If you are looking to repair or replace your lawn, you are likely wondering about the benefits of using sod versus seed. Just like most choices, you likely are considering quality, quantity, price, and effort. Let’s take a look at both to help you make the best choice for your project.
Sod Versus Seed Definitions
To begin, let’s start with defining the two products to ensure we are all on the same page in regards to each. You likely have seen rolls of grass and dirt at the store or being transported. This is sod – fully grown grass that is rolled out onto prepared ground. Seed, or lawn seed, just like any other plant, fruit or vegetable, must be first planted to grow.
What Is Your Priority?
When considering sod versus seed, the first question to ask is: What is my priority?
Cost Savings. If cost savings is your first priority, seed may appear to be the best option. Because sod is already grown, you are paying for someone else’s effort to plan, grow and maintain the seeds to create a lush lawn. Knowing and installing the right type of lawn for your space is critical to ensure longevity, which is true cost savings.
Time Savings. Seed can be very complicated as it must be planted within a specific time frame, and protected from wind and predators while it takes roots and grows. It can take quite a bit of time and care, including watering. Sod requires the ground to be properly prepared so the new sod properly roots, allowing it to last. The care of new sod is significantly less than that for seed.
Quality. Seed, if properly grown, can produce a healthy lawn with deep roots. However, most people don’t have the expertise or patience to wait for the lawn to grow to that level. High quality sod, and expert sod providers ensure the sod is properly installed and maintained for an instant lawn and resulting visual satisfaction.
Our sod experts are happy to help you determine the best product for your lawn project, including providing a free custom quote. No project is too big or too small, but quality and experience matters. Colorado’s terrain, weather and altitude all play a part in choosing the best sod, which is why Emerald Sod Farm is here to help. Call today with any questions you have regarding sod versus seed.