Struggling to grow lush, green grass in your yard? It’s discouraging when you invest your money and time into grooming your lawn, only for your grass to turn brown and die.
Sound like a familiar scenario? If so, you should consider using sod instead. Before you head to the nearest plant nursery, though, there are a few things you should know about this alternative.
Contrary to what some people may believe, sod isn’t artificial grass; it’s essentially grass that has already been planted. It’s typically sold in square-shaped sections that are held together by roots winding through some type of soil-based substrate.
One of the main perks of using sod is the simple fact that it delivers instant results. With traditional lawn care, you’ll have to wait months before you notice any tangible results.
If time is of the essence, you may not be able to wait this long. Sod, on the other hand, allows homeowners to have lush lawns in no time at all. Once the sod has been planted, it will take hold and begin growing on its own.
With many states suffering from record-setting droughts, water conservation is a top priority for many homeowners. Thankfully, sod requires significantly less water than seed.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that it will grow in dry, arid environments, but you can get by watering less when compared to starting from seed.
Another great thing about sod is its consistency. Once planted, sod will look smooth and even with minimal imperfections. This alone is reason enough for many homeowners to choose it over seeding.
Of course, there are some potential disadvantages to using sod, including the cost. According to AngiesList, a typical 2,000 square foot yard will cost between $300 and $600 to sod – and that’s not including the cost of labor or tools.
Assuming you hire someone else to do it for you, you can expect to pay well over a grand. Growing your grass the old fashioned way costs a fraction of this amount, making it the preferred choice among budget-conscious homeowners.
Even if you follow the directions step by step, some of your sod patches may fail to take root, forcing you to dig them up and replace them with new ones. This isn’t exactly a deal-breaker that should discourage you from using sod, but it’s still worth nothing that some patches may need to be replaced.
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