Turf Grass establishment
When entrusting KP Morrow Landscaping Co. to establish your new lawn, you'll feel confident knowing your new lawn is in good hands. With a degree in Turf and Soil Science from Michigan State University, co-owner, Andrew Morrow offers our clients the following expertise to ensure their new turf will thrive.
“The keys to successfully establishing lawns for our clients are properly preparing and conditioning the soil, choosing the best seed varieties and carrying out each of the following steps:
Step 1. Timing: Late summer and early fall establishments produce the best results in Michigan.
Step 2. Soil Testing: We perform soil tests for all new lawn establishments to determine the nutrient and pH requirements of the soil.
Step 3. Soil Preparation: Ensuring the soil is graded to a uniform thickness, is void of large rocks, roots and debris and is properly sloped away from the home are the next steps in the establishment process. Once this is completed, the soil is rolled to prevent areas of settling where water could possibly pool.
Step 4. Finally, selecting the right type of grass seed for the client’s site and use is crucial: Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and fine fescue are cool-season turf grasses commonly used in Michigan. These grasses grow best when soil temperatures are between 50 and 65 degrees F and when air temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees F. These conditions occur in both spring and fall in Michigan. Without irrigation, cool-season turf grasses may become dormant during periods of hot or dry weather in