Residential Projects & Tips

Seacoast Soils has been meeting the needs of residential customers in the NH seacoast area for more than 30 years. We provide only the best top soils, loam, and mulch. Our products are screen to a 3/8″ to ensure a clean, well graded products

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How to Fix a Patchy, Weedy Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

Shopping List for Fixing a Patchy, Weedy Lawn:
– compost
– 9-3-4 fertilizer
– blended grass seed

Tools for Fixing a Patchy, Weedy Lawn:
– lawnmower
– de-thatching machine
– leaf rake
– wheelbarrow
– core aerator
– shovel
– walk-behind broadcast spreader
– hand-crank broadcast spreader

How to Properly Mulch Around a Tree

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti save a tree from mulch suffocation. (See below for tools and a shopping list.)

Tools list for How to Properly Mulch Around a Tree:
– shovel
– bypass loppers
– compressed-air excavation tool
– hand pruner

Shopping list for How to Properly Mulch Around a Tree:
– bark mulch
– topsoil

How to Restore a Green, Healthy Lawn

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Kentucky to help a homeowner revive his lawn

Time: 3-4 hours
Cost: $100-200
Skill Level: Moderate

Tools List for Restoring a Green, Healthy Lawn:
Rake
BroadcastLawn spreader
Wheelbarrow
Shovel
Hose
Sprayer
Lawnmower

Shopping List:
Dethatcher (Rental at local home center)
Aerator (Rental at local home center)
Lime
Compost
Lawn Fertilizer
Grass Seed
Gas for machines

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Milan Rosan and http://www.build.com show you how to make your own raised garden bed.

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