least a year of a professional lawn care program. In the first year, any new lawn in New Hampshire will battle weeds. All loam contains dormant weed. Spring lawns are especially susceptible to a weed crop. This is also true for managing crabgrass in the spring season following a fall lawn installation. Accurate timing with lawn controls is best left in the hands of a professional lawn care service, which we can also help you with.
Water, water, water! The best insurance policy to guarantee a successful lawn – whether seed, sod, or hydroseed – is to have us install a lawn irrigation system. Most homeowners have the best of intentions to religiously water their lawn – but the reality is, life happens. An automatic sprinkler system waters the lawn flawlessly day in and day out, so you never have to think about it. Read more about our home lawn irrigation systems here.