My yard is the ugliest yard I service . So me and the wife finally decided to renovate the whole thing as time and $ allows. First, we had several trees removed so we could get some sun light down on the ground. It worked good, most of the yard has sun most of the day. Next step is getting the stumps ground and grading and fill dirt spread. As soon as the rain stops we have this work already scheduled to get done. After that, we planned on sodding it ourself. That's until I checked prices! Wow, I never did sod work for my customers, just mowing and small landscape bed work, and was surprised how pricey it was. The part of the yard in ? is my dog yard. It's 10,000 sq.ft.. For Palmetto St. Aug. it was $3,894 and for Centipede it was $2,420. That's for the sod delivered and I would lay it myself. Would conventional seeding or hydroseeding be a good alterative to save $. Given that I'll have 3 dogs running around on it from day 1 do think I should just save the $ and go with the sod? If so, do think the $ difference would be worth going w/ the St. Aug because of the abuse the turf will take from the dogs?