- Sod provides you with an ‘instant’ lawn
- Provides immediate erosion control
- Lessens the susceptible to being invaded by weeds
- Minimal maintenance after installation is required.
- Recreational activities on your sod 2-3 weeks after installation
- A sodded area is uniform and dense and does not require any repeat seedings
- Well maintained sodded lawn and landscapes can enhance the values of your property from 10-15%
Disadvantages of Sod:
- Initial cost of sodding is more expensive than seeding
- Preparing to sod an area, as well as laying the sod requires much more labor compared to seeding.
Benefits of Seed
- Initial cost of seeding an area is a considerably cheaper than sodding
- Seeding an area requires less labor and requires no special skill
- There are more varieties of grass seed available
Disadvantages of Seed:
- It can take up to 3 years to have a seeded yard look comparable to a sodded yard
- Seeded areas are much more prone to weed invasion
- During their first growing season, seeded lawns can not handle high traffic, as instant lawns. With sodded yards the homeowner can enjoy both its aesthetic value and recreational uses almost immediately.
- Repeat seeding may be required to achieve the density and uniformity that sod instantly provides.