Grass sod is simply cut rolled up grass that can be spread over bare dirt to provide an instant green yard. Common sod varieties include Midiron, Bermuda, and Rye Grass. It is sold by the square foot and material usually costs around $.33 per square foot. Additional costs need to be factored in to deliver, prepare, and install the instant yard that sod offers.
Seeding new grass comes with many obstacles and high costs. Homeowners who have just seeded new grass may find that their seeds have been blown away by the wind or that feeding birds have eaten up the costly seed. Some seed just simply fails due to poor watering or failure to conduct regular extensive maintenance.
Seeding can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple of months for it to be completely installed and ready for use. Sod, on the other hand, is ready and fully ready to use within just 30 days! The roots in sod are very close to that of grass which has been growing for two to three years. It is very cost effective and saves time.