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5 Unique Ways to Use Sod in Your Landscape

Are you tired of the same old boring lawn that looks like every other one on the block? If you’re looking for a unique way to spice up your landscape and create a striking visual impact, then it’s time to consider sod as more than just a simple groundcover. 

Sod can be used in a variety of creative and unexpected ways, from creating intricate patterns and designs to adding texture and dimension to your outdoor space. Let’s explore some of the most unique ways to use sod in your landscape and give your property the one-of-a-kind look you’ve been dreaming of. 

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Create a luscious green border

If you want to add some extra pizzazz to your yard, try using strips of sod to create verdant lines that flow thought your landscape. This will give you a sleeker, more modern look than using traditional ornamental grasses or border plantings. By using sod, you can create clean lines and borders in your yard that require minimal maintenance.

landscape with pergola and green grass used by pool

Build pathways to protect your tootsies

Few things hurt more than burning your feet on hot pool decks or pavers when walking around outside in the summer. A simple fix is to use sod to create cool walkways between your patio, the pool area, and any other entertainment zones. Mowing these walkways is a breeze, especially if the surrounding hardscapes are set just a bit lower then the grass.

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Soften and beautify stone paths

Instead of using gravel or sand between your large walkway pavers, set the stones a little further apart and install strips of sod. The contrast of the stone against the lively green sod can be particularly breathtaking when you create artistic patterns or set your stones on a diagonal. For easy mowing, be sure the stones are set at least ½ inch lower than the sod.

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Define your outdoor rooms with a sod carpet

It’s a common interior design practice to define a space with an area rug. Why should your outdoor living spaces be any different? To limit irrigation and mowing needs, install sod “carpets” between larger areas of hardscapes to define your outdoor dining and entertainment areas.

No matter what clever ways you dream up to incorporate splashes of beautiful green sod into your landscape, be sure you choose only the freshest, certified turfgrass. Farm-fresh sod from NG Turf is cut to order and available in quantities large and small. We offer the best turfgrass varieties selected specifically for their excellent characteristic and growth habits in our Georgia climate.

If you have any questions about selecting the right grass variety for your project contact our Certified Turfgrass Professionals at 770.832.8608 or


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