Dakota Turf’s Sod Installation
For many business owners, there comes a time when you need to make a big decision for the future of your commercial landscape: sodding or seeding? As with most things, both sodding and seeding have their pros and cons. Dakota Turf is here to help you make the right decision for your business’ needs. When deciding on the best lawn installation, you need to consider your budget, your schedule, and how much time you can devote to maintenance.
To help you make the right choice for your landscaping needs, Dakota Turf’s experts have put together some helpful information about grass seed and grass sod installation. Ready to learn more?
The Cost of Sod vs. Seed
Planting seed is the more affordable way to get a new lawn on your property. Sod can cost up to twenty times more than seed because it needs to be grown ahead of time. Landscapers then bring grass rolls to your property and lay them on top of the prepared soil.
The price difference might seem shocking at first. But business owners also need to consider the flexibility and ease of lawn sod maintenance.
Maintaining Lawn Sod vs. Grass Seed
There’s no question that maintaining lawn sod is significantly easier than planting grass seed. Grass seed requires regular weeding and a functional irrigation system. You also need to make sure customers stay off your lawn while the new grass is growing.
Although sod installation still requires proper watering, it needs much less attention. Because the lawn sod is mature by the time it reaches your property, it’s less likely that you’ll have to spend your time weeding. Instead, you can spend your time on your business.
What’s Better: Sodding or Seeding?
At the end of the day, it’s important to weigh both options. Each has their pros and cons, depending on your schedule, budget and needs. Dakota Turf is here to offer an expert opinion and help you transform your landscape from dull to lush. Contact us today for a free consultation with a landscaping professional.
Timing Is Everything for Sod Replacement and Seed Planting
Timing is where sod installation beats planting seeds by a significant margin. If you’re planning on laying down grass seed, you’re restricted to two times per year. The first is a narrow window in the spring between the last frost of the season and the start of summer. Once the temperature heats up, weeds begin to compete for resources and prevent your grass seeds from growing. The other window is in late summer once the weeds have died down. Not only is seeding restricted to specific times for planting, it also takes a while to grow. You might not see a green lawn for up to six weeks.
When you choose sod installation, there’s no waiting. Once a sod installation company like Dakota Turf has completed the work, your lawn will immediately look green and vibrant. With an instant lawn installation, your business can thrive from day one.