When we begin our homework, our paper piles of research, or hours of online browsing when shopping for a new product or service we ideally want the best service for the lowest price. It sounds cheap, but it’s the truth.
There is an old-aged saying referring to this, read about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_for_the_buck, an interesting article with some handy knowledge to have in your arsenal for times when you may just need it to step up to the plate for that promotion.
If we can get something for nothing even better, but my husband always says, ‘nothing is for free.’ And when it came time to it he was right, there is always a catch, so we have learned to look past the flashy advertising banners and more on the fine print. It has served us well so far.
We recently moved countries (our 3rd one and counting it seems) and we immediately signed our kids up for their respective sports, for peace of mind if nothing else and a few moments quiet time, am I right parents?
For my son who had always played on drenched, unkempt, and muddy pitches, arriving at his new club was like walking into the premier league. Besides the facilities being top-notch and a clubhouse with a full-scale wall that was filled with shiny trophies from the different age group teams, the training ground and match pitch looked like something you see on TV.
Walking onto what we initially thought was a 4G pitch or those plastic artificial turfs you see in department stores we were shocked and amazed at how well-groomed and cared for this grass was. It had a sophisticated design cut into the field, it seemed greener than most grass patches we have seen, and the main thing was that it was real.
It requires an experts eye and dedication to maintain a level of quality such as this, see some wonderful grass cut patterns in this link, who knows it could be the inspiration for your next home renovation project, you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood.
Considering a lawn maintenance company.
This may seem as simple as opening the phone directory and choosing the first name you see, but if a lackluster effort in your garden maintenance is something you want to sign up for then don’t bother putting in an effort.
For those of you who do want to have a garden that looks like a brochure then a bit of research and putting in the time is going to be well worth it in the long run, financially as well as aesthetically. There are a few things to think about as to what you want for an end goal, the design, and the vision you are hoping to achieve.
Chatting to the company beforehand will let both sides know what the other is expecting and if they can deliver the service, also if what you are looking at is possible considering the layout and space available, and the big question, the cost.
You ideally want a firm that has a few years of experience under their belt, companies such as Mrlawn sod installation who have seen and dealt with every situation imaginable, who can offer guidance and advice on what might be best, is going to be your best bet.
It will also give you peace of mind knowing you are in the safe and capable hands of a qualified and trained lawn professional, and fewer grey hairs than when your retired Uncle Joe from down the road tries to do his bit.
Sod versus seed grass.
The main difference between these 2 which essentially look the same but with a time gap of a year if not more, is that you are paying for someone else’s time effort.
They have sewn seed, maintained, groomed patches of healthy and thick grass ripe for the taking, now all you need to do is calculate the square meters you need covering in lush green blades and you’re good to go.
See exactly what sod is and how it can add value to your home and your life here https://www.residencestyle.com/the-benefits-of-sodding-6-amazing-advantages-of-installing-a-sod-lawn/, a wonder product and one that is become the more popular choice as our lives tend to get busier each year, and with a range of varieties what’s not to love?
Let’s take a quick look at the advantages of opting for sod over seed grown lawn.
- Time: Because who has enough? The new home you’ve built is ready and the eyesore of a garden is working on your nerves. A simple few hours of homework and you could be having a professional team come in and lay hulk-green grass in just a few hours.
- Convenience. This is helpful knowing that you can lay the grass any time of the year, although a few weeks before the winter frost kicks in to ensure the root is grown and attached in the ground. But you can save and add as you can afford.
- Spaces. Great for odd areas, hills, or slopes where rain would usually wash away any seeds. Simply tacking or staking them into the ground till there is suitable root growth and you can enjoy a wall of forest green grass shielding you from the outside world.
There will always be opinions for both sides of the conversation, some of which you can read if you click here, but taking a step and deciding with your family what you want by the end will help make the choice that much easier.
Choose well and wise, here’s to the grass being greener on the other side.