You want to cultivate beautiful and lush grass in your yard, but what is the best way to make your vision a reality? Seed and sod are two of the most common options, and though they sound very similar, they require distinct processes. Which is the best for your property’s curb appeal?
What’s the Difference Between Seed and Sod?
Seed is simply the seed of grass. You plant the seeds and grass grows over time. It’s like planting flowers with seeds, except on a much larger scale.
Sod, on the other hand, is often considered an “instant lawn.” Sod is fully grown grass that is cut and transplanted onto your lawn and rolled out like a new carpet.
Perks and Drawbacks of Seed
Seed’s biggest allure is that it’s a more affordable option at the beginning. For people who must pick a lawn option based strictly on a limited budget, seed is most tempting. Seed also has the ability to create a healthy, deeply rooted lawn as long as it is given the right care.
However, seed does have its complications. It takes a long time for seed to finally grow into dense, lush lawn. Seed also presents complications because it has a limited time frame in which it can be successfully planted. If seed is planted outside of this time frame or not given precise care and attention, it won’t grow properly.
The Benefits of Planting Sod
When you buy sod, you don’t have to wait months to see the fruits of your investment. You pay to have sod experts cut, transport, and plant sod into your yard. You can select the specific type of sod you choose based on the unique needs of your property. Sod is available for shady yards, properties that receive intense sunlight, rainy climates, and everything in between.
Sod does require care, but as long as you follow the watering and cutting directions provided by your sod installers, you will enjoy a beautiful, durable, and healthy yard for years to come.
Just be sure to order your sod from a real sod farm, not a “big box” sod retailer. Call (813) 633-8665 to learn more about Council Growers Sod and their decades of history as sod farmers in the Tampa, Florida area. Nothing beats locally grown, direct from the farm sod.