Choosing Sod for Your New Lawn

Published on: March 13, 2016

Are you tired of struggling to get the lush lawn you desire? Sod is the best way to get a beautiful lawn quickly, replacing your old grass with thick sod that will grow in its place. However, you must choose the type of sod that will both fit your lifestyle and maintenance needs, as well as your geographical region. Two of the most popular types of sod are Bermuda and Zoysia, which both offer a beautiful lawn, but have a few differences. Here are the basics between these two types to help you choose your sod type.

Bermuda Sod

Bermuda strains are warm-season grasses and do best in regions of the country without severe cold weather. Bermuda is a thick, fine turf that is very wear-resistant, great for busy lawns. Bermuda sod is great for hot summers where it grows quickly and is drought-resistant. It does require frequent mowing due to its hearty growth and is perfect for direct sun areas.

Zoysia Sod

Zoysia sod varieties are wonderful for heavy-traffic areas and large lawns where maintenance needs to be low. Zoysia grows slower and is thick enough to reduce the growth of weeds. Zoysia can tolerate drought and is versatile enough to thrive even in shaded areas. Zoysia is tolerated in many regions in the southwest and southeast in the U.S. and some northerly regions.

Not only is the sod you choose important, you want a landscape contractor that is experienced in installing sod. Make sure to discuss pretreating your yard before the sod is installed for the best quality lawn and fastest growth. Talk to your local landscaper to discuss which sod type will meet your needs best.

Posted on behalf of:
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

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