Lush, green grass gives the impression of a well taken care of home - especially in Calgary. Whether you need sod for a new construction project, a specific area of your existing yard, or completely starting your lawn over. We can handle all of your sod installation needs. We specialize in sod installation for both residential homes and commercial properties. From subgrade drainage to even, well-rooted, green Calgary grass - we’ve got you covered.
Your Professional Sod Installation Specialists
Calgary Lawn Solutions provides sod installation services throughout Calgary and southern Alberta. Our spectrum of services include: Sod Installation, soil delivery & grading, sod cutting & placement and lawn repair / slit seeding. At Calgary Lawn Solutions, we’ve taken the time to refine and improve the process of a sod project from start to finish to ensure that with proper care, your grass is lush and green for as long as possible.
We've been laying down the turf for 8 Years here in Calgary and surrounding areas. Calgary Lawn Solutions Inc. has provided Calgary and surrounding areas with extraordinary landscapes for exceptional prices! What started as a small hydroseeding company that took great pride in its work and customer satisfaction has now grown to a full Commercial and Residential Landscape Construction business.
Let us take care of your sod installation needs so you'll have more time to spend with your family, friends or clients!
Our team of professionals enjoy working one-on-one with our clients to develop the best plan of action for their specific sod installation needs. It is our goal is to assist all of our clients with making their yards, schools, churches, and businesses look beautiful, while making sure that the species selected for each of the unique properties are suitable for the climate zone and spacing which they are to be installed in. Let Calgary Lawn Solutions help transform your property by designing a plan that fits your needs!
Key Benefits of Sod Installation
Dust and smoke are trapped by sod
Keeps your home cooler by acting as an external air conditioner
Filters ground and rain water
Reduces soil erosion
Reduces your carbon footprint
Cools the air
Provides a cool surface to walk on
Restores soil quality
Absorbs pollutants, and cleans the air
This overview of some of the many benefits of the lawn provides a tribute to the grass plant, truly a gift of nature. Although each plant is small, it contributes so much to our well-being.
---Dr. Eliot Roberts and Beverly Roberts 1989
Bluegrass sod refers to a type of grass that is grown specifically for turfgrass applications. Bluegrass sod is popular in Calgary & Canada, particularly in the urban and central regions, as it is well-suited for our cooler climates. It is known for its fine-textured, dense growth and blue-green color.
Bluegrass sod is typically grown from seed and is harvested after it has matured. Once harvested, the sod is typically rolled up in long strips or squares for transportation to a new location, where it can be unrolled and laid down to create an instant lawn. Bluegrass sod is often used in residential and commercial landscaping, sports fields, and golf courses.
Maintaining bluegrass sod requires regular watering, fertilization, and mowing. It is important to keep the soil moist and to avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive growth and thatch buildup. Additionally, mowing should be done at the appropriate height to ensure healthy growth and to prevent damage to the sod.
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3 Methods of Establishing Turf Grass
Hydroseeding is a method of planting grass, plants, or other vegetation using a mixture of seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. The mixture is applied to the soil surface with a specialized machine that sprays it onto the ground in a uniform layer. The process is often used for erosion control, re-vegetation, and landscaping projects.
Hydroseeding has several advantages over traditional methods of planting. First, it allows for a larger area to be covered in a shorter amount of time, making it more efficient. Second, the mixture used in hydroseeding helps to retain moisture, which can improve germination rates and reduce the need for frequent watering. Finally, the mulch in the mixture helps to protect the soil from erosion and provides nutrients to the growing plants.
The success of hydroseeding depends on several factors, including the quality of the seed, the type and amount of mulch used, and the proper preparation of the soil. It is important to follow the instructions of a trained professional when using this method to ensure the best possible results.
Sod, also known as turfgrass, is a layer of grass and soil held together by roots or other materials, such as mesh, that can be rolled out and installed as a new lawn. Sod is commonly used to establish a new lawn quickly, as it provides instant gratification and reduces the amount of time required for the lawn to become established.
Sod is typically grown on specialized farms and is harvested with machines that cut the grass and soil into long strips or rolls. It can be made from a variety of grass species, here in Calgary the most common types of grass used is Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, and Rye grasses, depending on the climate (sun, shade and traffic) and intended use of the lawn.
Installing sod involves preparing the soil, laying the rolls of sod side by side, and watering it regularly to ensure it establishes roots in the soil below. Once established, sod requires regular maintenance, such as mowing, fertilizing, and watering, to keep it healthy and looking its best.
Sod is a popular option for those who want an instant lawn, but it can be more expensive than other options, such as hydroseeding, over seeding. Additionally, sod requires a lot of water in the beginning to establish roots, and it may require more frequent watering in the long term to maintain its health and appearance.
Slit seeding, also known as slice seeding or overseeding, is a method of planting grass seed in an existing lawn using a specialized machine called a slit seeder. This process involves creating small slices or grooves in the soil and depositing seeds directly into them, ensuring good soil-to-seed contact for improved germination rates.
Slit seeding is typically used to rejuvenate an existing lawn that has become thin, patchy, or otherwise unhealthy. It can also be used to introduce new grass varieties to an existing lawn, such as when transitioning to a more drought-tolerant or disease-resistant type of grass.
The benefits of slit seeding include improved seed-to-soil contact, which leads to higher germination rates and a thicker, healthier lawn. It also helps to reduce soil compaction and improve water and nutrient absorption, leading to better overall lawn health.
Slit seeding is best done in the fall or early spring, when temperatures are cooler and the soil is moist. It is important to properly prepare the lawn before slit seeding, including removing any debris or thatch and ensuring the soil is loose and aerated. After seeding, it is important to water the lawn regularly to keep the soil moist and promote seed germination.