Sod or Seed – Which is Best?

Sod or Seed – Which is Best?If you want to create a great lawn, sod and grass seed are both viable options, although each has unique advantages and disadvantages. Deciding between the two largely depends on a few factors, one of which is your budget because sod is the more expensive option. You also need to consider season, location, and the amount of time you are prepared to spend nurturing your new lawn.

Seed costs a lot less and installation is quicker. However, it requires a great deal of attention while it is growing. Moreover, grass seed presents other problems like patchy bare areas and weed development. And in areas where erosion is an issue, it is difficult to grow.

Sod costs more than seed to buy and install, but the lawn becomes usable much faster. Using sod is basically like creating an instant lawn. Although it must be ordered through a professional landscaper or a sod farm and it is more expensive, there are numerous advantages in using it. These include no risk of erosion, fewer or no weeds, and a broader range of suitable planting times.

Irrespective of whether you choose to create a lawn with sod or grass seed, proper care will yield the same results. Grass seed needs watering more often while it is establishing, and for several weeks, the lawn cannot be subjected to any traffic.

If you’re not sure which is the better choice for your location, ask a landscaper for advice and, while you’re at it, ask for a free lawn care estimate.


If you are looking for sod in Central Florida, contact us at Evolve Professional Landscape Management. We offer quality services at affordable prices. Give us a call today for a free estimate!