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Late summer is a great time of year for many things, but is putting in a new lawn one of them? According to the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, late summer is the best time of year to seed a lawn in Maine. Why? The soil is still warm enabling grass seed to quickly set roots and establish themselves. Furthermore, weeds are on their way out, meaning less competition with newly seeded grass.

Best Type of Grass Seed

There is no doubt that Maine is a cool weather state with only a few short months of summer sun. This makes choosing the best type of grass seed for a new lawn all the more important. Cool season grasses are the best option because they flourish during the hot days of summer after a long, freezing cold winter. When putting in a new lawn, choose from a variety of cool season grasses depending on traffic and time available for maintenance.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass: Grows dense and bright green to deep blue-green in color. Best used in low-medium trafficked areas.
  • Fine Fescue: Grows bright green in color and grows great in shady areas requiring little maintenance and moisture. Best used in moderately trafficked areas.
  • Tall Fescue: Grows thick and deep green in color. Tolerates highly trafficked areas, heat, and drought. Offers superb disease resistance.
  • Perennial Rye Grass: Grows bright green in color and is known for quick germination. Tolerates highly trafficked areas and requires little maintenance.

Help Putting in New Lawns in Maine

No time to put in a new lawn, no problem! Contact Beaulieu Industries today for a free site evaluation and estimate. We’ll be happy to do the work for you at an affordable price.


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Need some loam but not by the yard? Bring your 5 gallon pail to Beaulieu Industries and we’ll fill it up for you for $5 a pail. Contact Beaulieu Industries of Maine for directions and a date and time. Bringing your own pail(s) is a must.

Loam and Topsoil for Sale by the Yard in Maine

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Located in Lewiston, Maine, Beaulieu Industries has loam for sale for the 2014 season. We offer delivery in and around Androscoggin county, or we’ll load you up if you’d rather come pick it up yourself.

Cost of Delivery

Delivery of loam in the Lewiston/Sabattus area is $16 per yard and $18 per yard for the Auburn/Poland area. If you come pick it up yourself we charge $12 a yard. For a complete price list of our materials, please click here.

We have loam for sale by the yard, or if you only need a few bucketfuls for your garden, we can supply that too. If you’re not sure how much loam you’ll need for your project, we’ll be happy to help you figure out how many yards you’ll need.

About Our Loam

Our loam doesn’t contain any fillers and is screened so it doesn’t contain any rocks or branches either. If you have a large project in Central Maine, we offer excavation services, which means we’ll not only deliver the loam, we’ll level it for you too.

How to Place an Order

Call Roger Beaulieu (240-4499) at Beaulieu Industries to place an order or contact us via email. We’ll set up a delivery/pick up date and time that’s convenient for you.

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PrunedTreesShould you prune your own trees? The answer depends on the size of the job. If a pruning saw and lopper is all that is needed, then go ahead and do the pruning yourself. If scaling the tree and using a chainsaw is what the job calls for, call a professional to get the job done safely.

Reasons to Prune a Tree

  • Overall Tree Health: Removing diseased, damaged or dead branches allows the tree to focus its energy on growing new branches and putting out new buds, flowers and fruit.
  • Increase Air Circulation
  • Encourage New Growth
  • Shape the Tree
  • Remove Obstructive Branches
  • Make Tree Shorter

When to Prune a Tree

It’s best to prune a tree in late fall or winter while the tree is dormant. This reduces stress to the tree and helps prevent disease from spreading.

Professional Tree Removal Services in Central Maine

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Thinking about putting in a new lawn or garden? Then, in most cases, loam is the best topsoil to use. A healthy lawn requires fertile, well draining soil and most gardens prefer the same.

Why Loam is the Best Lawn and Garden Soil

  • Fertile
  • Drains Well
  • Retains Moisture
  • Made of Organic Ingredients
  • Anchors Roots Well
  • Workable
  • Easy to Till
  • Can be Amended

Topsoil for Sale in Lewiston, Maine

How to Tell if Loam is Good

Before shelling out money for loam, make sure you are getting exactly what you are paying for. The best loam is screened, and contains no fillers.

  • Dark in color
  • Has an earthy smell
  • Should not contain any fillers – some contractors mix loam with sand or other fillers
  • Should not contain rocks, sticks or other debris
  • Should fall through fingers

Note: Always check the soil requirements before doing any planting. Some vegetables and plants prefer a more sandy soil such as root vegetables. In the north, many flowers, trees and shrubs grow best in loamy soil.

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With spring less than a month away, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor home improvement projects. Does the driveway need to be graded, drainage ditches dug or a parcel of land cleared? Now is the time to consult your budget and begin lining up contractors to get the job done.

Considerations when Choosing a Spring Home Improvement Project

Budget – Can you afford it this year?
Timing – Is spring really the right time?
Contractor – Which 3 contractors are you going to get estimates from?
Priority – Can’t do all your projects at once? Which one is most needed?

Spring Outdoor Home Improvement Ideas

Driveway Repair
Land Clearing
Drainage Ditch Widening/Clearing
Outdoor Drainage Installation
Culvert Installation
New Lawns
Order Loam for Gardens
New Road/Driveway
Tree Removal

If you live in the north, you’ll have to wait for the frost to completely come out of the ground and the mud to dry before attempting to dig, especially before attempting large excavation projects. While waiting, plan ahead and prioritize everything on your list of projects.

What’s on your spring home improvement project to-do list?

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Septic systems are life-savers for those living in rural areas where connecting to the main sewer line isn’t an option. They enable household waste to safely drain away from the house uninterrupted without polluting or causing harm to the environment.

Beaulieu Industries, a Lewiston, Maine based general contractor, is an experienced and qualified septic system installer. We begin by helping you choose the right type of septic system to suit your household needs and requirements.

We handle the entire installation process from excavating the site, installing the system, including the pipe work, and get you safely hooked up to your new, ready to use septic system.

Once your septic system has been installed, we provide you with tips on how to run and maintain your septic for years to come including pumping and what should and shouldn’t be put down the drain.

Central Maine Septic System Installation

If you’re looking for an experienced and qualified general contractor to safely install a septic system on your property, contact Beaulieu Industries of Lewiston today. We’ll address any needs and concerns you may have, help you choose the best type of septic system for you and give you a fair and competitive estimate.

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