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Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions a Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts share a Grass Seed Comparison Chart

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions in Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts! 

Here they share a Grass Seed Comparison Chart:

Why type of grass seed should you use? Check out RTF Water :Saver Grass Seed, highly recommended and used exclusively by Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding.

Scientifically designed, superior grass seed: the best of both worlds.

RTF Water Saver Grass Seed combines the best qualities of traditional high maintenance Kentucky bluegrass seed with the water saving ability and versatility of a tall fescue grass to create an ecologically safe, superior seed, scientifically designed to promote a dense, durable, weed resistant turf you can enjoy all year round.

Canada falls in the “cool season” grass category. Following is a chart that compares the two leading types of grass seed used in Canada with new RTF Water Saver grass seed.

For more infrmation on RTF Water Saver Grass Seed, please feel free to contact us today.

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Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions a Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts share a great tip on the Benefits of Hydroseeding

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions in Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

 

Here they share a great tip on the Benefits of Hydroseeding:

 

Cost Effective

 

Hydroseeding is definitely the most economical choice for establishing the growing results desired without the expense, time consumption, material costs or installation demands of sodding or traditional hand seeding methods. A great looking lawn can also significantly increase the value of your home.

Hydroseeding typically costs 50-80% less than the price of sod, and coupled with labour charges, the overall expenses associated with sodding can be astronomical. With the savings in material costs and installation expenses, a lawn could be fully established for half the price of sod or less.

Hydroseeding is also the cost effective solution over hand seeding as well. While the average hand-sewn lawn takes about half the day, the same area can be hydroseeded to completion in about an hour to an hour and a half. While maintaining even more beautiful results, a healthier lawn, costs savings and faster germination, hydroseeding is truly the cost effective choice and wave of the future.

Quality

The lawn quality that hydroseeding affords is much healthier, greener and longer lasting than sodding or hand seeding applications. The root establishment is grown deeper into the soil and avoids the shock of being transplanted into foreign soils, which is what occurs with sod methods.

Hydroseeding typically yields superior results the first time it is installed and the seeds are more resistant to external problems because it has been adjusted to its present soil conditions. Hydroseeded soils hold moisture better than sod or hand seeded types, therefore the seeds can germinate quicker.

Additionally, hydroseeding includes fewer weed seeds, no layering of soils, and incorporates a tackifier coagulant that will not experience wash out. Consequently, it is fairly common for a peat moss covered seed to wash out in the event of moderate inclement weather.

With hydroseeding, it is possible to customize the application of different grass seed preferences to meet the quality expectations of the client’s aesthetic appeal, traffic needs and surrounding environments.

 

 

Coverage

Hydroseeding provides a thicker, more uniform lawn that essentially consists of a mat of interlocking fibers creating the ideal growing environment that doesn’t have the threat of seams showing as with sod or sparse, patchy areas with hand seeding. Hydroseeding creates an evenly covered area that forms a barrier to keep seed stabilized and retain moisture, fertilizer and other healthy growth-enhancing nutrients, while ultimately resulting in a full, lush lawn.

Other beneficial coverage advantages of hydroseeding are its ability to cover large, difficult and inaccessible areas, such as slopes, that are too steep for sod, hard seeding or mat applications. Coupled with increased plant survival and faster germination, hydroseeding is ideal for covering projects ranging from golf courses to roadside erosion control.

Erosion Control

Erosion control is the most prevalent reason for using hydroseeding in an effort to hold moisture and protect against erosion from wind, rain, sun and pests through the binding of seed, mulch, tackifiers and other soil conditioners that encompass the hydroseeding slurry to bind with the ground surface soil.

Versatility & Use

Hydroseeding has become increasing popular, overshadowing both hand seeding and sod, for a wide array of job sites and applications. Some of these uses include residential lawns, erosion control, hillside stabilization, vegetation restoration, wildfire repair, roadsides, national parks, soil renovation, landfills, city parks, airport dust control, and many other versatile uses.

Hydroseeding is used primarily to establish permanent lawns or landscaping, however it is also known for serving as temporary cover for dirt that will eventually be moved. One of the benefits of hydroseeding is that the seed varieties that are added to hydroseeding slurry mix are as unique and varied as the job sites themselves. It is accommodating to be able to mix and match different seed blends to satisfy the needs of the clients and job. One of the main separations between hydroseeding and other methods of seeding is its ability to economically seed large, hard-to-reach areas where alternative seeding methods may not be easily accomplished.

Health

Hydroseeding creates the ideal microenvironment for germinating seed because the slurry materials enhance the seeds germination process and stimulates the seeds to grow a healthy, deep-rooted system in the ground where moisture is at its greatest.

In comparison to sod, hydroseeding is grown right at ones home, rather than some distant sod farm, so the threat of transplant shock or soil adaptation problems are not an issue. A hydroseeded yard maintains full growth and resists disease and weeds.

Because the hydroseeding slurry is a combination of different elements to help maximize seed growth, each of those individual elements adds various benefits to the hydroseeding process. Mulch fiber helps prevent wind and water erosion, while simultaneously protecting the surface from sun damage and soil temperature fluctuation. Ultimately the mulch fiber decomposes and adds nourishment to the soil to enhance the germination process. Working together with the mulch, fertilizers have high phosphorus content to enhance the root growth and soil amendments improve the pH levels of the soil.

Traditional hand seeding methods will have considerably less grass growth than a hydroseeded yard because hydroseeding provides a moisture retaining mulch that allows the undisturbed seed to germinate and root faster.  

Speed

Although hydroseeding doesn’t afford the “instant lawn” gratification, such as sod, the combination of cost, quality, coverage, erosion control and health definitely tip the scales in favour of the plentiful benefits of hydroseeding.

Hydroseeding is faster and easier to install than sod, and this rapid application is managed without the downfall of outstanding labour expenditures. A properly hydroseeded and watered lawn will start to grow in about 7 days, and under normal conditions, will be fully established and ready to mow in 3-4 weeks. In comparison to other methods of seeding, seed applied in a hydroseeding mix will generally show growth and develop turf faster than if it was applied in a broadcast fashion.

Safety

Hydroseeding is a completely safe and non-toxic method of growing grass that is harmless to kids, pets, wildlife and the environment.

Labour

One of the major advantages of hydroseeding hydroseeding is simply manpower. In a typical hydroseeding application, one can fully depend on less than 3 men to accomplish what is would take 6 workers to fulfill given the same amount of work time using erosion blankets or sod. Not only is hydroseeding the ideal seeding application to attain a beautiful lawn at a fraction of the material cost and labour expenses as sod, but ultimately it requires very little intense labour to install.

In addition to sod, hand seeding can be even more labour intensive and physically demanding, and usually results in lumpy, inconsistent results that don’t warrant the challenge of the installation.

Water Retention

With hydroseeding’s ability to retain up to 10 times its weight in water, it’s definitely proved to be the best method for fast, healthy germination, high plant survival and protection of seeds with a moisture sealant. No other method of growing grass, whether sod or hand seeding, has the advantages of hydroseeding when it comes to water retention. In the hydroseeding mix, fiber mulch and tackifiers are used to anchor the mixture to slopes and help seal in moisture. The water is then slowly released, along with nutrients, to the root system to constantly replenish itself until the next rainfall. A hydroseeded ground starts growing grass from the root first, allowing the root system to go deep into the ground where moisture is at its greatest, making a very drought-tolerant lawn. On the contrary, when using sod, the ground has a difficult time establishing a root system making it weak in drought type conditions, and with hand seeding, the watering demands are twice as much as a hydroseeded lawn. 

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 Frequently Asked Questions on Synthetic turf:

Is your artificial turf similar to carpet or astroturf?
A: No. It is actually synthetic grass combined with sand and recycled crumb rubber. The fibers are 1.5" to 2.5" long, depending on the product. A unique blend of rubber crumb and sand is spread over the top of the synthetic grass. This anchors the synthetic turf securely in place and makes it look and feel just like natural grass.

Does the long-term effect of the sun harm the synthetic grass or make it fade?
A: No. Our fibers have a UV protection coating and can withstand the damaging effects of sun, heat, wind, snow and ice. We have synthetic putting greens that were installed in 1987 with no visible signs of fading. Technically, the color will fade two Pantone® colors over a ten-year period, but it is really not noticeabel by eye.

What is the life expectancy of this product?
A: The turf comes with a limited 8-year warranty; actual life expectancy is 20-25 years.

What type of maintenance should I expect?
A: An occasional brooming is recommended but not necessary. This will stand the fibers up and even out the infill material. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower. As long as the leaf blower nozzle is not placed too close to the turf, the sand and rubber will stay in place while the debris is blown away.

What make Perfect Turf stand above the rest of the competition?
A: There are various newcomers in the artificial turf market. No one can offer the level of quality turf and superior customer service that Perfect Turf provides. If you are considering another product please be certain that you are dealing with a reputable firm that has experienced installers who are specialized in the artificial grass industry. We are proud of the fact that all of our turf is made in North America for over the past 20 years.

Can this be installed over my existing lawn?
A: The existing sod must first be removed either by spraying weed killer or removal with a sod-cutter, which is available at a rental store. A fine layer of crushed rock is laid down, smoothed and compacted before the turf is installed.

What about drainage?
A: Drainage is very similar to natural grass. The turf backing has small perforated holes allowing for water to drain vertically and into the crushed rock base. Additionally, the sand infill absorbs and holds the water until it can evaporate or drain.

Can pets harm it?
A: No. We even sell this material strictly for dog runs. Our synthetic grass system is not much different than natural grass, as the urine and waste washes through the system and into the ground. The holes in the bottom allow the water and urine to pass through the turf system and into the crushed rock base below. Other messes clean up the same as natural grass, using a pooper-scooper or shovel. You may also spray the soiled area with a hose then simply brush the turf back into place. The real advantage is that all of the waste and urine does not kill or create dead spots in your grass.

How does the cost compare to installing a natural lawn?
A: When compared with installing a sprinkler system, top soil, and the price of sod, combined with watering, mowing, weeding, fertilizing, YES, it can pay for itself in a few years. You can minimize your investment if you include rock with your synthetic grass. The contrast of rock with our grass looks fantastic! We suggest installing our synthetic grass inside a landscape-edging border and bending the edging to give it rounded corners. The rock can be placed outside the edging using a variety of different colors and sizes. Call us and ask for our value comparison calculator.

Where can Perfect Turf be installed?
A: Virtually anywhere that natural grass would grow, plus anywhere that natural grass has trouble growing.

What about flammability?
A: Generally speaking, the turf is much less flammable than natural grass. The sand and/or rubber infill also helps to prevent a fire from spreading, and often can extinguish a fire. Our synthetic grass is designed to meet the most stringent fire tests and has passed every test with flying colors.

What about mold?
A: Natural grass actually supports the growth of mold more than synthetic grass.

What happens if utility access and/or repair in my yard is required?
A: The turf is simply cut, then rolled back to access the repair area. After repair is completed, the base material is re-graded and the turf is re-seamed. This process is much easier than trying to repair or replace natural sod and recovery time is much quicker.

How do you clean it?
A: It really doesn’t need cleaning, but you can wash most anything off with a hose or simply let Mother Nature take care of it.

Will property values decrease?
A: If anything, your property values will increase due to lower water costs and the lack of maintenance required. The only negative impact we have encountered is that synthetic grass remains green, even in the dead of winter (is that really bad?). However, a creative combination of xeriscaping and synthetic grass provides a more natural appearance.

How will synthetic grass hold up in Canadian winters?
A: It will be no different than real grass, except when the snow melts away it will be green! ProGreen has had their product in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years and the original products are still standing fine. We have had several installations in the cold, harsh conditions in Northern Alberta.

 

Can I install  Turf myself?
A: We do suggest having a certified installer perform the installation, but we do provide a complete do it yourself kit for those that feel they can.

 

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Since 2008, Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions and Erosion Control has helped their customers achieve Sod Quality Lawns at less than half the price. A family business based in Regina Saskatchewan, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding uses latest in hydroseeding and erosion control technologies and methodologies, offering solutions for all types and sizes of projects;  commercial developments to acreages and residential lawns. They also do conventional seeding and are dealers of all types of grass seed and Eco-Lawn products.   

Are you are interested in a low maintenance lawn? Less watering, less mowing? Then Monte from Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding is your guy!

  • The lawn quality is much healthier, greener and longer lasting than sodding or hand seeding applications.
  • The root establishment is grown deeper into the soil and avoids the shock of being transplanted into foreign soils, which is what occurs with sod methods.
  • Hydroseeding typically yields superior results the first time it is installed and the seeds are more resistant to external problems because it has been adjusted to its present soil conditions.
  • Hydroseeded soils hold moisture better than sod or hand seeded types, therefore the seeds can germinate quicker.
  • Additionally, hydroseeding includes fewer weed seeds, no layering of soils, and incorporates a tackifier coagulant that will not experience wash out.

Here is what some of their customers are saying:

" I love watching the neighbours stop in their tracks to look at the grass, everyone is shocked at how fast and full it's coming in and at 3 weeks we've cut it 2x now! I can't wait to see it in the spring :)"  Carmen Terry

 "If I could give Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions a 12 out of 10, I would! Monte came to the house, sprayed the front and back yard, with a smile on his face the whole time. Just a really down to earth great guy. After the job was done, he came back to check the yard all the time just to make sure the seed was growing nicely. I had messed up one part of the yard and Monte came and patched it up no problem. Free of charge, even though it was my fault! Monte really went out of his way to make sure we had a beautiful looking yard. I have recommended them to many people in the neighborhood, and they are also very happy with the finished product."- Gayle Uhrich, White City  


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