Sod is a common landscaping solution that consists of already-grown grass in mats of dirt that are laid down on your lawn and allowed to take root. The distinctive qualities of sod mean that it carries a specific set of advantages over other types of grass seeding. Understanding some of the largest advantages of sod are can help you determine if it is the right fit for your landscaping needs.
The largest advantage associated with choosing to install sod on your lawn instead of making use of traditional grass seeding methods, is the fact that sod can be laid over a large area quickly. It also produces a complete lawn immediately after installation. There is no waiting period where you have to deal with large brown patches of dirt in your yard. This also means that you will be able to actually use your lawn much sooner than if you planted seeds, which reduced the amount of disruption to your pets, children, and everyday routine.
Another key advantage of using sod is the fact that laying down sod over bare dirt can help prevent soil from being washed away by heavy rainfall, wind, or other environmental factors. This is especially important if you are trying to maintain a certain slope for drainage or aesthetic purposes within your yard, which can be at particular risk of becoming damaged by rainfall.
While all newly laid sod will require regular watering and care to ensure that it actually takes root in your soil, it does not require the same amount of maintenance and care as traditional grass seed will. Sod will only need to be watered twice a day, depending on rainfall and heat levels. This is much less than grass seeds require. Not only can this save you time, but it will also help keep your water use at a moderate level and save money.
Another important consideration to think about when considering installing sod in your yard, is the fact that sod comes pre-grown without weeds or other plants within it. This means that you can ensure a clean, uniform lawn without having to worry about ripping out other plants which may threaten the health of your grass or ruin the aesthetic of your yard. This again cuts down the maintenance associated with sod compared to traditional grass seeding.
For more information on sod, contact a landscape contractor service like Colourscape Inc.