In part-1 of our two-part mini-series on sod, we discussed some of the benefits of using sod in your space and all that goes along with it. This week, we’re going to take a step back and suggest some reasons as to why you might want to hold off on using sod and perhaps give grass seed a closer look.
Let’s jump right in!
Installation – installing sod isn’t as easy as uncovering some dirt and flopping a roll down. A proper installation can require fertilizer, top soil and the like – so you may want to call in a professional to make sure you’re doing things the right way. It’s not as easy as sprinkling seed.
Variety – depending on the look and feel that you’re going with, seed might be your best option simply because there’s a lot more variety in terms of what you can choose. Sod generally comes in only a few species of grass and depending on what you want for your lawn, grass seed might be your best bet – especially if you’re going for something unique. At the very least, you’ll have a lot more options to choose from.
Replacement – one of the frustrating aspects of laying sod down is that sometimes you can seemingly do everything the right way and random sections of it won’t take root for whatever reason. Replacing these sections will cost you more money and even if they can take – can sometimes look out of place for a period of time.
Regardless of what you choose – grass seed or sod – it’s important that you weigh the options so that you choose the solution that’s best for your specific situation. As we’ve shown here, there’s a lot to think about – but know at the end of the day that your dedication and ability to go the extra mile to make sure the right things are being done to give your lawn the best start possible; that’s what’ll make the biggest difference.