If you want to beautify your lawn, a fundamental choice you will have to make at the outset is whether you are going to use seed or install sod. In a place like Atlanta that has hot, humid summers and mild winter temperatures, a lawn can be either seeded or carpeted with new sod virtually year-round. Having said that, the choice between seeding your lawn or laying down new sod boils down to whether you want an “instant lawn.” Whereas grass seeds can take months, if not years, to reach maturity, freshly harvested sod can take your lawn from barren to beautiful in a matter of just a couple of hours. Choosing between seed or sod has a financial component as well, as sod is nearly always more expensive. Although, one of the many advantages of using sod is that it is instantly dense and does not pose the risk of being washed out by rain or heavy irrigation.
Whatever method you ultimately decide to use, proper soil preparation will be critical. Be sure to have your soil professionally tested, and if necessary, treated with soil amendments, fertilizers, herbicides, or other organic or inorganic materials. Doing so will create a healthy, nutrient-rich environment for your new grass to grow, whether it is seed or sod.
To learn more about this topic, contact NG Turf, a sod supplier serving Atlanta and many other communities throughout Georgia. We have six sod farms, acres of top-quality sod, and some of the fastest shipping times in the business. NG Turf is a name you can trust for when you want fresh, healthy sod delivered straight from the farm.