Laying down sweet Kentucky blue grass since 2019.
Every project is important. We realize that your exterior house is a significant investment. With more than 99,000 square feet grass installed The GTA is awestruck by our ability to design beautiful, high-quality lawns. We do not compromise on quality Here’s the steps:
There is no underbidding to get your business. It is a standard practice for some companies that install sod to provide a low price to gain your attention but then to come back halfway through the project with “surprise” costs. We do not do that. The price you quoted is the final price you pay.
We will be at your location within two business days to meet you to discuss your idea and then provide you with an obligation-free estimate.
You will be working in the same team with the exact project leader from beginning until the end. We will be respectful and with integrity throughout the entire process.
Once you have accepted the estimate, your work will be added in our schedule. Once you are accepted, you will not be delayed by any other job. We operate strictly on an initial-in-first-out basis.
A deposit is not required. Only when the work is done to your satisfaction.
We properly prepare your property for grading. It is essential that the base for your sod is of the correct slope and gradient so that the water drains away from structures and that there aren’t any areas that could cause it to pool.
We supply and install starter fertilizer to make sure your new lawn is nourished to give it the boost it requires. The loam is kept damp prior to laying the sod, apply a specially made root start fertilizer and then immediately lay the grass to ensure a firm and healthy beginning.
We will educate on how to properly maintain your lawn and provide you with specific instructions. If you have questions following installation, we are always willing to assist. Being proud of our work implies that your job is equally important to us we would consider it our own.
LIFT OLD SOD
We use our sod cutter to cut down 2″. We then use our mighty rototiller to till the ground another 4″.
SMOOTH IT OUT
Next your property needs to be leveled and graded to make sure water drains away from all foundations.
A healthy lawn is one with healthy roots! A dense layer of nutritious topsoil is applied, with a sprinkle of starter fertilizer to help the roots become established.
LAY IT DOWN
We use fresh premium Kentucky blue grass grown locally that has been cut the same day. Sod rolls are installed out in an offset arrangement to increase its strength and hide seams.
It is time to take a sip of water! It is your turn But don’t fret we’ll provide you with directions.
In Ontario Sod farms typically have grass that is ready from mid-April to late April (depending on the length of winter). Sod can be installed between April and October insofar the grass gets water.
If you are planning to lay new sod during April, May and June, the grass could benefit from spring rain. In August and July as more people go traveling on holiday generally, we have better access to reserve your project with a shorter notice, but when there is less rain during mid-summer, the grass will require additional watering with a hand. If it is installed in the autumn, the grass goes dormant in a short time, and is then protected by the snowpack and will begin to grow roots in the spring!
If you already have grass that is not being used, it must be cut up using an equipment for cutting sod or a skid steer, and then disposed of. We’ve agreed to compost old sod and residential customers are required to remove old sod from the municipal landfill.
Once the sod is gone the site must be graded properly to ensure that the water doesn’t run off the foundations of your building and not cause pooling in the yard or cause other problems. It is recommended to put down at minimum 2″ of fresh topsoil that is high in nutrients to provide a solid foundation for the grass that is being planted. You should ensure the roots of the new grass have the best contact with the soil so the final surface is entirely smooth.
For basic grading for simple grading, a landscape rake generally 4-5′ wide is great to level out bumps and pockets. It can be used in conjunction with the landscape roller to make an even, firm surface. Some areas will sink deeper than others and require extra attention, rolling and grading, which is repeated generally three times.
After the grade is smooth and graded after which a thin layer fertilizer is sprayed on the topsoil. Then it is lightly soaked prior to applying the fresh rolls of grass.
Depending on the scope of the project and the location of the job, we use a sod-cutting machine.
We utilize a private facility for composting sod. However, old sod isn’t considered compostable from the city of Mississauga and, therefore, when you dispose of it by yourself, standard landfill fees will apply. In 2019 it is estimated that the City of Mississauga landfill rate for sod is $113/ton. A 1000sqft area can generate up to 4 tons of dirt.
Landscaping rocks make a stunning and popular way to add a finishing touch, particularly along some of the walls of your house. The mulch of bark is also a favorite addition to the top of planting beds or beneath trees. We would be happy to put it in for you!
You bet! Irrigation is an excellent method to keep your lawn looking great.
If you book sod and irrigation, the entire process is simplified which means you don’t have to coordinate our services in a separate way.