Why do we seed grass at the rate we do?

Crowded plants are less vigorous than well-spaced ones, whether you’re talking about flowers, vegetables, perennials, trees, shrubs, or grasses. If we plant new shrubs close enough to look full, as they mature they’ll become stressed because they struggle to compete for resources.

Similarly, as each grass seed germinates, it starts as one very thin blade but as the plant matures, it puts out many more blades, each wider than the last and taking up much more space. The purpose of these blades is only to intercept sunlight and thereby make food for the plant so they need their space.

So, if we plant too thickly, for a full look, there won’t be enough room for each plant to spread out and get the food it needs to grow well. The plants will stress, and that means they’re prime targets for infection.

We live in a climate that’s already rife with fungal and bacterial diseases. When a plant is stressed, it becomes an unnecessary invitation to attack.

Therefore, we seed lighter than most homeowners are used to. After the first seeding, we come back and add more seed as needed if weather conditions have not been right for maximum germination.

The alternative would be to seed heavily, then return to add chemicals to your soil in the form of fungicides — not good practice and definitely more expensive for homeowners.

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

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when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!

Kae

Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony