Disadvantages of Grass Seed

Although it’s often cheaper than grass turf and requires much the same garden preparation, there are also a number of disadvantages to using grass seed which are prompting many gardeners and landscapers to opt for turf instead.

One of the main reasons why turf may be preferred over seed is that seed is not very ‘instant’, if you’re looking to lay a lawn quickly then seed is not your best option as it can take a few weeks or even months to fully grow. Not only that, but grass seed is also a tasty lunch for birds, leaving your lawn patchy in places or costing you money as you buy more seed to lay.

So, Why Choose Turf Instead?

Turf is a better option than seed in a number of different ways. Firstly, laying turf means that you have an ‘instant’ lawn – there is no need to wait around for the seeds to grow and carry out all of the maintenance and aftercare needed with grass seed.

The preparation is exactly the same as that for seed, however you won’t find grass turf washing off slopes in wet weather or being attacked by birds, making it easier to stay on top of once you have laid it.

There is also less watering and maintenance required with turf, and it can be done at any time of the year, unlike seed which needs to be planted at optimum times for the best growth. The only disadvantages to turf is that it can be quite costly for large areas, or difficult to lay in smaller, trickier areas where you may need to use seed instead.