Sodding vs. Seeding:


Background

A professionally sodded lawn is healthy and mature when installed; a sprigged or seeded lawn requires two or more years of intentional nurturing to reach maturity. Our sod is grown under expert supervision from top quality seed specifically chosen for our climate and soil composition. After your sod has been installed, just water, mow and fertilize your sod lawn according to our suggested schedule and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass, requiring very little maintenance.

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A Head Start

When you sod you essentially have a two year head start on those who seed. In a few weeks your sod is established and ready for full use. This options gives your family the perfect surface for sports and outdoor living without the muddy wait. Seeded lawns need a minimum of 18 months before they are ready for full use. With today’s various blends of hardy grasses, sod is typically chosen for parks, golf courses, athletic fields, as well as residential homes and business parks. 

Risk Management

Purchasing sod removes the risk of failure. Seed can fail for many reasons, such as too much (or too little) water, poor weather/timing, insufficient nutrients in the soil, or animal/environmental factors such as digging or wind and rain. When seed failure occurs, the amount of time you have to put into your lawn to reseed will increase and your goal of a usable lawn gets pushed further into the future. Seed failure affects the aesthetics of your home, neighborhood, and your bottom line.

The Environment

Sod is versatile and resilient; it can be installed practically anywhere, even where seeding is impossible such as on a hillside. Sod is often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution where rain would wash away both seed and soil. Research shows a sodded yard will absorb more rainwater than a seeded yard, even after 3 years. This absorption is beneficial as it returns filtered water to the water table and decreases the risk of run-off into city sewers and water systems.

 

Overall Investment

Carpeting and tiling a house is expensive and you expect to update those items throughout the life of your home. Sod is a fraction of the cost of most building supplies and it is proven to immediately increase the value of your home. When you factor in your time, labor, initial investment, and longterm outcome of your property value, a beautiful lawn is an inexpensive asset you will likely never have to replace.