The Pros of the Use of Sod
A front yard that is green every homeowner wants.
There are two options you have when looking to have grass on your front lawn. You could either plant seeds or install sod. Mature grass and the layer of soil beneath it held together by the roots is sod. Sod is generally preferred by many homeowners and it is not without a good reason. The overall cost of sod is generally lower than the cost of planting grass seeds. Having a green front yard will increase the value f your property. Other than the aesthetic properties a green lawn provides to your home, it has other benefits too. During summer, a green yard will significantly reduce heat. Grass also provides for cleaner and fresher air as it absorbs carbon dioxide and gives off oxygen. As mentioned earlier, there are different ways you can get a green front lawn. The advantages of installing sod are given below.
With sod, you get an instant lawn. You get a green lawn as soon as you finish installing sod. This is unlike, plant seedlings which will require at least three weeks before they grow into grass. Seedlings also grow in patches and your lawn won’t look nice. To protect the seedlings from being eroded, you will need to cover it with mulch. This will leave your yard looking unattractive. You get a green lawn as soon as you install sod. It should not be used as you wait for the sod to set on the ground. You don’t have to wait for sod to grow as you will be having your grass already.
Sod is cost friendly. Even though it is expensive to buy sod, the overall cost will be lower. Less irrigation is required therefore the cost is lower. Less water is required to irrigate the lawn. Grass seeds will require constant irrigation that is at least three times a day. Sod doesn’t require as much irrigation. Grass seeds require a high level of maintenance. Using sod will reduce your water bill. You will be able to use your yard faster with sod. With grass seeds, you will have to wait for them to sprout and even when they sprout the grass blades are too weak to be walked on. This is not the case for sod.
You will be able to protect the soil with sod. You will protect your soil from erosion with sod unlike with seedlings that leave the ground bare. Unlike grass seeds, sod doesn’t require patience and work pit into it for it to grow.