In my residential landscape design work, I’ve come across many adjacent yards whose beautifully-designed and maintained beds and paths are tragically sullied by unkempt lawns. I don’t understand the logic: If someone takes enough pride in their yard to spend time and effort perfecting some elements, how could they overlook–literally and figuratively–the largest element, the grass? That’s akin to a socialite who undermines her manicure, pedicure, and salon-quality hairstyle with raggedy clothes.
New sod typically comprises less than half of the total expense of a yard makeover. On the other hand, it covers the majority of the property. Suffice to say, lawn installation can be integral to the overall success of a residential landscape design project.
Seth Mason, Charleston SC