Frequently asked Questions
- Should I seed or sod?
- How much grass do I need?
- How long does it take to install turf?
- When is the best time to install turf?
- How much time can elapse between my purchase and the turf installation?
- What is sprigging?
- Which grass is best suited to my area?
- Is grass good for the environment?
- Can you help me identify my turf problem?
Should I seed or sod?
A sod lawn is a healthy mature lawn when installed, whereas a seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. Sod can be installed practically anywhere, even where seeding is impossible or too costly. Sod is often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution on slopes where rain would wash away both seed and soil. More about sod lawns»
How much grass do I need?
You've made the decision to install turfgrass and now you're wondering how much you are going to need. Turf is sold by the square foot. We provide an online Turf Calculator to help you determine how much turfgrass you will need. More about measuring for Turfgrass»
How long does it take to install turf?
One person can lay 1 pallet of turfgrass or 455 square feet each hour. This is a general estimate and depends on whether or not you can place the turf in close proximity to the job site and the contours of the landscape. More about Installing Turf»
When is the best time to install turf?
Turf can be installed any time of the year. Spring and early summer are the most popular times as people are anxious to work outside, but fall and winter turf installation can be less stressful for the turf and the installer. Please note that although turf can be installed year round certain varieties may not transplant well in your zone or area at certain times of the year. Be sure to check our planting schedule on the variety of turf you are interested in planting. More about Installing Turf»
How much time can elapse between my purchase and the turf installation?
Turf is a perishable item and must be installed as soon as possible after delivery or pickup, or generally within 12 hours. The shelf life of your turf is somewhat dependent upon the time of year you have decided to purchase, as a rule colder temperatures will extend shelf life and warmer temperatures will decrease shelf life. Turfgrass is a mature and durable product, that needs sunlight, moisture and soil contact in order to survive. Dampen the edges of pallets of turf, or covering with wet burlap, NOT PLASTIC, is recommended during hot, dry or windy conditions if installation is delayed. Turfgrass is very durable and will discolor if installation is delayed yet seldom will die if proper installation is completed in a timely manner. More about Installing Turf»
What is Sprigging?
One of the fastest and most economical methods to establish a hybrid bermudagrass turf area is with sprigs. A sprig is a vegetative piece of viable hybrid bermudagrass plant, specifically, a rhizome (growing below the soil level) or a stolon (growing above the soil level). Each portion, whether rhizome or stolon or both, will begin to grow and aggressively develop into a carpet of turf. More about sprigging»
Which grass is best suited to my area?
The three general areas show where Warm and Cool season grasses are used within the USA. The Transition zone is an area where both grass types can do well depending on the care of the grass and is where most of our turf will find a home. Generally the farther north you are located in the transition zone, the longer the growing season for the cool season grasses and the shorter the growing season for the warm season grasses. The opposite is true as you travel South, the growing season for the warm season grasses are extended and the cool season grasses tend to suffer in the heat of summer.
Natural grass helps correct many environmental problems and contributes additional benefits. Studies have shown that hospital patients with a view to a natural green space recover faster. Large cities with urban neighborhoods are placing an emphasis on neighborhood parks, which have been shown to reduce crime a well as increase positive community feelings. Even home values rise when natural grass and landscaping is improved. More about turfgrass and the environment»
If you're looking for solutions to some of the more common turfgrass problems you've come to the right place. Our picture gallery will help you identify the problem and find additional information. Click here for our problem solving gallery»