Selecting the Right Sod Type For Your Climate

You know you want a beautiful lush lawn, however when it comes to choosing a sod type, you might be wondering what the differences are. Although there is a wide variety of types of sod that give many different benefits, from low maintenance to high traffic, one of the basic factors that with determine what sod is best for your lawn will be climate.

Sods For Colder Climates

If you live in an area that is cooler, the grass will need to be able to withstand temperature and moisture changes. You want a grass that can take periods of drought during the summer after long, cold winters. Some good choices include Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. 

Sods For Hotter Climates

For areas with warmer temperatures throughout the year, you have many options you can choose from. Some of the higher quality sods include the zoysia grass, which requires less mowing and stands up to heavy foot traffic. A more reasonably priced option is Bermuda grass, which does well in hot temperatures and in heavy traffic, however it does require more maintenance.

Sods For Mid-Range Climates

For those in areas that have cool winters, yet not cold, there are even more choices. You can lean toward whichever end you choose, depending on whether your weather is more hot or more cold. In many cases a blend or hybrid sod may be your best bet, giving you the best of two or more grasses.

Before buying any sod, consult with a professional to discuss traffic needs, sunlight and moisture requirements to find the best sod for your particular needs. There are sods in every climate type that will be better suited for each situation.

Posted on behalf of Clayton Hulen, Green Brothers Earth Works

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