Lawn installation is a topic that most residential or commercial land owners will have to deal with at one point or another. Depending on the size of the yard or garden that you are looking to do, there are two different approaches to this industry: a landscaping company, or a do-it-yourself project.
Landscape companies are highly trained to design and install new gardens, lawns, and outdoor settings. Licensed landscaping contractors are trained in everything from the inception of the landscape, to the actual physical demands of installing a new sprinkler watering system, planting flowers, and installing the new turf. Many successful designers have at least have a degree, and have studied subjects like arboriculture and agricultural studies. They should know the difference between organic and chemical pesticides, advice in hydroseeding versus planting sod, and different fertilization options for your soil. Landscape contractors can even help design a new irrigation system, allowing your new grass lawn to get the best access to water possible. Finally, depending on the company, they may offer services like gardening, mowing and general lawn care and maintenance.
For the do-it-yourself person, you may need the help of local gardening companies to get all of the right grass seeds, fertilizer and installation tools. Getting your new lawn to grow in before the next rain storm can be tricky, so you might also want the advice of store personnel on timing. Finally, for the person looking for the lowest amount of maintenance possible, you might consider installing a synthetic turf. Check online for more tips on how to do this, or with your local garden store.