You decide. Make your decision preferences and budget. Here are the pros and cons of each.

Lawns from Seed

  1. It usually takes up to 2 years for a seed lawn to mature to fully fill in and provide a uniform cover. Plan on reseeding areas that fail to germinate evenly and over seeding in the second season.
  2. Physically it is much easier to spread seed than to lift and lay down sod.
  3. Weed control is much more difficult as you wait for your lawn to fill in. Best to plant when weeds are at a minimum such as in the fall.
  4. Lower initial cost. It takes more time to get an established lawn, but the costs are lower.

Lawns from Sod

  1. You can enjoy an instant lawn that you can walk on immediately. It will generally be well rooted in about two weeks.
  2. Physically much harder to haul and lay your sod lawn. If doing by hand, use 5 square foot pieces which are easier. For large areas use a tractor and bigger rolls.
  3. Weed control is much easier because you start with a dense weed free lawn.
  4. Higher initial cost, but you get your lawn right away.

Everyone wants a dense green lawn. A great looking lawn adds both curb appeal and to your home’s value. If you want the best, order your Vancouver, WA sodfrom Far West Turf Farm and Nursery.

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