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Old 05-24-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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Hello,
I am getting my landscaping done and my landscaper is trying to talk me into a sod lawn verses seed. The cost is about $1000.00 to have him put it in verses about $100.00 for me to seed it. I realize that a seeded lawn will take longer, produce weeds at first until matured and managed. My landscaper claims a sod lawn is a healthier and better lawn then a seeded lawn. I live outside SLC Utah up on the Mt. Benches which have a mix of clay, sand type soil mixed with some cobbles. We have removed most of the cobbles from the top lawer of the soil and also added some refined topsoil as well. Any thoughts on the above?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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If you can afford a sod lawn, it would be a better choice. You'll still need to overseed in the fall to fill in the seams but your lawn overall will look much nicer by next summer. A seeded lawn will take much longer to establish and to get the same results.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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So the issue is instant new lawn verses extra work, and latter development?
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I used to live in Layton. We had an old sod...and it browned out each summer.

The real grass lawns browned out even worse. Newer sod lawns fared best.

Now...granted, grass lawns are not native to Utah deserts...so you might want to look into other options. But if you are set on a lawn...Id' say sod is the way to go.

However...you'll have to wait until the snow melts :-)
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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How big of an area, average or huge? Seeding a huge area is major, and requires major watering. Sod will require water, too but it will hold water better. I think I'd bite the bullet and go for the sod.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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There is about 4000 sq. ft. of grass area. It is looking like sod is the better way to go.
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