New sod installation in the front lawn of a home in Northglenn, CO.

Sod & Seeding Services


We offer both sod services and various seeding techniques to create a thick and healthy lawn. Servicing the Northglenn, CO area and the surrounding northern Denver communities.

Achieving the Perfect Lawn in Northglenn, Thornton, and Broomfield, CO

In difficult environments, such as Colorado’s predominantly dry weather and clay soil, maintaining a lush, green lawn is tricky. It requires the right type of grass, a proper irrigation system, consistent mowing and perfectly timed fertilizing.

Whether your lawn in Northglenn, Thornton, or Broomfield, CO could simply use some improvement or an entire overhaul, you’ll likely have to make the difficult choice between seeding or sodding.

Seed vs. Sod What choice is best for you?

The choice between grass seed or sod for your Broomfield, CO lawn.

Choosing seed or sod is a frequent debate among homeowners, but the truth is there are pros and cons to both. It all comes down to what is best for your lifestyle and budget, and also on the type of soil and environment, you have to work with.

Sod and seed differ in many respects. Sod comes in sections of pre-grown grass, and part of the soil beneath it, held together by roots and sometimes a thin layer of biodegradable material. Seeds are just that... a mash of un-sprouted grass. The two differ greatly in the process of installation/planting, durability, appearance and price.

Sod is more expensive up front than seeds, but it provides instant beauty for your lawn and is ready to be used in only a few short weeks. While seeds save you money up front, the planting process is more strenuous, requiring frequent and heavy watering, reseeding and fertilizing over several months before it can be used. Seed is also easily disrupted in its early growing stage by wind, birds and other animals, and if it’s not laid correctly, grass will grow in spotty.

The timeline for planting sod is also more flexible. It can be installed nearly any time of the year, as long as the ground’s not frozen, the soil can be tilled, and the sod irrigated. Whereas cool season grass, like fine fescue, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass seeds should be planted between late August and early October in the Northglenn, CO.

Regardless of which option you choose, proper preparation is key. You want to make sure all dead grass is removed, the ground is properly tilled, and a quality, natural compost, and topsoil, is used before planting seeds or laying sod. An irrigation system is always recommended for any lawns in Colorado.

When done right, both seed and sod can yield a soft, green, beautiful lawn for you and your family to enjoy. We offer both services, including preparation, planting, and routine maintenance. Give us a call for an estimate: (303) 915-8978.

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