If you’re like most homeowners, the idea of doing some major landscaping work is pretty daunting. It can be tough to know where to start, what to do, and how to make the most of your outdoor space. One great way to improve your home’s appearance and increase its property value is by installing sod. Sod installation is a big job, but it’s well worth the effort. Here are seven reasons why you should install sod this year:

  1. Gives Faster results

  2. Reduces Heat

  3. Absorbs Carbon Dioxide

  4. Requires Less Maintenance

  5. Absorbs noise

  6. Prevent soil erosion

  7. Enhance property value

Gives Faster Results

Installing sod is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to get a lawn. There are many benefits to choosing sod over seeds. For one, you will have a lawn in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months. Sod is also easier to maintain than a seeded lawn. You will not have to water or fertilize your sod as often as you would have to water and fertilize a seeded lawn.

Reduces Heat

The surfaces of our homes play a big role in how comfortable we feel inside. Concrete and asphalt are known to emit heat, which can make a home feel extremely warm in the summer. This is especially true for homes with black roofs, as the dark surface absorbs more heat. In contrast, sod lawns have a cooling effect, as they absorb the sun’s energy and prevent heat transfer into the home.

Absorbs Carbon Dioxide

Sod installation is a process that begins by removing the old lawn, grading the soil, then laying down a layer of nutrient dense topsoil. The sod is then installed in layers, and finally secured with pins. Sod is harvested after natural planting and then held by a root system or biodegradable base. The sod experts then transfer the layers to your property for installation.

Therefore, unlike the artificial grass, sod supports natural plant processes, such as photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, grass absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, which translates to reduced greenhouse gases on your property. Therefore, sod can help increases your air quality.

Requires Less Maintenance

One of the benefits of sod is that it is a mature grass. This means that you don’t have to give it too much attention like seeded lawns. You only need to water new sod twice a day during the first couple weeks then like normal after that first period. Seeded lawns, however, require water and herbicides to achieve the desired look.

Also, since you don’t need to apply herbicides or fertilizers regularly, sod is an ideal option for busy homeowners.

Reduces Noise

There are many reasons why you should install sod. Not only does it make your lawn look great, but it also has a lot of benefits that you might not be aware of. For starters, sod is a great way to reduce noise pollution. The thick layer of sod absorbs noise, which means that you won’t be irritated by passing cars. Although sod doesn’t block the sounds entirely, it reduces noise significantly. Sod is like exterior carpet; when your house doesn’t have carpet, footsteps and echoes are louder than when you have carpet.

Prevents Soil Erosion

Sod is a great way to prevent soil erosion around your property. When it rains, the sod will grip the soil and keep it in place. This means that you will not experience mud and soil erosion around your property. Sod is a better option than seeding because it will prevent soil erosion from happening.

Enhances Property’s Value

When it comes time to sell your home, there are a lot of things that you can do to make it more attractive to buyers. One of the most important is to have a well-maintained landscape. This doesn’t just mean keeping the lawn mowed and the bushes trimmed; it means having a well-established sod.

A well-maintained sod can add a significant percentage to the value of your home. In fact, in some cases it can be the deciding factor between two similar homes. A potential buyer is going to be much more likely to buy a home that is already has a great lawn.

We offer the best sod installation in town and can provide you with a free quote for your project. In addition to sod installation, we also offer tree trimming, mulching, planting and more. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible experience and help them maintain their property value. Visit our website @ pristine-landscaping.ca today or call us at 416-951-6339 to learn more about our services.