Seed or Sod?

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Seed or Sod?

Seed and sod both have their advantages and disadvantages. Many improved varieties of cool and warm season grasses are available as seed or sod. However, there is a wider range available as seed compared to sod. St. Augustine grass and improved Bermudagrass are only sold as sod. The first advantage of seed is that it is less expensive, but sometimes home owners have difficulty getting their lawn established from a seeded lawn. The initial period, which is a critical time of care, is longer for seed causing an increased risk of mistakes. Also, many weeds may develop at the same time lawn seed is growing, especially if it is a cheap, low quality seed mixture.

Sod has the advantage of providing an instant lawn which is usually weed free. Sod is also much easier to use on any lawns with slopes where seed is more likely to wash away. Sod also helps cover mud which can save your house from getting tracked into.

When it is all said and done, seed or sod is a question that is left up to your own individual needs and budget. Take the advantages we described and choose the method that most closely meets your needs.


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