When it comes to adding grass to your lawn, there are two primary options – grass seed or sod. One of the main benefit of seeds is they are far less expensive. In fact, you could end up paying 90% less if you seed your lawn yourself than if you purchase sod. Repairing problem areas with seeds is also very affordable. In fact, many people who installed sod end up using seeds to fill in sparse areas. Sometimes the seeds end up taking over the existing grass.
Another benefit of seeds is you have more choices. You can mix species together to get grass that thrives well in your region and also has the look and feel you’re after. Grass seeds are also much better at fighting off diseases, especially mixes. Manufacturers now provide chemical modifications that help seeds ward off deadly fungus and other diseases while growing. Sod, on the other hand, is more vulnerable.
Finally, when compared to sod, grass seeds are much less labor intensive. It’s relatively easy to spread seeds and perform the necessary watering to ensure they remain healthy. Sod, on the other hand, come in pieces and must be laid individually. This is a huge, messy job. Sure, you can have it installed by professionals, but this will just add to the price.
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