Laying sod is the most expensive way to plant a new lawn. However, compared to seeding there is no waiting for the grass to grow, the results are an instant lawn and instant gratification.
What’s the cost of sod compared to seeding? How much should you budget to plant new grass?
It depends on where you buy it. Are buying directly from a grower and paying wholesale or from a garden center at retail prices?
Other variables include the quality and type of grass, some varieties cost less to grow and are ready to harvest quicker than others.
Are you laying it yourself or hiring a contractor?
When to Lay Sod
A sod cutter is a handy tool for prepping a site for laying sod, lawn repairs or expanding a flower bed.
Flat shovels or edging tools can be used for small projects. A gas-powered or “kick-type” manual sod cutter is necessary for stripping larger areas of grass.
Sod cutters can be rented from equipment rental businesses or home improvement stores such as Home Depot.
Installing sod is easy – plant it green side up! That’s a common joke around professional landscapers.
The process really IS simple, but it needs to be done right to ensure the best results.