Sod on Waterfront Properties in Florida

Waterfront homeowners searching for sod selections need to  be especially particular.  A host of different factors make sod selection an important aspect of home planning.  Before deciding on a type of grass, consider the following:

  • The possibility of erosion.  Grass serves as a kind of natural sea wall when it comes to erosion-prone areas; make sure the sod you select is installed correctly in order to reap the most benefit.  It is important to properly replace sod before erosion issues begin.
  • Tolerance to salt.  Some grasses are much more delicate than others.  Installing such a grass where it will come into contact with salt is a bad idea.  Instead, sod that is more of a pasture grass will work well; this grass has deep-set roots  that grasp water from the  depths  of the soil.  Look at forms of Bahia for such hardy properties.
  • Whether sod is  the right option at  all.  Some homeowners find that it is much more feasible to forego grass that is constantly barraged by salt spray.  Other options include mulch and pebble landscaping.  If you know that you are not going to want to spend the time necessary to maintain the sod, these may be viable options for you.

Discover more about sod requirements for waterfront properties by contacting Tom’s Sod at  727-571-1119.

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