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Seed vs Sod: What’s the Best Option for Your New Lawn?

When it comes to establishing a new lawn, there are two main options: applying seed or installing sod. Both have their pros and cons, so it can be difficult to decide which is the best option for your needs. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of both methods so that you can make an informed decision about which is right for you. Let’s get started!

Initial Cost

Seeding your lawn is the least expensive option, and it also gives you more freedom to choose the type of grass that you want. With this method, you can selected a variety of different types of seeds suited to your lawn’s sun-shade ratio and soil conditions.

Seed Takes Much Longer to Establish

The downside to seeding is that it takes time for the grass to germinate and begin growing into a full lawn. Depending on the types of seeds you have chosen, it could take up to several months before all areas are evenly covered. Also, if not done properly or watered enough, patches will develop and weeds may begin to grow as well.

On the other hand, sod offers a more instant gratification. Sod is pre-grown grass that is laid down and stitched together in order to create a lawn. It is best suited for larger areas since it can be laid much faster than seeding. Additionally, since the sod has already been growing elsewhere before it is installed in your yard, there’s less of a chance that weeds or diseases will develop during installation.

Prep Work

The downside to laying sod is that it tends to be more expensive than seed, often due in part to extensive prep work involved. Lying sod requires the ability to perfectly condition the soil’s surface. This often involves using heavy equipment such as skid loaders to remove the existing lawn or landscape beds, and then grading with topsoil so the surface is perfectly smooth prior to sod being laid.

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Ultimately, it is up to your personal preference and budget which method you choose. Be sure to consider all the pros and cons of both seed and sod when making your decision. If your Suffolk County property is in need of a yard renovation, contact the team at MSG Lawn Care today.

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