The Benefits Of Sod

Installing a sod lawn has many advantages over growing grass seed. Sod costs more than grass seed up front but the rolls of pre-grown grass offer benefits that outweigh the added cost. Clean and soft grass is also the safest playing surface for children, kids and pets. Whether you are relaxing or romping, nothing beats grass for an outdoor surface, not to mention that a new green lawn can make your house stand out in the neighborhood.

Why Sod?

Sodding is the fastest and easiest way to establish a lawn. We spend a year growing seed into sod so when it comes to your home, it has reached maturity. This means that your lawn will be denser and have no weeds because it is professionally grown. With proper care, your newly sodded yard will be ready for use in less than 3 weeks. Although seeding initially costs less, many costs recur due to erosion, reseeding, over-seeding, and watering. Seed can take 2 to 3 weeks to germinate. Newly seeded lawns take a great deal of time and nurturing to establish into mature, healthy lawn and cannot be used for months.

Less Irrigation.

Once the sod has been installed, it requires much less maintenance than grass seed. Sod needs regular irrigation to keep it moist until it roots and becomes fully established, but the sod will not dry out as fast as the seeded area. Sod only needs to be watered twice daily during the weeks following installation compared to four or more watering sessions per day to keep the ground moist for seeds. The less frequent irrigation saves on water ad time when caring for the new grass.

Soil Protection.

Because sod is fully mature the day it is installed, it immediately controls erosion. Sod can be installed on steep hills and slopes for stabilization. They also filter dirt and dust from your yard and help to eliminate mud. A lawn also absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen to keep the air clean and fresh around your home.

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