A thick, green lawn with no weeds creates an appealing property. For homeowners and property managers, you have a choice between sod and lawn grass seeding.
How do you know which is the right choice for you? Read on to learn more about the differences between a sod and seed lawn.
What is Sod?
Sod is lawn grass grown on a sod farm. Sod farmers grow their sod on fields using turfgrass seed, irrigation and fertilizer. Essentially, sod farmers are creating a ready-made lawn for you.
Your lawn service tech delivers sod pallets home and lays them out like carpet. Your tech will make sure that the sod fits your lawn seamlessly.
Next, your technician will make sure that there are no uneven seams. He’ll check to make sure all air pockets are gone, and the sod lays evenly.
Homeowners and property managers get a sod lawn for several reasons including
- They had a complete lawn renovation and want an instant yard.
- They don’t want to deal with the hassle of growing grass with the extra mud and dust.
- They have slopes on their property, and a sod lawn prevents erosion.
- Their homes or commercial properties are new and have no turfgrass.
How Sod and Seed Are Different
Sod and seed have many differences beyond the obvious. Here are some of those differences:
- Turfgrass seed is less expensive compared to sod.
- Lawn grass seed has no weeds in the seed mix. You’re not guaranteed to have a completely weed-free sod lawn.
- Sod costs more because the farmer needs to grow the lawn grass for you, it has to be shipped to your home, and it needs to be professionally installed. Alternatively, your lawn control technician plants grass directly on your property. You only need to pay your lawn technician.
- If lawn care is a luxury to you, then a sod installation will be more costly than having your Dundalk, MD seeded with yard grass seed.
- Seeded lawns tend to grow thick and live longer than a sod lawn. Also, a seeded yard develops stronger turf and grows deep into the soil. Sod has more shallow roots.
Why You Need Ground Control Lawn Care to Install Your Sod or Plant Seed
Ground Control Lawn Care provides both sod installations and lawn seeding. We’re your full-service lawn care because we offer the following when we install sod on your yard:
- We remove existing old grass and any weeds.
- We break up existing soil to prepare it for sod.
- We add two inches of enriched soil as well as a layer of fertilizer to ensure that your sod develops a deep root system.
- We install the sod and make sure all seams are even with no air bubbles.
When we seed your lawn, our services include
- We aerate to remove plugs of soil to open up the ground to receive seed and nutrition.
- We overseed your yard with quality turfgrass seed.
- We add top dressing to give your newly seeded lawn a boost of nutrition.
- We add a lawn-friendly mulch, such as straw, to protect your turf as it grows.
If you’re ready to get your MD lawn sodded or seeded, call us today at (443) 520-5646 or fill out our contact form.
Ground Control Lawn Care serves these Baltimore County, Maryland cities: Bowleys Quarters, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Middle River, Nottingham, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Rosedale, Towson, and White Marsh.
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