LAWN RENOVATION (Click to order services)
The following services are highly recommended for the best results to bring your lawn back to life if it has
bare or dead spots with little or no growth, areas of high traffic, or is invaded by moss or weeds (including
-Double-Pass Core Aeration
De-thatching and/or aeration do not eliminate all weeds or moss. To prevent them from returning it is
essential to apply an herbicide or moss control treatment. A pH test will determine if the lawn would benefit
from an application of lime to neutralize the level of acidity.
Core Aeration (Standard Double-Pass)
Aeration - $40 per 1,000 sq ft
-Soil becomes compacted by heavy use and the natural
seasonal cycle. Healthy soil is "springy," compacted soil is not.
Signs of compaction are: bare spots or areas of little/no growth,
poor drainage. If the tines of a garden fork penetrate less than
2", the soil is compacted.
-Aeration relieves soil compaction, allowing roots to grow
deeper, and ensures that air, water, and nutrients are
-Aeration also allows better topsoil or sand to be incorporated
into the soil to amend its components when used in conjunction
with top dressing.
-A double-pass ensures the optimum number of plugs per sq ft.
-Recommended 1-4 times per year, best performed in early
spring, late spring, early fall and late fall.
De-Thatching - $35 per 1,000 sq ft
Blow/Rake & Bag - $25 per 1,000 sq ft
Haul Away - $5 per 30 gallon bag
-All debris must be removed to allow seed to contact exposed
soil for germination.
-Thatch/moss raked and placed in your yard-waste bin (if
available) prior to using paper yard waste bags.
-Rake and bag option does not include haul away. Most cities
allow additional yard waste each week, if placed in paper yard
bags on the curb.
Broadcast Seeding - $20 per 1,000 sq ft
-We use a premium northwest grass seed mix with a sun and
shade blend of rye grass and fescue.
Starter - $15 per 1,000 sq ft
Organic - $20 per 1,000 sq ft
-Starter fertilizer is formulated especially for newly planted
grass seed. Organic fertilizer is more safe to use near rivers
and streams, or around pets and small children.
-Recommended 1-4 times per year, best applied in early spring,
late spring, early fall and late fall (every 2 months or every 6-8
Lime - $20 per 1,000 sq ft
(free with moss control application)
-Soils in the Seattle area are generally very acidic. A pH test will
determine the pH of your lawn and the amount of lime needed to
neutralize the acidity to stunt moss growth. Regardless of the
pH, moss may invade shady or excessively damp areas. Shady
areas should be watered less often.
-Neutral soil allows better access for nutrient absorption by the
root system. Optimum pH range is between 6.5 and 7.0.
-Recommended 1-2 times per year, in the spring and again in
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Weed Killer - $35 per 1,000 sq ft
-Pre-emergent herbicide should not be used until after
dethatching/aerating. If re-seeding, it should be applied after
mowing the new grass the 2nd time.
-Post-emergent herbicide is a broad leaf weed killer, which
selectively kills dandelions, clover, and other invading weeds
while not affecting grass and is typically applied at least a week
prior to re-seeding.
Moss Killer - $35 per 1,000 sq ft
(includes lime application)
-Moss thrives in damp, shady areas with compact soil, and
prefers acidic conditions.
-De-thatching/aeration does not remove all moss. Any moss
remaining would re-invade the lawn. When moss control is
ordered, a double-pass with the de-thatcher is performed, if
-Iron based product in pellet form, kills moss remaining after
-Best performed in early spring when weather is still cold before
spores are released. Repeat application may be needed if
applied later in the year, for spores that survived in the dirt.
Mileage Fee (for requesting services outside of service areas) - $30
Not Ready for Scheduled Service Fee (locked gate/clearing of excessive obstructions) - $10
Not Ready for Scheduled Service Fee (mandatory mow if grass is longer than 4 inches when de-thatching is
ordered) - $25 per 1000 sq ft
Clean-up of excessive pet feces - $20
Late Payment - 10% every 30 days late
-Necessary if you have been under-watering, over-fertilizing, or
consistently mowing when the grass is overgrown. Also, needed
to recover dead spots, areas with high traffic use, or to replace
weed or moss invasions with healthy lawn. Grass clippings do
not cause thatch; they are actually beneficial to the lawn,
providing nutrients, shade, and improves water-retention.
-Over time grass roots and stems become over-crowded, which
blocks the lawn's access to water and nutrients.
-De-thatching thins out the root system and breaks up
compacted soil, allowing the remaining grass and new seed to
establish healthy, deep roots to gain better access to water and
-Recommended in the spring or fall, every 1-3 years or when
thatch is over 1/2" thick. Basic de-thatching service does not
Front - $20
Back - $25
-Define a clear edge of the lawn to separate grass from other
areas of the yard, such as: flower beds, under/around trees,
-We currently only offer to cut the edge of the turf, which will
need to be performed occasionally throughout the year. More
permanent options will be available in the future, such as:
plastic, metal, brick or concrete.
Compost - $9 per 100 sq ft, 1/2" deep
Compost/Sand - $10 per 100 sq ft, 1/2" deep
Top Soil/Compost - $8 per 100 sq ft, 1/2" deep
Top Soil/Sand - $9.50 per 100 sq ft, 1/2" deep
Sand - $13.25 per 100 sq ft, 1/2" deep
Peat Moss - $5 per 100 sq ft
Generally, if de-thatching is performed aggressively enough,
seed should have adequate contact with soil to germinate.
However, if your lawn was established on inadequate soil to
begin with, it may need to be amended with compost, sand, or
-Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment preferable to top
soil. Sand is used to increase the ability of the soil to absorb
water when there is high soil compaction or excessive rain
run-off. Peat moss is also sometimes used to protect seed from
temperature extremes in the late spring or late fall.
-It is recommended to spread 1/2"-1" over the lawn after
aeration, so the soil amendment can get down into the soil. If
sod is to be laid, 2"-3" of top soil should be spread as a base
Sod - $1.80 per sq ft
Top Soil/Compost - $52 per 100 sq ft, 3" deep
-Can't wait for seed to sprout? We can lay sod to establish your
lawn. Sod should not be laid over existing turf. To establish a
healthy root system, the existing lawn should be removed or
turned under and top soil should be spread as a base layer.
-If sod is to be laid when establishing a new lawn, 2"-3" of top
soil should be spread as a base layer.
-Sod should only be laid in the spring or fall.
-Mulch provides a barrier to plant growth, limiting the ability for
weeds to sprout in flower beds and under/around trees.
-Landscape fabric placed beneath the mulch provides a more
permanent solution, as mulch decomposes over time.
-A layer of mulch should be at least 3" thick to effectively
suppress weed growth, and should be replaced when most of it
looks more like soil than wood chips.
Mulch/Flower Bed Renewal
Weed Removal - $45 per hr
Shrub Planting/Removal - $45 per hr
Landscape Fabric - $0.25 per sq ft
Black Bark Mulch - $0.65 per sq ft, 3" deep
Red Bark Mulch - $0.75 per sq ft, 3" deep
Cedar Wood Chips Mulch - $1.15 per sq ft, 3" deep