Advantages of Sod

  • Instant results. Newly installed sod offers immediate gratification.
  • Fast establishment.  Handled and installed properly, new sod generally takes just two to three weeks to root well and become established.
  • Immediate erosion control.  Sod works as a blanket to help hold soil in place.
  • Flexibility in timing.  Sod can be installed anytime in the growing season, except during times of very high heat.
  • Limited weeds.  Quality, state-certified sod has few or no weeds.

Disadvantages of sod

  • High initial cost.  Initial cost is higher for sod than for seeding.
  • High water use.  Initial use of water for the first few weeks is high.