When redoing your lawn there are now many options of how to accomplish this. But which one is right for you? The answer is simply that it just depends. If you have bare spots or thinning in areas, seeding might be the better option. If your lawn has been completely destroyed, it would be easier to start over with a newly sodded lawn. Some factors to consider when redoing your lawn would be: How much grass do you need? What is your budget? What kind of grass do you want? How much time do you have?
If you are redoing an area with a few damaged spots or bare spots, you could use sod plugs and let them fill in. But if you have a rather large area, seed or sod would be more practical. You can use our Sod Calculator found on our website to find out how large your area is.
This time in age with everything that is going on in the economy, one of the most important questions when it comes to redoing your lawn is how much will it cost. Plugs and grass seed are cheaper options in the upfront cost but end up costing the same if not more in the maintenance of watering to keep the ground moist to allow the seed to germinate.
Another factor is what type of grass you want. Some varieties of grass are only available in sod and seed is not an option. For instance, Classic St Augustine or Palisades Zoysia. However, centipede is available in both. So you will need to research what type of grass you want.
Timing is everything. It is important to know how much time you have. If you are redoing your lawn to sell your home or because you are having a wedding it might be best to use sod because it is pretty much an instant lawn.