In both residential and commercial applications sod is used to instantly transform the look and feel of the landscaping, while increasing the value of the property. Sod is sections of grass that have already grown, which is bound together by a root system or a thin layer of other bio-degradable material.
But while planting from seed takes plenty of time, patience, and skill, installing some sod can deliver a finished product in no time. Sod installation is not an easy task, but all the trouble and hard work pay off.
Role of sod installation in your home:
- Seeds can take several weeks to grow to a healthy height and several more to establish a root system. But sod can be installed in less than a day, giving your lawn an instant turnaround.
- Growing grass from seed requires the right temperature and the right amount of moisture. Too much rain, too much heat, or too much cold and your lawn can go haywire faster than it took to plant. Sod is a bit more resilient and can better withstand unfavorable weather conditions when installing.
- Seeds must be planted at a particular time of year depending on the type of grass being grown. But sod can be installed just about any time the ground is not frozen, giving you a wider timeframe to install your new lawn.
- Freshly planted seeds must be watered quite heavily for the first few weeks, all while maintaining a fine balancing act between too much or not enough water. But newly installed sod doesn’t come with nearly the same watering demands.
- There’s no guarantee of success when you plant grass from seed. Many a homeowner has ripped up their lawn to start anew only to be left with a patchy, muddy, and unsightly mess. But sod installation ensures you of a brand-new lawn with 100% coverage.
- Grass helps control erosion, and because sod is fully mature from the day it’s installed, it begins doing its job immediately. One hard rainstorm while growing new grass from seed can create pooling and runoff that can erode your terrain.
- A newly-seeded lawn often fills in well in some spots but not as well in others, leaving you with some post-seeding patchwork. A sodded lawn is installed evenly with no bare spots remaining.
You can make your home look evergreen and fresh with sod installation. They help you achieve a greener and safer environment.