HOW DOES INSTALLING SOD WORK?
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Pricing is calculated based on square footage and the amount of material required to finish the job without sacrificing quality in the process. One of our landscaping experts will visit your home to asses your lawn and determine how much sod, topsoil, and fertilizer will be required. By the end of the visit, you will receive a free quote on your sod installation and learn more about how to maintain the luscious lawn you've always dreamed of!
Book your sod installation in person or by calling (613) 701-6429.
We are available to work around your busy schedule! The booking can be completed during the home visit (step 1) or you can call us back and schedule an appointment at your own convenience.
Secure a 40% deposit to cover the cost of the required materials. Our policy regarding payment is to collect a 40% deposit upfront by cheque, cash, e-transfer, or credit card if the amount is under $2,000. The remaining amount will be paid once the project is completed.
Re-sodding can be compared to transplanting a tree. We take existing grass sods that have grown in a field and transplant the grass rolls onto your property.
Here is an overview of the process:
First, we will bring in our professional rototiller to re-level the surface. This is done by breaking the existing grass into clumps and bringing up the soil underneath. The tilled grass acts as a natural fertilizer for your new grass on top. The high and low spots created by rototilling are then raked out and re-leveled once more.
Next, we unroll the fresh Kentucky Bluegrass to fit perfectly onto your property.
The roots of the transplanted grass will begin to adhere to the fresh topsoil within the first 10 days after installation. These roots will easily push through the fresh, fluffy topsoil and will grow 3 to 4 inches under the ground. With an MCD lawn, your roots will never dry out because they will always have the water.
A strong root system that is receiving enough moisture is the secret behind grass that stays nice and green all season long.
During the first week after the sod installation is complete, it is very important to water your new lawn every day for 2 hours. The existing roots will push through the transplanted soil and adhere into the fresh, fluffy topsoil that we layer underneath. The frequent watering during week one will ensure the growth of the grass and the roots so that the transplanted roots find their new home in the fresh soil.
After the first week, you will slowly decrease the watering schedule to every second or third day, for 2 hours each session. Simply hook up your sprinkler and let the water do its thing.
Your lawn needs 2 inches of grass to photosynthesize and thrive. After at least 10 days, you can begin to mow the grass once a week so that the blades remain at least 2" high.
On a monthly basis, your yard will need to be fertilized and checked for weeds. These services are part of the MCD Landscaping & Contracting lawn maintenance package which is purchased by most of our re-sodding customers. The package will be customized to include any other special services required to keep your yard looking perfect: aeration, gardening, fertilizing, weed control, and more! To learn more about our maintenance service package, please call us at (613) 701-6429.
At MCD Landscaping & Contracting, it is important for us to educate our customers with only the best landscaping advice and services. This is why our team will follow up with you in the following weeks after installation to make sure things are going smoothly. In addition to our one-on-one lawn care education, we will supply you with an information package and a watering schedule (see below). We want you to know what your grass needs to thrive so that you can experience the joy of having a beautiful lawn for years to come.
If you are ever feeling unsure about the maintenance of your new grass, call us with your questions at (613) 701-6429. We will be happy to help you!
BENEFITS OF USING 100% KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS
The only way to get the most luscious lawn ever is to use 100% Kentucky Bluegrass!
MCD only uses Kentucky Bluegrass because it is a very durable strain of grass that can handle the intense winters we experience here in Ottawa. In addition to lasting through the winter, Kentucky Blue Grass remains a luscious green colour all summer long.
Our 100% Kentucky Bluegrass lawns have several benefits that make it the first choice for any homeowner looking to increase curb appeal:
MCD Landscaping & Contracting only uses 100% Kentucky Bluegrass because we know it will not disappoint our customers.
MCD Landscaping & Contracting is a family-owned and operated business focused on providing the best landscaping services to all of our customers in Ottawa. MCD Landscaping & Contracting offers lawn care & replacement, mosquito & tick control, interlock lift/relay, driveway sealing, snow removal, foundation repairs, and irrigation.
We provide quality services at affordable rates. Contact us today at (613) 701-6429 for a free quote on your next landscaping project.
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HEY NICE LAWN! WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
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"Nice job on installing my new lawn! Very informative about how to take care of it. These guys are awesome if you're looking for a green lawn!"
"MCD Landscaping & Contracting has done an OUTSTANDING job for us over the past three years. We’re ALWAYS impressed with the professionalism of James his follow-ups and the workers at MCD, whether it be maintenance or landscaping. Our lawn has never looked better! We are very happy with the reliable and great quality work that was provided to us. We highly recommend James Mcd for your yard!"
"Great honest service and people! Thank you!"
"I had my lawn redone last summer, today I received a call from the salesman James to discuss lawn maintenance to keep my new lawn beautiful. The customer service offered by this company is very impressive. From start to end it was impecable. My lawn looked amazing all summer long."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: Seed bags bought from local gardening stores are usually a variety of seeds mixed together, growing in only a few days. This is convenient, however, grass that grows quickly will also grow inconsistently. It takes 45 days to germinate a seedling of Kentucky Bluegrass and requires perfect growing conditions. Our 100% Kentucky Bluegrass lawns are grown in Canadian facilities and are ready for sodding right away.
A: With every sodding project, we offer a lifetime maintenance package which includes monthly fertilizing and weeding. After two years, we begin aeration which is another essential part of the process of having the most luscious, green grass ever.
Call us today at (613) 701-6429 for more information on the perfect maintenance package for you!
A: Any time you are planting seeds yourself, you are unable to control weeds while the seedlings are germinating. Exposed dirt will grow vegetation (half grass, half weeds) and quickly become an eyesore. This is why we offer re-sodding instead! Our grass already has a root system because it has already gone through the 45-day period. The roots will adhere to your topsoil within 7 days, creating an instantly beautiful lawn without the hassle of weeding or waiting to see results.
A: Generally, the price of sod and new sod installation is calculated based on square footage. The amount of sod and other materials required to finish the job will vary the price of a new lawn installation. Please contact us for more details at (613) 701-6429 or scroll up to our "How Our Process Works" section for a complete overview of how to get a quote.
A: The rototiller can be used in small spaces, but the machine is 34” wide. Therefore, our method using the rototiller can only be used if the machine is accessible. If the area is too small, we will remove 2” of grass and dirt to till the soil by hand. The excess grass is removed using our special sod cutters. Once tilled, we add topsoil, rake and re-grade the ground, and install the new 100% Kentucky Bluegrass sod.
A: We are located at 642 Gardenvale Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 1E6.
A: In Ottawa, spring and fall are the best seasons to lay sod. The ground is warm and the grass won't dry out too quickly.