Select the Best Sod for Your Lawn: Evaluate Your Lawn Care Needs

Chris Jamieson Softscape

Homeowners who are designing or overhauling their yards know that it can be an exciting but stressful time. Many people can become overwhelmed by the range of choices available to them. Fortunately, Lawn Connections is here to help. This introduction is aimed at helping you evaluate your lawn care needs before selecting the best sod for your lawn.

Consider the Climate

There are many types of sod available on the market, so it is important to consider which types grow best in a particular climate when selecting the best sod for your lawn. Some climates may be too dry or too soggy for a particular type of grass. In Texas, some popular varieties are St. Augustine, Bermuda, Buffalo and Zoysia. By selecting a grass that commonly grows in a particular area, you can be sure to get the right variety for your yard.

How Sunny Are Your Sunny Days?

Consider the conditions in a particular yard. We regularly work with customers to collect this type of information and then guide them toward the best choices for their particular setup.

The amount of available sunlight is key. While most types of grass will tolerate a range of sun exposures, it is important for long-term lawn care not to cause undue stress with too much or too little light. By noticing whether all areas of a yard receive four to eight hours as opposed to all-day sun, it will be easier to make the best selection for a particular location.

The Traffic Report

Another important element is foot traffic. Some grasses are naturally more delicate than others. Therefore, shoppers should take into account how much usage a yard gets, as high-traffic areas may need a more durable type of grass.

These lawn care considerations are an important first step in selecting the best sod for your lawn. Our skilled professionals are knowledgeable about the range of suitable choices available. For additional help, contact Lawn Connections at (817) 769-6950.