If you’re the DIY type, seeding a new lawn can be done over the course of a few days, preferably in the spring or fall depending on the region in which you live. There are several reasons for seeding a new lawn: parts of the existing lawn are dead or have been heavily damaged, or you’re putting a new lawn in where one has not previously existed. . .
Spring is the perfect time of year to seed a new lawn in Maine because the frost has come out of the ground and its warm enough for grass seed to germinate. There are 6 crucial steps to take when seeding a new lawn after choosing a type of grass seed that thrives in Maine’s climate. . .
When seeding a lawn, site preparation is the first step you should take. How much new topsoil, if any, depends on what the site for your new lawn was previously used for.
Screened loam is loose and easy to till. Loam retains moisture while draining excess water at the same time. Grass seed has an easier time establishing and spreading its roots in clump-free soil. . .
New lawns need specific vitamins and nutrients to grow at their best which is why they benefit from a starter fertilizer. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are 3 of the most essential nutrients besides carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen which are provided naturally though rain and air. . .
When it comes to starter lawn fertilizers, there are 3 basic types to choose from; organic, synthetic, and fast and slow-release. Starter fertilizers are applied before grass seed and provide nutrients for strong root development and healthy plant growth.
Of these types of starter fertilizers, there are 4 kinds available, each containing different percentages of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K).
When it comes to types of grass seed that grow in Maine, there are 4 types to choose from. When seeding a new lawn, it’s important to choose a type of grass seed that thrives in your climate.
No matter the region you live in, you should base your choice of grass seed on use of lawn, climate, maintenance, and area pest and disease issues. The best grass seed for the Maine climate are Kentucky bluegrass, fine and tall fescues, bentgrass, and perennial ryegrass. . .
When seeding a new lawn, it’s important to seed with the right type of grass seed according to the region you live in. Type of grass seed are placed in two categories: warm-season and cold-season grasses.
Find your region by number on the map in this post and then consult the chart to find the best type of grass seed for your new lawn.
There are 2 basic types of seed spreaders; the drop spreader and the broadcast spreader. Each has benefits and can be used to seed a new lawn.
Crabgrass control in a new lawn is a common concern we’ve heard from customers at Beaulieu Industries. People want to know how to stop crabgrass from growing. Our solution: prevention.
We have several tips for preventing crabgrass that are DIY and easy to follow. Part of crabgrass control is understanding what crabgrass is and what conditions it needs to grow. . .
If you’re going to apply a preemergence herbicide (weed killer) to your lawn to prevent crabgrass from growing, there are a few things you should know. Besides applying a preemergence herbicide at the right time, following label directions and watering are also important. . .
There are 4 types of crabgrass killer on the market and countless brands that carry them. At Beaulieu Industries, when we refer to types of crabgrass killer we’re talking about organic, preemergent herbicides, postemergent herbicides, and crabgrass killer mixes.
Below is a description of each type of crabgrass killer to help you choose which type will best meet your needs and fit into your lifestyle. . .
Once your new lawn has been established, meaning the grass has germinated and has been growing for about 4 – 8 weeks, it’s safe to apply a lawn fertilizer. Lawn fertilizer should be applied at least twice a year in order to feed your lawn the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy. . .
Homeowners looking for a way to make their lawns healthy and beautiful have 4 types of lawn fertilizer to choose from. Each bag of fertilizer is marked with numbers representing the percentage of nutrient the lawn fertilizer contains in this order nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) (N-P-K).
Granular, liquid, synthetic, and organic fertilizers are the 4 main types on the market. Each type of fertilizer contains different amounts of NPK. Choosing a lawn fertilizer containing how much of each nutrient depends on your lawns needs.
Watering a new lawn is an essential part of getting your lawn to germinate and grow in full and healthy. Once grass seed has been spread and a fine layer of mulch hay applied, watering becomes the most important step in seeding a new lawn. . .
Mowing a new lawn for the first time depends on whether or not it was seeded or laid with sod. Before being mowed, grass needs to be able to establish its roots. . .
Beaulieu Industries is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We call Maine home and are based out of the city of Lewiston. Established in 1973, our name may have changed over the years from Beaulieu Logging to Beaulieu Brothers to Beaulieu Industries, but our hard work and loyalty to our customers hasn’t budged. . .
Beaulieu Industries delivers to Androscoggin and its surrounding counties. We have loam and other topsoil for sale by the yard. If you need less or want to come pick it up yourself from our business in Lewiston, Maine call ahead for a date and time. . .
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