- If you are planting a relatively large area, hydroseeding can be completed in a very short period of time.
- Hydroseeding can be very effective for hillsides and sloping lawns to help with erosion control and quick planting.
- Hydroseeding will typically cost less than planting sod, but more than regular seeding.
- Results are often quick with high germination rates producing grass growth in about a week and mowing maintenance beginning around 3-4 weeks from the date of application. Fiber mulch accelerates the growing process by maintaining moisture around the seeds thereby increasing the rate of germination.
Planting with Sod
Planting your lawn with sod can have advantages and disadvantages to other such methods such as seeding.
- Sod is relatively easy to install and can be planted in a matter of hours.
- Other than constant waterings, sod needs very little care to establish.
- Sod can give you instant result creating a green lawn within hours.
- Sod can be planted in almost any season.
- Sod is much easier to plant on slopes and hills than seeds.
- If you are renovating a weed-ridden lawn, sod will cover up those old weed seeds (after tilling) so they will not germinate at the surface.
Sod is much more expensive than simply seeding your lawn and since sod is grown in different soil, it can sometimes have difficulty bonding to your existing soil.