Business Close-Up: Time to think lawns
With the coming of an early spring, and thoughts to outside chores, Mark Felder of Mark’s Bobcat Service is more than willing to lend a hand.
Mark provides several services and he performs them with experience, knowledge and competitive pricing. Take for instance his lush lawn hydroseeding.
“This is a perfect way to get a great lawn in a fairly short amount of time,” said Mark. “This process really works well in the Northwoods.” Mark should know. He has served as president of the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals and served on the board of directors for five years. He also has more than 10 years of experience in hydroseeding.
Hydroseeding is a process where grass seed is mixed with water, fertilizer, a tacking agent and mulch and then forcefully applied to prepared areas.
“There are several factors that make this process a lot better than the grass seed and straw method,” said Mark. “First there are no weed seeds in hydro-seeding. Second the seeds are triggered to germinate while they are in the mix so once applied they start coming up fairly quickly.”
Mark uses a grass seed that is acclimated to this area and once the seed-mulch mixture is applied all the homeowner has to do is keep it watered until it becomes established.
“It comes up pretty even especially when the site is prepared correctly,” he said. “And because it starts the germination process in my tank it comes up 3 to 4 weeks earlier than the seed and straw method. This method is also great for large areas and for where erosion can be a problem because there is a tacking agent in the mix that keeps the mulch in place.”
Preparing lawns for new grass growth is another one of Mark’s services and in fact with his Bobcat he can do a multitude of landscaping jobs. One of the most requested is repairing, regrading and installing new driveways. There is an art to this too, and Mark knows how to prepare one just right so drainage is optimal and ruts and grooves are smoothed away. Gravel spreading is also offered.
He can also do lot preparation for building sites whether that’s a home, garage or shed. Stump and some rock (depending on size) removal is a specialty along with top soil spreading and back grading around newly built additions or homes. Digging basements is a specialty as well.
Mark also provides consultations on projects and estimates.
To find out more about Mark’s services, call him at (715) 277-4044, or visit marksbobcateservice.com or lushlawnshydroseeding.com.
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