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Sod Vs Seed

Posted by Catherine Abramavage on Feb 20th, 2018

Can't decide between using sod or seed at your home? Sod is the quickest and cleanest way to get grass fast. The answer to "Should I seed or sod?" depends on how much time you want to invest in growing a dense lush lawn. While the cost for turf is higher, the frustration and hassle sod will save you is worth the investment.


  • Instant Lawn
  • Sod can be installed any time of the year
  • Grown in a highly maintained environmen
  • Fully established in two - three weeks
  • State-certified sod has no weeds
  • Sod will immediately stabilize erosion on inclines
  • More expensive for large areas
  • While installation is simple, it large areas can be labor intensive


  • Can overseed into marginal lawns
  • Less costly for large areas
  • Can be stored for long time period
  • Germination can take 10-30 days
  • Limited foot traffic for the first year
  • Greater time and maintenance commitment
  • Can only seed at certain times during the season
  • Rain will wash away seed and seedlings
  • Longer maturation period
  • Requires more water
Sod vs Seed

We carry both sod and seed for your projects. We generally recommend sod since a properly prepped and seeded area will only be marginally less costly than sod. Sod has a much higher rate of success and prevents all erosion immediately upon installation.