When revamping your lawn there are many options of to choose from including grass seeds, sod and grass plugs. This may leave you wondering which option is right for you! The short answer: it just depends. If you have bare spots or thinning in areas, seed might be the better option. If your lawn has been destroyed, it would be easier to start over with a newly sodded lawn.

These are a few other factors to take into consideration when making your choice:

  • How much grass do you need?
  • What is your budget?
  • What kind of grass do you want?
  • How much time do you have?

How Much Grass Do You Need?

If you are redoing an area with a few damaged spots or bare spots, you could use grass 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 decipher how large your area is.

How Much Will it Cost?

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 upfront. Keep in mind that these options could end up costing the same, if not more, due to the maintenance they require.

What Type of Grass are You Looking For?

Of course, you will want to take into consideration your ideal sod type. Some varieties of grass are only available in sod, therefore seed is not an option. For example, Classic St Augustine or Palisades Zoysia are only available as sod. However, centipede grass is available in seed and sod form. So, you will need to research what type of grass you want.

What’s Your Timeline?

Timing is everything. It is important to know how much time you have or how quickly you want to get your yard done. If you are redoing your lawn to sell your home, buying sod would be your best choice because it is a much shorter waiting period compared to plugs and seed.

Woerner Turf for Your Sod Grass Needs

If you have questions about whether sod, seed or plugs are best, the team at Woerner Turf is here to help! Not only do we offer sod by the pallet at our farms and landscape supply stores, you can purchase our centipede seed online here. For more information, reach out to your local Woerner Turf landscape supply store or farm.