A lush, green lawn can do wonders for the curb appeal of your property in North Carolina. If you're planning to establish a new lawn, you can achieve that through sod or seeds. Both are great options, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. When choosing between these two, consider the time you're willing to wait for your new lawn. Sod gives you nearly instant results, while seeds can take some time to grow. You should also think about the amount of maintenance you're willing to do to help your new lawn establish itself, how much foot traffic your lawn will likely be subjected to, and what your budget is. By considering these things, you'll have a better idea of which of these options will be the better choice for you.

How long are you willing to wait for your new lawn?

When choosing whether you want to install sod or use seeds to establish your new lawn, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is how long you are willing to wait to see results. If you want to establish your new lawn fast, you'll want to choose sod. Sod is pre-grown grass that can be rolled out quickly onto your property, giving you a beautiful new lawn as soon as the installation is finished.

If you are willing to wait for results, you can opt for seeding. Seeding is the traditional way of growing grass and will take longer than sod. The grass seeds take time to germinate and transform into lush grass, but you can rest assured your lawn will have a robust root system that is well-anchored in the soil.

Grass seeds typically take about 6 to 8 weeks to fully grow.

Consider The Amount of Maintenance Between Sod & Seeds

Whether you use sod or seed to grow your new lawn, both options require maintenance. With sod, you'll need to follow a maintenance schedule for about a month until it has taken root and established itself in the soil. If you go with seeding, you need to keep up with a maintenance routine for at least 6 months to ensure the roots develop well. Proper maintenance is vital as it ensures your lawn will grow successfully, so you can achieve the strong and vibrant grass you're going for.

How much foot traffic and activity will be on your lawn?

Another factor that you need to consider when choosing between installing sod and seeding is the amount of foot traffic and activity your lawn will be subjected to. If you love using your lawn or plan on hosting events where people will constantly walk on and run on your grass, you'll want to use seeds because a seeded lawn has deeper and stronger roots and can better endure excessive traffic. While sodded lawns can also withstand heavy use, they can't do it as well as seeded lawns can.

Consider your budget when choosing between sod and seed.

Your budget is also another consideration when growing your new lawn. If you want the budget-friendly option, seeding is the way to go. Seeding tends to cost less because it doesn't require as much labor and time as sod does. If cost isn't a big factor for you, then both of these options are great!

Call us today to sign up for our sod installation and new lawn seeding services!

Whether you want to achieve your new lawn through seed or sod, we can make it happen. Our crew at Carolina Turf Lawn and Landscape offers sod installation and new lawn seeding services to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Matthews, Weddington, Ballantyne, NC, and nearby areas. Call us today at (704) 649-0430 to sign up for any of our services!