Barrie SOD Installation Prices
The cost per square foot for sodding is influenced by the size of the lawn. Larger lawns generally have a lower cost per square foot. Collaborating with neighbors on the same street can lead to cost-saving opportunities.
Lawns with uneven terrain or significant landscape changes may require additional grading work, which can impact the overall project cost.
The type of soil in the existing lawn, especially clay soil, may require the addition of more topsoil, affecting the total cost.
The presence of obstacles like tree roots, large rocks, debris, or hardscape features can complicate the sodding process and potentially increase costs.
Difficulties in accessing the backyard, such as narrow fence gates or the need to pass through the house, can result in increased labor hours and costs for the sodding job.
Lawns with a high number of weeds may require a pre-sodding treatment using nature and pet-friendly solutions, incurring an extra cost.
New construction lawn installations are generally less expensive since there's no need to remove and dispose of an existing lawn. However, new developments might require additional costs for proper grading.
This optional feature can enhance the property's curb appeal, but it also involves an extra cost.
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Features of Sod Installation
Sod installation provides an instant lawn. Once laid down, you have a fully grown and mature-looking lawn that can be used immediately. It's an immediate aesthetic improvement to your property.
Sod has a dense and interlocking root system that helps prevent soil erosion. It provides stability to the soil on slopes or areas prone to erosion.
Sod is grown in a controlled environment, which minimizes the presence of weeds in the initial stages. This means you'll have fewer weeds to deal with compared to seeding.
With sod, there is no waiting for germination, as is the case with seeding. You don't have to wait for the grass to sprout and grow; it's already fully developed.
Sod requires less initial maintenance compared to seeded grass. Watering and mowing are still necessary, but you won't have to wait for seedlings to grow and establish themselves.
Disadvantages of Seeding Grass
Seeding grass takes time to germinate and grow. It can take several weeks or even months for the grass to establish a dense and uniform lawn.
Seeded grass is more susceptible to weed competition in the early stages. Weeds can quickly overtake and hinder the growth of newly germinated grass seedlings.
The germination and growth of seeded grass may not be uniform. You might end up with patches of thick grass and areas with sparse growth.
Seeded areas are more prone to erosion, especially before the grass is fully established, as the loose soil can easily wash away.
Seeded lawns need to be protected during the establishment period. They are not immediately ready for full use, as foot traffic and heavy use can damage young seedlings and disrupt growth.