Grass Seed or Hydroseeding
Crew Cuts also offers installation of grass through a slit seeding, also known as hydroseeding, process.
Hydroseeding, when the soil is loosened or proper dirt is installed, takes a bit longer to establish, but the long term appeal is one that all lawn enthusiasts crave.
When we hydroseed a lawn, we cut grooves into the soil and plant the seed. Then, we cover the grass seed with a "slurry" of grass seed and mulch, which helps maintain the moisture level of the seed. The slurry also has other ingredients including fertilizer and tackifying agents.
Once the grass takes root, the overall appearance and upkeep is much easier to obtain.
Typically, starting a lawn by hydroseeding is considerably less expensive than laying sod.
Best Grass For Lafayette Indiana Lawns
Kentucky bluegrass is by far the most popular species used in home lawns in northern Indiana, due to high quality appearance, hardiness, and recovery ability. Kentucky bluegrass requires moderate to high levels of maintenance (such as fertilizing, watering, etc.) to maintain high quality. Kentucky bluegrass prefers full sun, although a few cultivars have tolerance to light shade. Kentucky bluegrass is slow to establish by seed, and is also readily available as sod.
Fine fescues require less maintenance and many adapt to shade. The fine fescues include red and chewings fescues, sheep fescue, and hard fescue. Leaf width is narrow, and most are bunch-type grasses (red fescue has rhizomes). Wear tolerance (such as foot traffic) and recovery ability of fine fescues is fair. Maintenance levels are generally low, especially fertilizer needs, and fine fescues may decline in full sun when mowed frequently.
Perennial ryegrasses are bunching cool season grasses that are compatible in appearance with bluegrass, do not form thatch, have good heat tolerance and may be drought resistant. They tend to be disease prone and offer poor freezing tolerance if flooded or exposed to wind. Perennial ryegrasses is designed for full sun areas, but will tolerate some shade. Ryegrass is bred to give a pleasing dark green color, with a fine texture and excellent mowing qualities. Is also a very good choice for blends with Kentucky Bluegrass and Fine Fescue.
The new turf-type tall fescues are excellent for warmer areas of Indiana and the southern area. While they take a little while to establish or recuperate since they are a clump-type grass, they are extremely wear resistant, drought, heat, and salt-tolerant; and moderately shade tolerant. Tall fescues have few disease problems and require less maintenance that other grasses. Kentucky bluegrass is the first grass to brown out in the summer and tall fescue is the last.
Contact us for a free sod or grass seed estimate in the greater Lafayette, IN area.