Which is better for your lawn- Sod or Seed?

When it comes to your lawn, having choices are important.

What is sod?

Sod is simply grass held together by a thin layer of soil or biodegradable material. Like any plant sod is planted, harvested, and transported. Sod is harvested after 10-18 months depending on the climate and use of fertilizer. Sod is sold in a few forms depending on the job. Commonly for residential use it will come in square slabs, for a small area or patch work, or rectangle rolls for full lawn installations.

Sod Vs. Seed

When it comes to your lawn its important to figure out which option is best for you, your time span, and money.

Sod will give you immediate results, prevent soil erosion, and block weeds. Laying sod is a fairly quick job that, in most cases, will take a day to install. Sod, compared to seed, is low maintenance and can be installed at almost any time of the year. The best time to lay sod, however, is in early and mid-fall when temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow.

Seed is good for someone one who has time flexibility. Unlike sod, you must wait for the grass to grow in. You will have a greater number of options in your type of grass. Seeding is very budget friendly and is easier to patch and repair. For the best results, seed should be laid in spring or early autumn.

Both of these options can be planted throughout the year and can either be done my professional or a DIY project.

When it comes down to it there is so “right” way to put grass in your lawn. There are personal factors that play into which choice is better for you. We hope this article was helpful and informational when it comes to making a decision for your outdoor spaces.

 


Info gathered from SodGod.com and GenesisSodFarms.com.

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