Frequently Asked Questions About Landscaping Services
Trusted Landscaping Team For Over 30 Years
Since 1986, Starr Turf Grass & Stone has provided homeowners with the most spectacular landscaping services. From adding trees to create natural shade or replacing your entire lawn with brand new and healthier grass and sod, we do it all. Understandably, you may have questions about the materials and methods we use to deliver these unparalleled landscaping services. Our staff is equipped with the knowledge to get you all the answers you need to feel confident when hiring them to perform these tasks and projects. Check some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our Sunnyvale customers, and please reach out if you have any questions you do not see listed below to get the necessary answers for us to begin work on your property.
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What landscaping services and materials can Starr Turf Grass & Stone provide?
Our expert designers and landscapers have been providing all of the following landscaping services and materials to homes throughout the Sunnyvale area for over 30 years:
- Landscape design
- Hardscape features
Different kinds of grass we provide?
Give the climate Sunnyvale experiences throughout the year, and your lawn needs grass designed and created to withstand the harsh sun and dry months of summer. Count on us to provide you with the following types of grass when looking to update and upgrade your lawn:
What is sod?
Sod is the fast and easy way to improve your lawn when your grass has dried out or died. We grow acres of Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Zoysia until it’s mature and then dig it out with a thin layer of soil still attached so we can bring the roots with us. We can then install it in your yard in many rows to give you an almost instant yard. The roots will integrate themselves into your soil to become fully attached to start growing again on their own. We only use the best ground available, so you can count on these rows of sod to give you the best yard possible. We will help you choose the suitable species and take the guesswork out of it and receive a free professional opinion.
How is sod different from grass?
The difference between sod and grass is that so comes with a small layer of soil attached to protect the roots when installed into your front or backyard. All sod is grass, but not all grass comes with high-quality soil to be the growing process immediately without using straw and other materials.
What does sod do for grass?
When you order sod, the thin layer of soil protects the roots while transporting from our farm to your lawn. Once we arrive, we lay down the new lawn into strips, and the roots can begin their process of integrating into your topsoil to become a part of your property. Using organic and nutrient-rich soil helps give your new grass the best chance for staying green and lush.
Do and don’ts of sod?
There are some important steps you can take before the installation of your new sod begins. To give it the best chance for survival, make sure the installation area is clean and smooth. You will also want to make sure you water it immediately after installation, but do not consider mowing for at least a week. While much faster than growing grass from seed, it still takes some time to combine correctly. You will also want to stay off the installed areas to prevent breakage or further damage while it works its way into your yard. We will handle all the measurements to order you the correct amount without overpaying for excess quantities of Bermuda, St. Augustine, or Zoysia.
Where can I use sod?
We can install sod all over your property to give you the best-looking lawn on the block. We need to perform some maintenance before we can install, but essentially anywhere you can cover in the grass can be handled by our expert team. Once we give your property a thorough inspection, we can provide you a better answer if there are any trouble areas we are concerned about for this task.
When can I install sod lawn?
While spring and fall are the best times to have us install your new lawn, we can do the work throughout the year, thanks to Sunnyvale’s warm climate during the entire yard. Depending on the winter weather that year, our team may suggest we wait for spring to give it the best spot for survival.
What are the basic steps of installing sod?
We will begin by preparing your current lawn by making it as flat and smooth as possible. Our team will also need to remove all o the old grass, whether it is dead or not. Next, we will unroll the sod onto your property in thin rolls like a new carpet. If there are any gaps in the installation, we will go back and fill them with cutoffs from previous rows. After installation, our team will use large rollers to press the grass evenly into the existing soil to lock in the moisture and help the roots take hold of the new ground. Finally, we will water the new areas to give them a large drink of water. You can also count on us to provide you with the necessary pointers for maintenance between our visits.
What kind of grass is preferred and user-friendly?
Sunnyvale is known for its hot summers and dry winters. This type of climate needs special grass to maintain a healthy-looking lawn. The pros at Starr Turf Grass & Stone suggest using Bermuda, St. Augustine, or Zoysia, thanks to their ability to bounce back after damage and ability to retain moisture. Over the years, we have found these species to be the most effective when updating or upgrading your yard from something more beautiful and manageable.
What types of stones and rocks does Starr Turf Grass & Stone provide?
We provide Sunnyvale homeowners with the following excellent natural stone options:
- River rock and moss
- Saw cut and chopped
Where can stones and rocks be used in my landscaping?
Wherever you would like! Our staff has all the necessary equipment to place these stones wherever you want them in the yard. We can even help with the design of walkways and paths, or you can use boulders as statement pieces to create more curb appeal.
Call Starr Turf Grass & Stone Today For More Assistance
If you have further questions or need more assistance with maintenance, please give Starr Turf Grass & Stone. a call. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are all waiting to share this information with you to have the best lawn possible. Keep in mind; we will also provide you with a free estimate for all landscaping services and materials so you can maintain your budget and create something unique for your Sunnyvale, TX home.