Erosion is a big danger for homeowners, public properties, and commercial buildings alike. Water does not discern friend from foe. A downpour is capable of deteriorating your landscape and impacting your property value, not to mention the properties that surround you. Sod is a cost-effective option for maintaining a beautiful yard and protecting it from disaster.
How Does It Work?
Sod is a high-density mat of grass blades with a thickly rooted soil layer underneath. The combination of plant and soil weight impedes the flow of water. The water is safely absorbed and ushered along in a cleaner state as opposed to sweeping up, or eroding, a top layer of dirt. This prevents damage even in the most severely sloped regions of a landscape.
Affordable and Effective
While seeding and other options may be cheaper in the short run, their ineffectiveness at preventing erosion can cost proprietors in the long run. Sodding protects your lawn from erosion shortly after installation when compared to the waiting associated with seeding. For example, if a heavy rain were to occur after seeding, it could wash away costly chemicals and silt, requiring additional work to repair the damages.
If you contact a sod expert, they should inform you of the correct species to install in your lawn. Depending on the climate and conditions, properly installed sod grass can maintain itself with limited care. Natural rainfall that was once an erosion problem can be turned into a valuable resource for your grass.
It is important to understand the unique nuances of your property. Large cracks and steep slopes should be monitored closely and inspected for any pooling areas. If you are noticing dirty water runoff due to rain, contact a sod professional immediately to develop a plan of action and protect your home!