We are a full design, construction, and maintenance landscaping company serving residential and commercial customers in the west Chicago suburbs with over 20 years of experience.
Seed and Sod Installation Services
Westfield landscape specializes in seed and sod installation. We service residential and commercial properties in Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, Batavia, Oswego, Geneva, Wheaton, West Chicago, St. Charles, Lombard, Warrenville, and Lisle. Our high-quality seed and sod contain professional grass seed mixtures, blends, and varieties specially formulated for the Chicago area that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Main grass species we use are:
- Kentucky Bluegrass (predominant grass type for the Midwest)
- Tall Fescue
- Fine Fescue
- Perennial Ryegrass
Our recommended grass seed blend is 50/50, which contains 50% Kentucky Bluegrass , and a 50% mixture of Fescue and Rye varieties. Whether you have a residential property, a small commercial building, or a big new construction project, we do it all, from design, construction, installation, to maintenance including irrigation. Trust Westfield landscape with all your sod and seed projects. We are fully licensed and insured.
Advantages of installing sod
With sod, the results are instant, and you will have a ready to use lawn in a matter of days once the turf settles in (usually 2 – 3 weeks). Sod can be installed anytime during the growing season (spring, summer or fall) and reduces the chances of weeds as opposed to seeding. We recommend installing sod during spring or fall when temperatures are cooler.
Disadvantages of sod installation
Sod installation is relatively more expensive than seeding because of the materials and labor involved. Sod limits you to grass species chosen by sod growers. Central Sod Farms in Plainfield, for example, uses mostly Kentucky Bluegrass.
For a complete detailed list of the best grass seed mixtures for the Chicago area and surrounding towns like Naperville, Plainfield, Aurora, West Chicago, Lisle, Batavia, Bolingbrook please visit the University Of Illinois Extension
Lawn seeding advantages
Seeding is the most cost-efficient when trying to grow turf. The cost of grass seed is way less compared to sod. The labor involved for seeding a property is minimum as the only thing to do is soil preparation. Another great advantage of seeding is the flexibility of using your grass seed mixture that better suits your property and local weather conditions.
Disadvantages of seeding
Timing is very important when performing seeding or overseeding, spring and fall are the best times of the growing season for seeding due to cooler temperatures. Temperatures between 55-70 degrees are known to provide the best germination rates. Improper timing leads to poor germination rates or weak turf which promotes disease and insects. Seeding may take up to 10 weeks to fully establish and foot traffic should be avoided along with proper maintenance. Weather conditions play an important role in the time it takes for the grass seed to fully establish. Seeding may lead to erosion and weed problems. Seeding, in general, will take a full growing season to fully establish to withstand heavy foot traffic.
Whether you chose to establish or repair your lawn from sod or seed, we will help you decide which option is better for your property based on soil and weather conditions. Proper care and maintenance will be discussed during our process to ensure you get the lawn you always wanted.
Westfield Landscape serves residential and commercial customers in Naperville, Plainfield, Aurora, West Chicago, Batavia, Geneva, St Charles, Warrenville, Lisle, Wheaton, Lombard, Oswego, and surrounding towns. Let us help you will all your lawn seeding and sod installation needs. Our turf and landscaping experience combine with great employees have helped us design and create beautiful, dense, and healthy lawns for over 20 years in the Chicago suburbs.