One of the largest elements of most yards in Bergen County, New Jersey, is, of course, the lawn. Lush, green grass that covers the front and backyard is something many homeowners aspire to, and because it plays such a crucial role in creating a captivating landscape, it’s easy to see the importance of being prepared when it comes time to install turf. In this article, we’ll look at the materials you’ll need to line up before the installation process begins to ensure that the process is as hassle-free as possible.
The Turf Itself
This may seem like a pretty obvious first item, but it really is necessary to have the right turf lined up for installation. You’ll have to decide what kind of turf the homeowner prefers and which is best for the type of soil present in the yard. The best course of action is to consult one of our knowledgeable EP Jansen Nursery professionals about what type of turf to install. They’ll be able to give an informed opinion based on factors such as how much exposure to sun the lawn gets, what kind of watering schedule will be in place, and the pH level of the soil. Once you’ve worked out all of these details, you can schedule a bulk delivery with us to ensure that the turf arrives on the day you’re ready to lay it. At the same time, you might also consider having additional plants from our nursery delivered so you’ll be able to add fresh plantings to complement your client’s new lawn.
It’s important to think below the turf too. For the turf to thrive, it needs to be planted in good topsoil. Too often, lawn installations fail because they are laid on previously eroded and nutrient-starved soil. For rich and healthy soils and composts, look to the EP Jansen Nursery Bulk Supply department. Once again, you can have this delivered to the site on the day you’re ready to work with it.
Fertilizer may be needed to give the turf’s root growth the boost it needs to establish itself, so it’s important to make sure that you feed the freshly laid lawn with the nutrition that is required, based on the properties of the soil. The best fertilizer for the job will also depend on the type of turf that is installed, so talk to one of our knowledgeable professionals about which option is the most suitable option for the yard in question. It may be necessary to have the fertilizer at hand ahead of installation, as you may need to pre-treat the soil prior to installation of the turf.
An Irrigation System
It’s ideal to have an irrigation system planned out before installing turf. The water factor may affect what kind of turf gets installed in the first place, and it can also affect the fertilizers that should be used. With that in mind, having your expectations and plans for the watering system laid out ahead of time will make the whole process easier. Once the turf is installed, and the irrigation system is put in place, thorough irrigation will help the freshly installed turf take root and thrive.