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 Lawns are an excellent producer of oxygen. 

 A lawn area 50' x 50' produces enough oxygen for the daily needs of a family of four.

An acre of grass will produce enough oxygen for 64 people a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Set the mower height to about 2 1/2 inches and never cut off

more than 1/3 of the grass blade at any one time. The grass will

develop a deeper root system to support the longer blades and

need less water. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sod Grasses for Those who Demand Quality

It began over 50 yrs ago with a pair of schoolteachers and an idea; a vision to grow a perfect grass scientifically. This was the beginning of Scien-Turfic Sod, a Colorado sod farm that continues to produce sod grasses for those who demand quality. 

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Watering when it's windy only insures that you will be watering

driveways and sidewalks as much as your lawn. 

 

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The cool sensation of walking barefoot through the grass is very

real.

Temperatures on lawn surfaces can be 10 to 14 degrees cooler

than on concrete or asphalt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ScienTurfic Sod - Growing Great Lawns for over 50 Years.

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Our roots make the difference

 

It's one thing to plant the best grass seed and another to grow the best grass. It all starts with proper soil preparation in the fields to establish optimum growing conditions. Seeding, fertilizing, mowing, watering, weed control, must all be done at the right time to ensure the growing cycle is not interrupted. Particular attention is paid to root growth. 

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Water Wisely

 

Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs. 

 

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                 Over fertilizing, especially with high levels of nitrogen,

                  will cause excess leaf growth and limit root growth. 

                  If applied too heavy, it will actually burn the lawn. 

 

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Q.  Can I install my own sod?

A.  Many homeowners install their own sod.

 

Q.  What is the best way to install sod?  

A.  Lay the sod in a manner similar to laying bricks, only horizontally. Start with the longest and straightest edge, making sure to stagger each row and pull all edges tight together so there are no gaps.

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 This will keep the moisture in the soil longer and help to lessen

 water lost due to evaporation during the heat of the day.

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Maintain & Upgrade Your System

 

July is Smart Irrigation month. Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems.

 

  • Inspect your system monthly. Check for leaks, broken or clogged sprinkler heads, and other problems. Clean clogged screens and microirrigation filters as needed. 
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Smart Irrigation: Technologies that Use Water Efficiently

 

July is Smart Irrigation Month, and the start of summer is a great time to improve the efficiency of your outdoor irrigation system or install a water-efficient automatic irrigation system. There are many “smart” technologies available today that allow you to maintain beautiful landscapes while maximizing water efficiency. Here are some to consider whether you do it yourself or through a professional contractor.

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Our lawns cool off surrounding areas through the evapotranspiration

process. Lawn areas cool the air as water evaporates from the

blades of grass. As much as 50% of the Sun's heat falling on the turf

will be absorbed and eliminated through transpiration.

 

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  They are designed to release the ingredients slowly over a  

   longer period of time.

 

    They do not need to be applied as often and will reduce

     the chance of burning the lawn when applied.

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Q.  How important is soil preparation?

A.  Soil preparation is one of the most important factors in establishing a lawn. How well the soil holds water and allows the grass to develop its root systems is determined by the condition of the soil.

 

Q.  Is it necessary to rototill the soil?

A.  Breaking up the soil will aid in air flow and allow nutrients to reach the roots. Grass grown on hard packed ground will use more water and be less drought resistant.

 

Q.  How deep should I rototill?

A.  We recommend rototilling at least 4 inches deep.

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Cutting it too short will put unnecessary stress on the

plant and make it more susceptible to damage from

insects and disease.

 

Cutting the grass too short also encourages the weeds

to grow as there is now less competition for the same

space.

 

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Core Aeration:

One way to provide the best growing environment is to awaken your lawn with a good mechanical aeration. Deep aeration will remove soil cores that contain thatch and reduce compaction from winter activities. Aeration will increase water penetration, stimulate new growth, and provide openings for fertilizer, air, and moisture to enter the lawn.

Apply Fertilizer:

Nitrogen is the most important major nutrient that turf grasses require. It is always the first number on the fertilizer label. ScienTurfic Turf Fertilizer 20-20-10 2Fe 3S, contains 20% nitrogen by volume. Nitrogen is needed to promote growth, green color, density, and overall health of the grass plants.

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Better landscaping will usually help to sell a home faster.  It will help to make the house more sellable.

 

One of the easiest and most effective landscape renovations is the installation of a new lawn.  Removing that old, worn out lawn and replacing it with a beautiful new lawn can make a great first impression and really help showcase your property.

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Preparation is the key to installing a new lawn. To grow a great lawn you will need to optimize on site growing conditions. The soil must be prepped and made ready for sod. Sprinkler systems need to be tested and heads adjusted. Don’t make the sod wait to be installed, have everything on site ready before the sod arrives. Use this checklist for a smooth and successful new lawn installation.         

 

 

 

1.  Rototill existing ground

Rototill existing soil 4 to 6 " deep

 

2.  Add organic matter

Add 3 cu yds of Organics per 1,000 sq ft of area to be sodded and rototill in

 

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Q.  What type of grass do you grow?

A.  We produce two varieties. Eco-turf and Sun and Shade. You can find product descriptions and info on our products page. Our Eco-turf is a blend of improved varieties of bluegrass. Sun & Shade is a mixture of bluegrass and tall fescue. 

Q.  Is bluegrass a poor choice for Colorado?

A.  Bluegrass is ideally suited for the semi- arid climate of Colorado. It is both heat and cold tolerant, recuperates from heavy traffic and very drought resistant.

 

Q.  Do you have a grass that grows in shady areas?

 A.  Our Sun and Shade variety contains turf type tall fescue that does well in shade.

 

Q.  What kind of grass is best for Colorado?

A.  ScienTurfic Eco-Turf is a cool season grass that is suited for high elevations, cool nighttime temperatures, and cold winters will do best in the Colorado climate.

 

   
                                                                                          


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