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Hydroseeding vs Sod for Establishing a New Yard: Which One to Choose?

As a home or business property owner, establishing a lush green lawn can be challenging, especially when starting from scratch. With the most popular methods being hydroseeding and installing sod, both have advantages and disadvantages, which can make it difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this post, we’ll compare hydroseeding and sod to help you make an informed decision.


Hydroseeding is a process that involves spraying a mixture of water, seed, fertilizer, and mulch on the soil’s surface. The mixture is blended in a towable or truck mounted tank and then sprayed evenly across the surface. The mulch keeps the moisture levels high, which ensures the seeds germinate quickly. Hydroseeding is less expensive than sod installation and can cover large areas in a short period. It is also an excellent choice for planting grass on uneven or difficult terrain. The grass that grows from hydroseeding takes longer to establish than sod, but it is more weed-resistant.

Installing Sod

Sod is grass that has been grown on a farm and then cut into squares or rolls to be transplanted onto your lawn. Sod is more expensive than hydroseeding, but it offers instant satisfaction. The roots of sod are already established, and the grass is well-grown before installation, which means that it’s more drought-resistant and weed-free. The timeline from “construction zone” to a yard that’s ready for use is much shorter with sod.

Which One Should You Choose?

Choosing between hydroseeding or sod depends on your preference, budget, and timeline. Hydroseeding is ideal if you have a tight budget, a large area to cover, and don’t mind waiting for the grass to establish. Sod is ideal if you want a beautiful lawn installed instantly and have the budget to support the installation cost.

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