Why Choose Sod?

It's all a matter of how you look at it

If you look at the short term, seed is cheaper than sod, but in the long term, seed will cost more than sod. That is because you are buying your new lawn at different stages of its life.

Seed has to be planted, lie undisturbed while it germinates, and cared for until maturity with no guarantee of success. Sod, however, is a fully matured plant that simply has to be laid into position and is guaranteed by B&B Sod, Inc. 

The chart below shows the advantages to sod.

  Sod     vs     Seed

Initial Cost: 

More (Sod Only)          Less (Seed Only)
Soil Preparation:  Same as Seed   Same as Sod
Installation:  Unrolled, exactly in place   Sprayed, not always evenly
Coverage: Complete and instant  

Not for months, possibly thin,

patchy, weeds, and diseased

Appearance:

Known immediately, 

green and lush

  Unknown for months, mud and dirt
Quality: 

Purest hybrid bluegrass

blends available

 

Unknown mixed varieties other than

bluegrass for early germination

Maintenance:

Requires less watering,

fertilizer, and attention

 

Requires more watering,

fertilizer, and attention

Available for Use:    

Immediately, can mow

in 10 days

 

3 to 6 months needed to establish,

conditional by season

Weeds: Guaranteed weed free  

Herbicide program needed to remove

weeds, no guarantee

Erosion Control:

Existing roots take hold

in two weeks

 

Root system not established,

will take 6 to 10 weeks

The chart cannot show you the long term commitment of your time and labor, not to mention the anxiety and aggravation you expose yourself to when you use seed instead of sod. How do you place a price on emotions for cost comparison? Heavy rain or high winds can devastate your seed and leave you with washouts and bare spots.

Sod can be installed anywhere, even when seeding is impossible or too costly. Sod is often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution on slopes where rain would wash away both seed and soil. 

In the few hours it takes to install your so lawn, your property value increases significantly, and even more in aesthetic value.

With today's ecological concerns, many more people are considering sod for its environmental benefits. Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the suns heat an absorbing noises, carbon dioxide, and other harmful pollutants. It releases valuable oxygen and moisture into the air we breathe. As it grows, sod silently contributes to a healthier environment.