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Sodding vs. Seeding

Deciding whether to seed or sod your lawn can be as difficult as the old nature versus nurture conundrum. Only in this instance, it’s nature and nurture and time versus nature and money.
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While seeding your lawn is a much less costly investment up front, it can take a considerable amount of time and effort to harvest a successfully verdant lawn. Once you’ve seeded your desired area (and you can only do this during appropriate times of the year), you must nurture it constantly by watering it sufficiently, keeping off the area, and possibly feeding it nutrients, pesticides, and other aids. While awaiting the growth of your grass you also run the risk of heavy rains and winds carrying your seed to other areas, which can cause the grass to grow in heavy clumps in some areas while leaving bald patches in others. Another distinct disadvantage is that before the grass comes in thick and plush, you may have large muddy areas in your yard, which are unsightly and easily transferred into your home on your shoes if you’re not careful, and lastly birds may eat your grass seed if the seed is spread in an area with nothing to hide it. It’s also easier for weeds to issue forth in open areas where there isn't any grass competition, increasing your workload and thwarting grass growth.


Sodding VS Seeding article on LandscapeNashville.com Quigley's Landscaping Image of Sod before and after installation.


Nashville Sodding, though expensive, can be done at nearly any point during the year and give you an instant plush lawn, which looks fantastic and leaves very little room for mud and weeds. You’ll pay for that instant gratification, though. However, if your initial seeding attempt is not successful, you may wind up investing just as much money in the long run in reseeding and maintenance.

Some types of Grass Seed are very difficult to grow like Bermuda pictured below.

Bermuda grass seed image from Dalton Quigley of LandscapeNashville.com and Quigley's Landscaping.


Another great advantage to sodding is that it requires very little time and effort on your part. Once the sod is laid it needs less attention, but it will need plenty of watering and occasional fertilizing.

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Aside from cost, one disadvantage of sod is that it doesn’t offer much in variety. The choice of grass types are numerous when seeding, but when ordering sod, you’ll most likely find that area nurseries and landscapers only offer a very few types of grass in their sods.

What does Fescue Seed Look Like? See the video below!


If time is money to you, sod is definitely the way to go, offering quick rewards and very few needs. It takes on average 2 years to get a full lawn by seeding here in Middle Tn Nashville area. If, however, you adore spending time and attention in your yard, survey your land and see the fruits of your labor, then seed on!

When to use wheat straw. You should use wheat straw when you have really thin grass that you are overseeding or where there is no grass.

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