Doing a quick internet search reveals that the simple definition of a “weed” is as follows:
Weed (n): a plant that is considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one that grows where it is not wanted and often grows or spreads fast or takes the place of desired plants.
Although there are some who will tell you that many weeds have beneficial qualities to them—for example dandelion greens are edible, full of nutrients and were once sought after since they were the earliest source of food for early settlers—you still don’t want a lawn that is overgrown with weeds. But what can you do if you realize that your lawn is now two-thirds weeds? Rather than spraying lots of weed-killer or trying to manually remove each weed individually, it may be time to tear up your old lawn and replace it with sod.
There are many reasons that sod may be your best option. First off, it’s the quickest (and easiest) way to get an established lawn. While it may seem cheaper to try reseeding your lawn, reseeding is susceptible to things like over-seeding, over-watering and erosion and ends up needing to be redone many times—which adds up. On the other hand, if you take good care of new sod, it can be used in 2-4 weeks. Sod can be laid in a relatively short amount of time and is fairly cost-effective. Sod also requires less water than seed to become established. A final benefit of sod is that it helps to quickly control erosion.
We know that a weed-free lawn provides a soft place to play and adds value to your home. Contact us today at Unlimited Property Solutions and let us help you to achieve your dream lawn.