ESTABLISHING YOUR LAWN?
HYDRO-SEEDING VERSUS NURSERY SOD
Musquodoboit Valley Quality Sod (MVQS) offers the consumer three options to establish a lawn:
- Quality Nursery Sod – why are most lawns sodded?
- Hydro-seeding – your alternative to sod. (available at MVQS – min. 4,500 sq ft area required)
- Seeding (Seed variety available at MVQS)Properly established and maintained lawns are a life-time investment -adding to the value of the property, as well as providing safe, clean and enjoyable use as well as benefiting the environment as the tightly inter-woven plants of a mature lawn clean the air by releasing oxygen as it uses carbon dioxide, traps particulate pollution and cleanses runoff water that helps restore our groundwater supplies.
It is important to note that quality nursery sod immediately offers complements to your property, your lifestyle and the environment. Hydro-seeding requires any where between 6 months to one year to establish a usable lawn, and more maintenance. Success ratios of establishing a lawn with natural seeding are often less than hydro-seeding,Making the wrong decision when your lawn is established will cost you time, energy, money and natural resources.
Making the right decisions when your lawn is established will give you a beautiful, usable and enjoyable investment.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Listed below are a number of important elements to consider in establishing a lawn, for home, commercial or recreational use. Following each element is a description or particular characteristic for seeded, hydroseeded or sodded lawn establishment. Differences between seeded and hydroseeded areas are noted where appropriate.
To complete the process below, review each element and the descriptions which follow for seed, hydroseed and sod. Based upon the importance you give each element, mark a single box score for one method of lawn establishment.
Total all scores after you have reviewed and marked each question. The highest point total will help indicate the lawn establishment method that may best suit your overall needs.