Sod Lawns vs. Seed Lawns

Need it fast? Or, need time to grow? You’ve got options.

So, you want to revitalize your old lawn, or you just moved to a new house and want to start a new lawn. But you can’t decide whether to go for a sod lawn or seed lawn. In this post, you’ll find out the differences between sod lawns and seed lawns, so you can pick the best option to make your yard lush and green.


Differences Between Sod Lawns & Seed Lawns

A sod lawn involves transplanting already grown grass known as sod onto your yard. The grass sod is usually harvested with a rug-like roll of soil containing the grass roots.  On the other hand, a seed lawn involves planting grass seeds into your yard soil and tending to them until they germinate. 

Sod Lawn Vs. Seed Lawn: Which Is Better for Your Yard?

When it comes to choosing which is better between a sod lawn and a seed lawn, it depends on three major factors: the time, the effort, and the cost.


If you want to make your yard beautiful ASAP, then a sod lawn is the best. You can have a lush green sod lawn in two (2) weeks.  However, if you don’t care how long it takes, or you want to enjoy the process of watching your lawn grass grow naturally, then a seed lawn is for you. Although you’ll probably finish sowing grass seeds in a couple of hours, seed lawns may take two years before you have a lush green lawn you can be proud of.


Sod lawns are almost as easy as installing a carpet in your living room. All that needs to be done is to hire a professional to roll the sod sheet in your yard. Then, the grass continues to grow after the roots take hold in a couple of days. On the other hand, the seed lawns require tending to and maintenance. After sowing the grass seeds, you have to water them constantly, fight weeds, ensure the seedlings have the right nutrients, and so on.


If you’re working with a budget, then a seed lawn is the way to go. Sowing grass seeds is cheaper than laying sods. There are also more options of grass seeds to grow in your yard. However, considering the amount of time and effort involved in cultivating a seed lawn, investing in a sod lawn may be more beneficial in the long run.

Whether you choose a sod lawn or seed lawn, you’ll eventually enjoy the benefits of a lush green yard. If you decide on a sod lawn, you can reach out to us at Levy’s Lawn & Landscaping to roll your sod lawn professionally and beautify your yard.

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