During the hottest months of the year, it often becomes apparent that your lawn is in need of help. Even with regular watering, many lawns become patchy and yellow in the middle of a summer heat wave. If this happens to your lawn every year, maybe it’s time to replace that old, tired lawn with a new covering of beautiful, green sod. In a matter of days, you can have the lush lawn you have always wanted for this summer, and many years to come.
Getting The Right Sod For Your Lawn
Although almost all sod will look great once it is installed, you want a type of grass that will flourish for many years in your particular growing area. The type of sod you buy should be partly based on the region in which you live, along with other considerations. Here are some factors to keep in mind before buying new sod for your lawn.
- Growth. Certain grasses grow faster than others, making them require more maintenance. If you have a landscaper who does your lawn, this may not be an issue. For example, zoysia grasses are great for low maintenance, yet are higher in cost. On the other hand, a Bermuda grass may be more economical, but will require more frequent mowing.
- Traffic. How much traffic your lawn will need to endure is important when choosing a sod type. Lawns with dogs and heavy foot traffic will need a heartier grass than lawns which are mostly just for show.
To determine the best sod for your needs, talk to an expert. If you are having the sod installation done by a professional landscaper, they can help you choose the right option to fit the needs of your property. If you plan to install the sod yourself, talk to your local landscape supply store experts to determine which sod you should buy.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping