Im planning a new lawn. Should I plant grass seed or lay sod?
Although lawns grown from seed require a great deal of work to install and even more care to establish, they do have a few advantages over sod. First, seeded lawns are much less expensive to plant. And the wide variety of seed available allows you to choose the grass that will do the best in the soil and sunlight conditions of your property. Also, because seeded lawns establish deep roots, theyre generally more durable than sod for heavy traffic use and are likely to last longer. However, it takes much more time to create a seeded lawn, including several weeks of keeping the ground moist and weed free while the grass spouts and grows. The primary advantage to sod is its easy installation. It doesnt demand much care to establish itself and you dont have to fight weeds, seedling diseases, washouts, or seed-eating birds, as you do with seeded lawns. In fact, when you lay sod, you bury the weed seeds already in the soil. Another persuasive argument for sod is that it gives you a lush green