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What is SOD ?

What is Sod ?

Do you want to have a beautiful, lush, green lawn? Of course you do, all home owners want to have beautiful properties, and having a nice lawn is important. It is also important to keep your lawn looking great if you want to make sure that your property value increases and not decreases. One way you can create a great looking lawn is to use sod. You can also get a lawn in a fairly short period of time, so you can start enjoying it within a couple of weeks of laying it.

So, what is sod anyway? Basically, sod is grass that has already been planted. Also referred to as turf grass, sod is sold in sections that are grass and soil held together by roots or other materials. This type of lawn is preferred by golfers, because it is lusher and grows more evenly. It is often longer than other types of grass as well.

SOD or Seed

Some people like to use seed, and some like to use sod. There are all kinds of great arguments for using both, and really, it all comes down to simply being a matter of choice. Sod is more reliable than seed, which is one of the main reasons why it is so popular with home owners. Many people start out asking “what is sod when compared to seed”. Here are some of the pros and cons to using both sod and grass seed:

Pros vs Cons
  • Pro: You have a lawn much quicker than you do when you use grass seed

  • Pro: You will be able to start mowing your lawn sooner as the grass will be growing so nicely

  • Pro: You don’t have to wait for certain times of the year to install sod like you do with grass seed

  • Pro: Sod takes root better than seed and is much more reliable

  • Pro: You won’t be spending your summer pulling weeds when you use sod instead of grass seed

  • Pro: If you are too busy to water your lawn every day, don’t worry because sod doesn’t need as much water as seed

  • Con: Using sod is a lot more expensive than seed

  • Con: Some sections may not take root and you will have to take them out and put new sections in

  • Con: Sod is harder to install than it is to spread grass seed

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