A closer look at seeding and sodding, your options for creating a lush lawn this spring.
Spring is in full swing. Suddenly, your lackluster lawn seems to be begging for attention. A dormant swath of grass is understandable in the winter. As temperatures rise and days lengthen, it starts to look a little sad. If you want to be the neighbor everyone else is always talking about – you know, the one with the grass that’s always greener – you’ve got a couple of options. Let’s take a look at seeding vs. sodding. Who will win when it comes to creating a brilliantly green, lush lawn?
Sodding: Immediate Results
Do you wish you could just snap your fingers and have a perfect lawn? You don’t need a genie in a bottle for that to be a reality. You just need a dedicated lawn care professional. The right team can lay sod in your yard, carpeting it with already-grown grass. You get a full, green lawn overnight.
Sod is your best option if you’re looking to get your yard in top shape in minimal time. Like all things, though, fast and impressive results will cost you. Sodding is more expensive than growing your own grass. When you buy sod, you’re essentially paying someone else for the time and resources of already having grown the grass for you.
Seeding: Deeper & Cheaper
Some things are worth the wait. A well-established lawn can be one of them. While sodding will give you quick visual results, seeding will reward you for your patience. When you choose to seed, your lawn’s roots have the opportunity to develop in place. That gives you a deeper, stronger root system, making your lawn easier to maintain in the long term.
That’s not to say sodding doesn’t put down good roots. It just takes time and careful management to ensure the sodded grass is getting what it needs to get established.
The other, more instantly gratifying benefit of seeding is that it’s more affordable. When you don’t have to pay someone to grow the grass at another location, harvest it, and ship it to you, you get to keep more money in your own pocket.
Seeding vs. Sodding: Your Call Based On Your Needs
Ultimately, there’s no clear winner in the seeding vs. sodding faceoff. It comes down to your priorities. Are you willing to pay to jump from no lawn to a lush span of green? Do you want to put time into establishing a well-rooted lawn that will save you money?
Whether you choose seeding or sodding, your grass needs a good canvas on which to grow. Talk to a professional about how to best prepare your soil so your new lawn has the foundation it needs to thrive.
If you’d like more information about seeding vs. sodding, we’re here to help. The team at SVG Gardener can answer any questions you have about which option is right for your yard. Contact us if you’d like to explore ways to enjoy a beautiful, green lawn this summer.
By Kacie Goff