30
Mar

Symptoms of Over-Fertilizing your Lawn

I Over Fertilized my Lawn What Should I do Now?

Fertilizer is used on lawns to provide supplemental nutrients that grass needs to grow in faster and thicker. It’s the most effective on soil that is deficient in nutrients because it contains high levels of nitrogen which promotes quick top growth and phosphorus that aids in root growth. Most fertilizers also contain potassium which helps keep your lawn healthy and disease-resistant.

All these nutrients together are exactly what your grass needs to stay healthy, however the amount of nutrients you provide will determine your lawn’s overall health. Both fertilizing at the wrong time and over-fertilizing can hurt both your lawn and your wallet. Which is why it’s important to understand the effects of over fertilization and learn proper fertilizing techniques.

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17
Mar

Arizona Sod Lawns on a Budget

Arizona Sod Installation
 

How Much Does Sod Cost?

 
According to a recent study done by Home Advisor, the average cost of having sod installed in a 2,000-square foot yard is a little over $1,000. Assuming the area is relatively flat, this price includes the sod, labor and equipment needed to have your sod installed by a professional.

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15
Mar

Transitioning Your Lawn for Spring

You might have noticed that the temperatures have been in the high 90’s in Arizona, and have even hit the 100’s in California!  No one wants to see that in late March unless you’re a sod producer or looking to get your warm season lawn to green up. While it is great for lawn color, it is still too early to know if this weather will stay or if we will get a minor cold snap. If we were assured that the 90’s were here to stay I would tell you to really start pushing your warm season turf, but it is best to ease into the season until soil temperatures reach 64 degrees.

Either way, transition time is upon us and it is time to start easing into the summer grass season. For people with non-overseeded turf this weather is great news for their lawn, and for others transition can bring a few headaches. I have outlined some simple steps to help you get your lawn to go from ryegrass to bermudagrass without any anxiety.

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10
Mar

2017 Backyard Design Trends

Backyard Design Trends from Arizona Sod Experts

Backyard Design Trends Edible Garden

If you’ve recently found yourself itching for a new backyard, you’re not alone. Here at West Coast Turf, our Arizona sod pros are always looking for the next big thing in landscaping so that we can provide our customers with a forward-thinking approach to designing their perfect lawn. Read the rest of this entry »

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06
Mar

Create a Drought Resistant Lawn with these Arizona and California Sods

Drought Resistant Lawn

Hope all you California and Arizona residents stayed dry from all the rain these last few weeks. The good news is, it looks like we’re finally going to get a break from the rain (for now, at least). However, we still have some time before Spring arrives. So, soak up the wet winter weather while you still can, because it won’t last forever.

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03
Mar

Tips for Growing Arizona Sod in the Shade

Arizona Sod in Shade

Trying to maintain healthy, quality grass in the shade is like fighting an uphill battle where the grass is always greener on the other side. The first step towards overcoming this battle begins with understanding the problems grass encounters in the shade.

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01
Mar

Read This Before Laying California Sod in the Winter

Winter Sod Installation

Ideally the best time to lay sod is from April to October, but sometimes waiting until those months simply isn’t an option. If you find yourself in this position, don’t panic. Although laying California sod in the winter is not ideal, it’s still possible and can have some advantages when done with care.

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