Sod Install: You should always have a nice layer of good dirt for Sod Install, we include starter fertilizer on every sod install. Once sod is installed you will need to follow watering guide instructions to ensure your new grass grows roots. Shallow roots take 2 weeks to grow and up to 6 weeks to establish deep root growth. You can walk on newly installed sod carefully.
Newly installed sod should be watered 2-3 times per day for 5-8 minutes. If it is over 95 degrees newly installed grass should be watered 3-4 times a day for the same amount of time (5-8 minutes) Do not water for over 10 minutes at a time
After 3 weeks you can slowly reduce the amount of water
If standing water is observed, reduce minutes but not frequency
Regular Maintenance requirements for Sod:
You can fertilize new sod for the first time about six weeks after laying the sod. (Do not fertilize in extreme hot weather), you might want to aerate twice a year for the first year, top dress with a nutrient rich soil at least once a year and of course mow.
Planter Mix, Tops Soil and Dressing: (Pick-up, Delivery and Install) Used to amend the soil, Feed plantings, gardens and grass, Doing so in fall and spring lessens weed production, controls troublesome insects and diseases, and regulates soil’s PH.
Plant/Bush/Tree/Flowering/Drought Resistant/Evergreen Plants Install:
Texas weather can be harsh, nobody likes to spend thousands of dollars in plants to see them go to waste. Proper Installation of plants needs to be done: We always amend soil and fertilize. But while proper installation is important, there still needs to be a match between desired planting’s purpose and site’s conditions.
That is why you need expert advice, depending on: temperature: amount of shade and sun available, water requirements, drainage, soil types, house orientation, purpose of the garden: like attracting wildlife, bees and butterflies or just giving privacy year-round.
We can carefully give you a selection of plants that will match your needs, that will make the front of your house stand out and/or suggest flowering plants to even your personal color liking, create gardens with contrasting colors or be more traditional.
Please consider that newly installed plants need to be watered at least morning’s and evening’s (twice a day) for the first 2-3 weeks
After 3 weeks you can slowly reduce the amount of water and frequency.
Bigger shrubs and trees need bigger amounts of water, a slow root-saturating, one-hour trickle once a week is a good rule of thumb, adjust schedule to weather accordingly.
Landscape Materials: We Pick-up, Deliver & Install:
- River Rock (Texas Blend, etc)
- Decomposed Granite
- Decorative Rock (Pink Granite, Shadow Stone, Limestone)
- Mulch (Cedar, Dyed: Red, Black and Brown)
- Sod & Plants
- Small Trees and Shrubs
Landscape Design, Ideas, Xeriscape, & Lighting Systems Installation available too!!
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