Benefits of Sod
Sod vs. Seed
Sod or Seed, which way should you go for a new lawn or to replace an existing lawn badly in need of repair? Here are a few things to consider before you decide your next move.
First, the most critical component to creating a thriving lawn, whether you decide to sod or seed, is your soil. Taking the time for proper soil preparation will provide you with the greatest advantage and increase the odds of you having a beautiful green and growing lawn.
No matter whether you seed or sod it is essential that grass be well rooted in order to thrive. Many times installations of sod fail because owners do not properly prepare the soil before the sod is rolled out.
Seeding will take much longer to establish a lush, dense green lawn and the timing of and amount of watering is critical. It can be frustrating trying to get a new lawn going from seed. You will often need to reseed areas where proper germination does not happen the first time around or you have spots where seed washed away. Sod is best for new lawns on sites with hills because of this.
Sod, The Instant Lawn
Within a few hours, turfgrass sod transforms a yard from bare soil to a living carpet of grass with mature density and a solid root system that looks great instantly.
A Great Investment
Landscaping with turfgrass sod instantly increases the market value of the property from 5%-10%. Lawns established with turfgrass sod are an immediate joy and source of pride, while lawns started with seed, sprigs, or plugs take from 2 to 3 years of constant work to mature. In an instant, turfgrass sod creates a soft, clean and safe playing surface for children, lawn games, and family entertaining.
Not Just Green In Color – Sod is better for the environment
Most importantly, turf grass sod cleans the air and helps recharge our groundwater supply. Grass blades take in carbon dioxide and the worst atmospheric pollutants and gives back pure oxygen. Turfgrass sod is one of nature’s finest, least expensive filters, working to improve the environment. Because turfgrass is fully mature the day it’s delivered, it can immediately control erosion even on steeply sloped areas, as it sinks down roots rapidly.
Sod requires less maintenance, increases the value of your home faster, is better for the environment, and allows you to enjoy your lawn sooner.