Installing sod has a number of benefits for homeowners. If you are trying to decide between seed and sod, then here are four of the main advantages of sod you should consider first.
- Instant lawn
Sod instantly transforms a bare yard into a lovely green lawn. Experienced professionals can lay your new lawn in just a matter of hours. The grass is already mature, and it will quickly develop a root system comparable to a two- or three-year-old lawn grown from seed. Best of all, sod can be installed during the spring, summer, and even the fall, as long as the ground isn’t frozen yet.
- Water conservation
A newly seeded lawn needs to be watered multiple times a day so that the ground stays moist and the seeds can germinate. Sod must be watered daily after installation as well, but only until it is firmly rooted, which takes about two weeks.
- Soil control
Because sod is fully grown, it will immediately help prevent soil erosion. It will also help to control mud when it rains and dust when it is dry. Sod installation makes a lawn usable and keeps it in better shape for longer.
- Property value
A nice lawn is one of those details that turns a house into a home. The more presentable and well-maintained your home is, the higher your property value will be as well. Whether you are planning to sell or you just want to stay on top of property upkeep, a new lawn will go a long way.