Vohs Services: Lawns and Sod

A sod lawn is the most popular type of lawn for homeowners, because it is easier to establish than seed, has instant appeal, and can be reasonably priced. However, a sod lawn may not be the right choice in every circumstance. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of working with sod.

Lawns and Sod are two very different things. To understand the differences, it’s important to know how each type of landscape can affect your home’s value:

Sod – A sod lawn is a beautiful and popular option for homeowners who want an easy-to loose surface that also arrives in time with little maintenance needed.

Advantages of sod

  • Instant results. Newly installed sod offers immediate gratification. It’s not ready for normal lawn traffic, but it instantly gives the look of finished lawn.
  • Fast establishment. Handled and installed properly, new sod generally takes just two to three weeks to root well and become established.
  • Immediate erosion control. On slopes or areas with erosion problems, sod works as a blanket to help hold soil in place from the start.
  • Flexibility in timing. Sod can be installed anytime in the growing season, except in very high heat. Sod roots fastest when laid during the period of peak growth for the type of grass involved.
  • Limited weeds. Quality, state-certified sod has few or no weeds. It outcompetes weed seeds that that try to move in early on.
  • Quick traffic turnaround. Once sod roots establish, it’s ready for normal lawn traffic, including entertaining, play and pets.

A Vohs Specialty: Expertise in Central Oregon Turf Grass

We have an approach that is different from other landscape companies in the area. This balanced approach is based on owner, Ryan Vohs’ background in managing some of the top golf courses in the Pacific Northwest and his long experience with Central Oregon turfgrass. The Vohs method of grass management results in a stronger, healthier plant with fewer weeds and hardier growth.