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How to Prepare Soil for Grass Seed

Planting new grass costs both time and money, so it's important to create the best conditions for it to grow with the first seeding. Whether you're fixing a dead patch in your front yard or seeding your whole lawn, knowing how to prep a lawn for grass seed will help it grow healthy and strong. When Is the Best Time to Plant Grass Seed? The best time to plant grass seed is typically in the late summer and early fall. During this time, your seed is less likely to face a drought or be drowned by flooding. It also keeps ...
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How to Prepare Soil for Grass Seed

Planting new grass costs both time and money, so it's important to create the best conditions for it to grow with the first seeding. Whether you're fixing a dead patch ...
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Hydroseeding Aftercare: Tips and Recommendations

Hydroseeding is a fast, affordable, and effective way to plant a new lawn at your home or business. While a professional hydroseeding service can set your property up for success, ...
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Why You Need Regular Mulch Maintenance

Performing regular mulch maintenance is an essential part of creating a safe, healthy, and great-looking landscape or playground. Find out how to make sure your mulch is well cared for ...
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Stone Slinger Services

Whether you’re looking to install mulch in a new playground, backfill your pool, or complete another residential or commercial landscaping project, stone slinger trucks are a high-quality, cost-effective solution. Superior ...

The Environmental Need for Erosion Control on Lake Michigan

Erosion is a constant concern along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. While some erosion is natural and unpreventable, you can take steps to protect both ...
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Why Use a Mulch Blower Truck?

If you’re looking for a fast, efficient, and precise tool for applying bark, mulch, and other materials, a blower truck is your top choice. These trucks cut out the need ...
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The Advantages of Slinger Trucks for Stone Delivery & Installation

Using a delivery and installation service that employs a slinger truck will ensure a professional and even distribution of stone, sand, compost, and other materials in a fraction of the ...
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Beach Grass Planting in Michigan

Installing beach grass is an effective and affordable way to prevent erosion on beaches and dunes. It is a popular choice in Michigan due to its ability to keep sand ...
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Projects That Can Benefit from Having Sand Delivered

Starting a commercial landscaping or infrastructure project can take a lot of effort and planning to pull off effectively, especially if you’re working with multiple contractors. But choosing a quality ...
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Tips for Backfilling a Fiberglass Pool

Installing a new fiberglass pool is an exciting time, but it can also be complicated. You want to make sure that you get everything right to avoid mistakes that could ...
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Rubber Mulch vs. Wood Mulch Playground Benefits

Researching mulch materials is an important step in playground design, whether for a school, daycare center, park, home playground, or other location. Upon learning about the variety of ground covering ...
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What Is Terraseeding? Benefits and Applications

Terraseeding® uses our existing material blower trucks for fast and cost-effective grass seeding. It is a popular choice for placing blown grass seeds when the environment may be too challenging ...
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Hydromulch: The Best Groundcover for Erosion Control

Looking for groundcover that will stop erosion and prevent further degradation? Erosion control blankets are a popular solution, but hydromulch is easier to install, more environmentally friendly, and more effective. ...
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Superior Groundcover Is Proud to Provide SOX Erosion Control Products

If you’re looking for an affordable, fast, and environmentally friendly way to repair your shoreline and protect against erosion, Superior Groundcover has the answer. We are proud to add SOX ...
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Playground Safety: Mulch Matters

Playground Surface Safety Creating a safe playground surface is a vital step if you intend to build an area designated for children. Superior Groundcover has spent more than 20 years ...

Beach Sand Delivery

Despite a seemingly endless winter, summer does come back to Michigan eventually — and when it does, we’re all going to want to enjoy the thousands of beaches around us! ...
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Pool Fill & Backfill for In-Ground Pools

Falling out of love with your pool? We get it. It’s a lot of work; and when the kids outgrow it or life gets busy, there can be more cons ...
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Hydroseeding Vs Laying Sod

We get it, having the best lawn on the block is a point of pride, it’s part of your identity! We’re here to help you make all your neighbors green ...
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Hydroseeding Cost Per Acre

What Is Hydroseeding? Hydroseeding is a lawn-establishment service that is accomplished by spraying a slurry of seeds, mulch, fertilizer, and water onto a prepared site. Quality hydroseeding can benefit those ...
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Deck Building Erosion Concerns on Lake Michigan

In Michigan, the best deck builders are the ones who know the best material for deck building, and the best methods for doing it right. If you are building a ...
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Shoreline Restoration for Homeowners

How do I repair shoreline erosion by my home? While there are some methods of shoreline restoration that can help repair shoreline erosion, prevention is always the best approach. Preventing ...
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Slope & Shoreline Stabilization Techniques

Erosion happens when soil is displaced. There are lots of reasons erosion occurs including human and natural forces.  “While geological or natural erosion can produce nearly thirty (30) percent of ...
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Geotextile Tubes vs Rock Revetments vs Seawalls for Erosion

This page compares and contrasts these three types of erosion control and materials; including efficacy, cost, environmental impact, and ease of deployment. Geotextile Tubes for Erosion What are geotextile tubes? ...
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Shoreline Erosion: A Complete Guide

Shoreline erosion affects both the Great Lakes and inland lakes in Michigan. When shoreline erosion happens, major problems arise for property owners as well as the lake environment. Sedimentation alters ...
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O’Hare CONRAC Green Roof

In September, 2017, Superior Groundcover, Inc. installed more than 1,000 cubic yards of Hydrotech LiteTop®  extensive growing media on top of the QTA building at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport ...
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Installing Crushed Concrete (DIY) For Your Next Project

Installing crushed concrete for your next project? You’re probably interested in crushed concrete because you’ve read about all the benefits it offers, especially here in Michigan or other areas with ...
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Foundation Drainage Systems: Interior vs Exterior

Understanding residential and commercial foundation drainage systems is a complex and confusing topic for home-owners and property managers. There are several drainage methods when it comes to protecting your home ...
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Erosion Control on Construction Sites

How do construction sites cause erosion? “Soil erosion is defined as the wearing away of land by the action of wind, water, or gravity or a combination of wind, water, ...

What is Hydroseeding? Hydroseeding 101

Whether you are installing a new lawn, repairing an older lawn, or simply curious about this method, we’re happy to answer all of your Hydroseeding questions and help you decide ...
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Geotextile For Parking Lots

One of the first things customers see when arriving at your business is the parking lot. It is important that it not only looks incredible, but also is durable enough ...
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Geotextile tubes for Erosion Control 101

What are geotextile tubes? Geotextile tubes are large bags made of permeable woven geotextiles, which are stronger than standard sand bags. They are used in many civil engineering and erosion ...
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Seed Compost for Erosion Control

What Are Compost & Seed Services? Whether it is weather-related or the result of human interference, unless it is properly reinforced, the erosion of the ground is constantly occurring—and it’s ...
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When is the Best Time to Hydroseed My Lawn?

We all want beautiful, lush lawns to enjoy all summer. That means it’s time to start thinking about the best way to achieve that growth before the kids break out ...
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Basement & Foundation Damp Proofing 101

As a homeowner, protecting your home from any moisture is critical. This is especially true in terms of the structural integrity of your home and, most importantly, for health reasons, ...
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Beachfront Repair in West Michigan

The splendor of the Great Lakes is breathtaking and incomparable. Preserving this ecosystem’s natural beauty and sustainability is vital for ensuring that west side Michigan beaches remain intact and are ...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation Project in Pennington, MI

Jobsite location: Rainbow Lake in Pennington, MI Superior Groundcover subcontracted on this crawl space encapsulation project with a local cement contractor who was tasked with installing a vapor barrier over ...
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Using Sand for Lake Michigan Erosion Control

What is the best solution for Lake Michigan beach erosion? All along the Great Lakes, homes are being threatened by shoreline erosion. With lake water levels 3 feet above average, ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Crawl Space Encapsulation

What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation? Your crawl space is the perfect environment for mold, pests, and water damage. Crawl space encapsulation uses thick, white, polyethylene plastic to seal your crawl ...
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Dune Restoration 101: How Dunes Prevent Beach Erosion

What Is Dune Restoration? Why Is It Necessary? Michigan’s nearly 3,300 miles of shoreline are home to roughly 275,000 acres of sand dunes. These coastal sand dunes have been formed ...
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Backfill for Seawalls & Retaining Walls

Backfill for Seawall Installation & Repair Seawalls are not permanent solutions. Over time, they actually make erosion worse due to wave flanking and scouring. In fact, the Michigan Shoreline Partnership, ...
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Superior Groundcover & Harbor Hawk Shoreline Jobsite in Holland, MI

Jobsite location // Holland, MI Shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan has become increasingly more dangerous for property owners. There are many methods of restoring and protecting your shoreline. Superior Groundcover ...
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Residential And Home Foundation Drainage Solutions

Building a house or subdivision? With so many minute tasks to keep track of on each project, there are lots of things that can go wrong. One of the worst ...
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How To Install A Foundation Drainage System (DIY)

Having a properly installed foundation drainage system is imperative to maintaining the structural integrity of your home. Not only can foundation drainage issues lead to standing water in your yard, ...
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Retention Pond Drainage Stone

Mercantile Bank had issues with clogged drainage pipes in a roadside retention pond. This resulted in major water backup on their property. A local industrial contractor cleared the obstructions and ...
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Blow in Mulch

Beautiful landscaping relies heavily on one thing: Mulch. There are lots of benefits to mulch, including its stellar appearance! While it may seem like it’s a simple thing to DIY, ...
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Crushed Concrete & Concrete Aggregate 101

Looking for a cost-effective, more sustainable way to pave your driveway or accomplish your construction project? Crushed concrete, also referred to as recycled concrete aggregate, may be your answer.  What ...
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Why Use Recycled Concrete / Crushed Concrete

What is Recycled Concrete Aggregate? Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) — also called “crushed concrete” — is made up of asphalt debris from other construction projects that can be reused to create ...
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