What is the benefit of turfgrass over more maintenance free products?
Because of todays ecological concerns, many people choose turfgrass because of the environmental and health benefits it offers. Turfgrass cools and cleans the atmosphere, releases oxygen, stores carbon, breaks down harmfull pollutants, enriches the soil, minimizes dust, provides erosion control, minimizes storm runoff, provides noise abatement, and is a complete dream to have a picnic on. Turfgrass needs no special care but a good water once a week and a clean sharp mower every 2 weeks. It is a perfect, safe surface for children to play and is the perfect backdrop for a afternoon retreat.
Environmentally speaking ... 55 square feet of turfgrass provides enough oxygen for one person for an entire day. Lawn areas in the U.S. alone store up to 37 billion pounds carbon annually. The front lawns on a block of eight average homes have the cooling effect of 70 tonnes of air conditioning. Turfgrass traps an estimated 12 million tonnes of dust and dirt annually. The strategic use of turfgrass is the most sensible and economically feasable approach to countering the greenhouse effect in urban areas.
We just bought a new home and we'd like to do our own landscaping. Where do I start?
You start by hiring a professional.... As much as we would love to do everyones yard we are aware that some folks are green thumbs. Start by developing a plan. Study your raw space at all hours of the day. Keep an eye on the areas that seem to dry first, places in your yard that drain slowly or the sun hits for long periods should be noted. Gather some resources online or in books (or call sisbro 780 504 4284) to help you decide what is suited for where. Sisbro does offer delivery service for all landscape products you may need including topsoil. Some important conversions you may need to order follow:
1 square foot = 0.929 square meters
1 linear foot = 0.3048 linear meters
1 square meter = 10.764 square feet
1 linear meter = 3.2808 linear feet
To figure out how much topsoil you need - ( Length (ft) x Width (ft) x Depth (ft) ) / 27= cubic yards