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Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Sod

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When you want to create a lush, successful lawn, purchasing and installing sod is an excellent option to consider. Sod refers to a type of grass that is implanted into soil, so that you are purchasing it already partially grown, rather than planting grass seed. You can purchase sod and have it installed by reaching out to landscaping contractors in your local and surrounding area. If you are considering having some sod installed on your property, use the following information to learn more about it.

What about planting sod is beneficial to my landscape?

Any person looking to plant a lawn stands to benefit a lot from purchasing sod. There are a number of advantages that you will enjoy in this regard. First, the yard you plant will receive temperatures that are 30 degrees lower than those you get with rock-centric yards, and 15 degrees lower than what you can expect from standard soil lawns. This heat reduction can make it more comfortable to relax in your backyard and prevents it from getting burnt out in the summer. Sod is also incredibly easy to plant, and is versatile, giving you a lot of options when creating a lawn. 

How can I put sod to use in my yard?

There are a lot of interesting ideas that you can put to use when it comes to installing sod. First, you can build a variety of plant beds throughout the yard, using sod as the backdrop. Another great idea revolves around brick pavers and gravel beds in order to create open spaces and beds. Sod can be incredibly beneficial if you have plans to irrigate your yard, since they are useful in that regard and utilize much less water in the process. Working with a landscape professional can help you to capitalize on these ideas and explore many others. 

How much can I expect to pay for sod?

You can expect to pay different amounts depending on whether you are installing the sod yourself or hiring a contractor. If it's a do-it-yourself project, you'll pay between $300 and $600 for sod, which can be more or less depending on your lawn size. You must also rent a tiller, which can cost about $80 per day. If you are hiring a licensed contractor to do the work, you may pay about $1,000 for the labor. 

Consider this information and reach out to a sod professional if you have any questions.