Hermann Lindau & Son, Inc. founded in 1956, has been one of Long Island's premier Landscape Contracting firm, specializing in Turf Development, Sodding, Seeding, Site Finish Grading on larger projects.
Our company history has been rooted in the turf industry for many years. Founded by Hermann Linadu in 1956, Mr. Lindau was one of the earliest Turf Pioneers in the 1920s, harvesting and installing sod by hand in the New York Metro areas.
The men who had an idea and created an industry.
With good friendship and hard work they developed the turf grass industry as we know of today in the Long Island Metro New York area.
Hermann Lindau lower right - 1928
These are the men that were in the forefront of todays Turf Grass Industry
Hermann Lindau, reclining in front with a refreshing drink, after a busy day.
Cutting and installing Turf Field Grass in the 1920s using 1 by 1 foot (1'x1') square slabs, hand loading and unloading, from the pastures to the job site
Few pictures if any remain to show the turf industry in those early years. Hermann Lindau, standing top right, cutting and installing turf grass in the 1920s using 1 by 1 foot (1'x1') square slabs. Hand loading slabs onto the truck and unloading by hand at the job site, a far cry from the equipment used today. Installation jobs in the 1920s and 1930s included the 1939 New York City World's Fair and many NYC parks and housing complex.
Hand cut pasture sod , hand loaded on to flatbed truck then brought to the site for installation. Then unloaded by hand and installed on site all the same day. George Probeck Jr driving the truck. Probeck Sod was one of the earliest Turf Pioneers in the NY metro area and where Hermann Lindau worked in the late 1920s and as field manager through out the 1930s
A Piece of Turf History. This is the July 22, 1927, Ad in The Long-Islander, News Paper, showing Sod and Sodding Installation by the well-established Probeck in the Greenlawn Long Island NY area. Probeck was one of the New York earliest Turf Pioneers in the industry at that time, harvesting field grass and installing sod throughout the New York Metro areas.
Sod Production in 1962 - Hermann Lindau on right with Mr. Mc Govern from McGovern Sod Farms. The McGovern family was also an early Turf Pioneering family in those early years on Long Island where the industry flourished due to the increasing expansion of New York City areas
A company with a history of quality sodding, seeding, site grading that has been passed down to create an unquestionable reputation in the landscaping industry.
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