Everyone wants a beautiful lawn if they live in the right property to have one. So what if you have a new property and the yard is not in great shape? In fact, it’s looking like you might have to start all over again in order for it to look good at all. How do you approach this? Do you plant seeds for a grass lawn, starting from zero? Or do you rely on the probably more convenient method for sod installation? Let’s talk about your options.
Sod vs Seed
If you’re looking to revitalize your lawn or planting a new one altogether, you will have two options. You can either start from scratch and plant the grass or you can skip a few steps and use sod instead. Now, if you’re having a hard time deciding between these options, let’s take a closer look at what these two entail and how you can make a choice that suits your needs.
Using seed will entail starting from scratch. You will be basically growing your lawn from zero, which means that the process will take a lot longer and be more drawn out. This option will feel very attractive for a variety of reasons, though, especially in terms of cost. You are paying, after all, for the seeds and the planting supply, but not much more. Meanwhile, with sod, you are paying for grass that has already been grown, as well as for the labor of installing it. This cost will obviously be countered by the time that it will take to grow out the actual lawn. It takes really long to grow a dense, lush lawn. In fact, you might even have to wait until the optimal growing season in order for it to take properly. While seeding might seem less expensive, it is often not as convenient.
The first argument in favor of using sod will be convenience over starting from scratch. Installing sod will be, of course, a lot more convenient than having to go through all the preparation and work that it often takes to plant a new lawn from scratch. You will also be able to enjoy easy installation. Sod is fairly easy to install, both in terms of time and workload, so a lot of people tend to prefer their ease of use when it comes to planting their lawn. On top of that, you will be able to enjoy faster results as well. It’s pretty evident that installing sod will yield much faster results than growing an entire lawn from zero. Sure, the lines between them will be visible for some time, but these go away fairly quickly after with the appropriate care given to them.
Contact J. Gudiel Landscaping
If you’re interested in installing sod that will make your yard area look its best, don’t hesitate to reach out to our contractors here at J. Gudiel Landscape. We will help you create an environment that is as functional as it is pleasant. Should you have any questions or want to request a free estimate, give us a call at (508) 380-0048 or fill out the contact form on our website.