Benefits of Turfgrass Sod

A lawn sodded with turfgrass is considerably easier to maintain than a lawn that is seeded, sprigged, or plugged. Sodded lawns need no special care because they are already healthy and mature when they are installed, where as a lawn that is propagated from seed, sprigs, or plugs will need significant time and continued effort in order to reach maturity.

Turfgrass sod is grown from top-quality seed blends or certified sprigs by professionals and is under constant supervision. After is has been installed, just water, mow, and fertilize according to plant needs and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass that requires very little maintenance.

Turfgrass sod can be installed practically anywhere, even in places where 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. Turfgrass sod is also available in numerous varieties to serve various regional needs, such as soil type, climate conditions, intended usage, sun/shade conditions, etc.

Sod can really be installed any time of the year, so there is no need to wait until the “time is right”.

Because sod establishes itself very quickly and is capable of handling full user traffic within a week or two. It creates the perfect surface for lawn games, family get togethers, and other outdoor activities. With advancements in the development of hardy grass species, sod is often the choice for parks, golf courses, athletic fields, as well as residential and commercial applications.

Lawns sodded with turfgrass should be considered an investment by the homeowner. Sod is the only way to go from bare soil to a lush lawn in just a few hours. However, it is relatively inexpensive to use. In the few hours it takes to install your turfgrass sod lawn, your property value increases significantly while you enjoy the beauty and convenience that sod has to offer.

Because of today’s ecological and environmental concerns, many people are turning to sod to meet their home lawn needs. Sod offers many environmental and health benefits:

• Cools and cleans the atmosphere
• Releases O2
• Stores Carbon (C)
• Breaks down harmful pollutants
• Helps to minimize dust
• Provides erosion control
• Reduces storm runoff
• Helps to recharge groundwater

As it grows, it silently contributes to a healthier environment. Today’s turfgrass sod lawns give homeowners an opportunity to enjoy life a lot sooner than traditional lawn propagation methods. In today’s hustle and bustle world, we expect convenience, efficiency, and quality in the products we use. New developments seem to go up overnight and attractive landscaping can be installed in mere hours, so why wait 1-2 years for a new lawn to struggle to maturity when you can be relaxing on a beautiful, mature lawn right now. Sod meets the needs of today’s fast paced, demanding lifestyle and provides environmental benefits all at a surprisingly low cost of ownership.