New Sod Care and Maintenance

  • After about 14 days newly laid sod should be rooted enough so that it does not move around.
  • Never cut more than 1/3 of the blade of the turf or you risk scalping which is detrimental to its overall health.  This pertains to new as well as existing grass.
  • Once a lawn is established ideal cutting height is approximately 3.5”.
  • To ensure a healthy lawn we suggest signing up for a fertilization program and proper watering program to keep it looking the best it can.

Why plant trees?

  • Increased property value.
  • Improve your outdoor surroundings.
  • Deciduous trees, ones that lose their leaves in the winter, cool a home in the summer with shade and allows sunlight to warm a home in the winter.
  • Evergreens can offer privacy as well as a windbreak with their dense form.
  • Reduce erosion and runoff.
  • Filter out pollutants and produce oxygen.

Tree and plant care after planting

  • Be sure to have adequate mulch around the base as it will insulate the soil from the hot and cold seasons, retain water, reduces weed growth, and prevents soil compaction/erosion.
  • Keep soil moist but not saturated.  Be sure not to over-water as more trees and plants suffer from over-watering than under-watering.
  • Products such as tree gators and soaker hoses are great ways to both reduce time spent caring for your new landscape as well as a great way to diffuse water properly into the ground.

  • This insect has been in Ohio since 2003 and has inflicted devastation on our ash tree population.  Without proper treatment and prevention once the Ashborer infests a tree it kills it within a three to five year period.
  • Evidence of an infestation can be noted when D-shaped holes are seen on the trunk and branches, flakey bark, and canopy die-back.
  • Treatment for an infestation is a long term commitment and requires annual visits.  It is important to note that if even one year’s treatment is skipped it may throw off the whole program, causing the tree to suffer.

Emerald Ashborer