As part of street reconstruction, lawns are damaged. For the past six years, the City has restored those areas using seed. Before that, the City restored with sod. Both require ongoing maintenance from residents after installation. Seed has a lower environmental and financial cost. Seed can cost $250-$500 per single-family home where as sod costs $500-$1,000 per single-family home.
Lawn Restoration After Street Reconstruction
If street reconstruction occurred on your street, what would be your preference for restoration of your lawn: sod or seed?
Lawn restoration is assessed back to the residents over 15 years. Knowing sod is twice the cost and could be as much as $1,000 per single-family home, does that change your preference? Why or why not?
Should residents have a choice on which method is used, knowing there could be a potentially large difference between the treatments on neighboring properties?