Having a lawn is a dream come true to a lot of families. If you already have one, lucky you! But have you ever looked at that green and lush yard your neighbor has? There are two ways you can actually achieve that: seed and sod. Using sod over seed can incur you more cost. However, this pre-grown grass has many benefits that outweigh the cost. Here are some advantages of why you need to get sod for your lawn.
Using sod provides an instant lawn
One of the most common benefits of using sod for a lawn is because of its convenience. Sod turns a bare patch into a gorgeous grass-covered yard once it is already installed. When you choose to install sod, you will get a head-start to use your lawn for any activities in a short time of waiting. Also, installing sod can be done in any season of the year, just as long as it is not yet frozen.
Using seed, on the other hand, requires several weeks before the grass grows. It typically takes 18 weeks for it to grow. Seed-planted lawns are often covered with straw to protect the seed, which makes your yard look unattractive. If you do not have the patience to wait too long before seeing your lawn thriving, go for the sod!
Installing sod requires less irrigation
Once the sod is installed, it only requires low maintenance. It just needs to be watered twice a day for a few weeks so that it can germinate. The good thing about the sodded lawn is that it doesn’t dry out right away. Grass-seeded lawns need to be watered four or more times a day to keep the yard moist, depending on the weather conditions. Grass-seeded lawns dry out right away, that’s why it should be watered more often than grass-sodded lawns. We believe that the less frequent you water your garden, the more water and workload it saves.
Sods are professionally grown
If you don’t have much knowledge to grow your lawn, sod is the perfect choice for you because professionals develop it. These professionals know the right techniques to have a healthy lawn as they use superior quality soil to keep the lawn lush and green. They plant it using seeds and cultivate it for several weeks. Once it’s ready, they use specially-designed machines to lift multiple strips of sod.
Sods are faster to use
Unlike grass-seeded lawns, sodded lawns can be used way faster since the grass is already grown. Roots from the installed sod can already be established as early as two to four weeks, which means that it can be used more first than when the seed is used. While light activity is still suggested for the first four to six weeks, sod is generally ready for use rather than a seeded lawn. The young grass blades that grow from seeds are susceptible to damage. Activities such as walking, playing, and entertaining can result in dead grass. But with sod, it already has a head-start in growth.