Is sod a good investment?
Yes - it's the only way to go - from bare, soil to lush, green lawn in just hours. Yet, it's relatively inexpensive to use. In the few hours it takes to install your sod lawn, your property value increases significantly and even more in aesthetic value.
Is a sod lawn less work?
Yes, a professional sod lawn needs no special care because it is a healthy mature lawn when installed, whereas a sprigged or seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. Sod is grown under expert supervision from top quality seed blends. After it's been installed, just water, mow and fertilize your sod lawn as needed and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass, requiring very little maintenance.
How often should I water my grass?
Water management is critical to the health of your lawn both during the initial installation, and beyond. Always water in the early morning hours, never at night, and be aware of areas in your yard that do not have adequate sprinkler coverage. If your yard has physical limitations due to the coverage of your sprinkler system, a liquid polymer called Hydratain may be applied to assist in overcoming these physical limitations. Water 1-2 times per week for a total of 1" of water per week. Water time will vary depending on the irrigation system you use.