Everyone loves a green and gorgeous lawn. When it is time to either start or fix your lawn you have lots of decisions to make. One major option to consider is if you should choose seed or sod? There are a few factors you will want to consider before making the choice.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both seed and sod.
Here are some of the advantages of grass seed:
-less expensive than sod
- installs much quicker
-may be more viable option in shady areas
-seed blends may be better for difficult to grow areas
Here are some of the disadvantages of grass seed:
-seed cannot be used immediately
-requires attention while growing
-can develop weeds and patchy bare areas
-can be difficult to grow in areas where erosion is a problem
-can only be planted at certain times of the year
Here are some of the advantages of sod:
-usable lawn much quicker
-few if any weeds
-no risk of erosion
-wider range of appropriate planting times
Here are some of the disadvantages of sod:
-more expensive to buy and install
-must be ordered through a local sod farm or professional landscaper
-can be difficult to grow in very shady areas.
Proper preparation and care is important whether you choose grass seed or sod. If you are unsure the best option for your yard consult a professional landscaper.