What is Sod? Sod is grass that connected to soil by roots or another material. Sod is often cut into strips or squares in order to be more efficiently placed on the desired area. It will create a full lawn much faster than seeding.
Should You Use Sod or Seed for Your Lawn?
This is a question that is ultimately answered by personal preference. To help you come to your own conclusion, here are some of the pros and cons of sodding:
Pros to Sodding
- The results are much quicker than with seeding.
- The grass will continue growing quickly, allowing you the opportunity to shape it how you want.
- You can install sod year round.
- Sod is much more reliable and durable than seeded grass.
- There’s very little chance of weeds growing with sod as opposed to grass seed.
- Sod doesn’t need as much water as seed.
Cons to Sodding
- Sod is much more expensive than seed.
- Sod is much more difficult to install than seeding.
- If the sod doesn’t take, you will have to remove it and plant new sections of it.
Maintaining Healthy Sod
Remember that even though it can be used much quicker than regular seed-planted grass, you should still avoid walking on your sod for a few days after it has been laid. Of course, you will need to water it daily.
If you think sod is the right choice for your lawn please contact Grizzly Bear Lawn Care today.