Hardy, Drought-Tolerant Lawns that Beat the Heat

In our northern Colorado climate, keeping your lawn green is no easy task. That’s why we specialize in utilizing grasses that can survive in low water (xeric) and prairie conditions. Our sod installation options range from general sod blends to drought-resistant, xeric species, such as Dog Tuff (™). If you’re building a new home, we’d be happy to finish your yard with a sod suitable to our climate.

The grass options we offer include (but are not limited to) Kentucky Bluegrass blend, Fine Fescue, Dog Tuff (™), Perennial Rye seed blend, Buffalo Grass, Blue Grama, and native seed. Dog Tuff (™) is an excellent option for full sun, and heavy use (foot traffic and pet wear).

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Also includes soil amendments, grading, and light compaction.

General sod installation

Includes placement of non-specialty sod with soil amendments.

Converting existing sod to Xeric sod

involves removal of the existing sod and placing a prairie or xeric sod.

Retrofit sod installation

This technique is applicable when the existing turf has become contaminated by weeds

New Construction

We offer sod installation for newly constructed homes in need of an established lawn.

Sod and LAWN Irrigation Recommendations

For newly installed xeric sod (includes mix of Fine Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass or Dog Tuff (™)), water 2-3 times daily as the roots are becoming established. The sod needs to be saturated the first few weeks so it doesn’t dry out, invite disease, die, or not actually take root. It is important to keep the subsoil hydrated so the roots extend to this layer. After the rooting phase, homeowners can cut back too watering every other day, or every day for a lot less time. Cutting back the watering in this phase encourages the root system to reach deeper.

An irrigation system can be set to water automatically with an appropriately adjusted timer. After 2 weeks, the homeowner can check to see if it’s rooted by gently attempting to lift the sod. If it’s rooted well, you won’t be able to pull it away from the subsoil. At this point, we can adjust the irrigation clock to accommodate the watering needs of the next phase or teach the homeowner how to do it.

In drought conditions, additional watering adjustments may be necessary. We recommend scheduling irrigation at night to reduce evaporation.

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What kind of sod do you install?

We install drought tolerant xeric sods and general sod blends that aren’t as specialized for our northern Colorado climate, but work well with irrigation.

Where do you get sod?

We source sod from Greenlawn Sod Company. They have great quality products and customer service from a knowledgeable staff. We try to avoid sods from big box stores because it doesn’t do as well in our conditions. We prefer local sod farms or commercial sod.

Do I have to water?

All new sod installation will need irrigation for the first few weeks until it takes root in the subsoil. See above the Sod Irrigation Recommendations for the typical watering needs to establish sod.

Can you fix the dead/dying areas in my lawn?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer fertilization or corrective services for lawns, we only offer installation of new turf through sod or seeding.