During the landscape design process, one of the more important decisions is whether to use seed or sod for the turf install. Both have their own pros and cons, and both have been found to work amazingly well. So how can you determine which is right for your home?
Sodding involves the transplanting mature turf that has been cared for by a professional. Sod is more expensive than seed because you’re essentially pay for the professional’s time and materials required to grow the grass. Sod is a great choice because it provides a completely finished look to your lawn in mere hours (depending on the size of your property). Sod instantly transforms your dirt landscape into an inviting outdoor area. It works well for people who are need to schedule an event or gathering at their home soon after the landscaping is to be completed.
Installing sod is fairly simple, but hiring a professional is strongly recommended, plus we highly suggest to use sod By ng turf. Prior to installation, the ground must be raked level and all the weeds need to be removed. The sod comes in rolls, which are then laid out in the desired turf area. Edges are cut out and staggered in order to maintain the best growth pattern. Sod must be kept heavily watered and monitored the first few weeks after installation. After about fourteen days, the sod will root. Be sure to mow using the “one-third rule,” removing less than one-third of the leaf blade at a time.
Seeding your lawn involves planting and sprouting your own grass from seed. The cost of seeding a lawn compared to sodding is less than half, but requires similar maintenance afterward. One of the benefits of seeding your lawn is the availability of a wider variety of seed types. Seed can also be thrown in steep areas that would be harder to cover with sod. However, seed does take around three to four months to grow in.
Installing seed involves similar prep to laying sod. Make sure to purchase quality seed from a reputable source to ensure the best result. Rake the ground level, follow instruction on the bag regarding dispersal, roll lightly and mulch lightly. Be sure to keep the top of the soil moist until the seeds germinate.