Advantages And Disadvantages Of Sod


Sodding is one of the most common methods used to cover a lawn in thick green grass. Sod is made out of individual pieces of dirt with grass already fully grown in them. These squares of dirt can then be placed on a lawn and the grass will take root in the underlying soil. This unique method of seeding for grass in your yard necessarily carries a number of advantages and drawbacks: understanding what those pros and cons are can help you decide whether or not sodding is the right fit for your yard's requirements.

Advantages of Sod

Easy Installation: The main advantage of sodding your yard is that it is extremely easy to install, and you effectively are given a lush, fully grown lawn as soon as the last piece of sod is put down.  This means you won't have to deal with large patches of dirt and half-grown grass as you would with other methods of grass seeding.

Reduces Erosion: In a similar vein to the above point, since sod is fully grown and comes with its own layer of dirt, its installation in your yard can help reduce and prevent soil erosion, which can be a serious problem for any landscaping project. In addition, this can help stop dust from rising from a dirt yard and spreading all over your home and surrounding area, another major aesthetic consideration.

No Weeds: Sod also does not come with any weeds, as the grass is carefully cultivated and all other plants and seeds are removed from the equation before the sod actually is put up for sale. This can help maintain your lawn quality over the long term, as you will have to do less weeding to protect your grass.

Disadvantages of Sod

Cost: The largest disadvantage of sodding your yard is the fact that sod can be quite expensive, depending on the size of your yard and the variety of grass that you choose to install. This is because the grass is grown in optimal conditions by professionals before being installed in your yard.

Maintenance: Another key downside of having sod installed in your yard is the amount of work that goes into making sure that the sod actually takes root. A large amount of water will need to be provided in the weeks immediately following sod installation to induce root growth, which requires a lot of time and effort on your part.

Contact a company like ProTurf for more information and assistance. 


30 August 2017

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