Grass, Sod and Turf Management Booklet: Tips for Southeastern Region of Coastal North and South Carolina

When you purchased your home, the large yard may have appealed to your family as one of the major attractions. Now that you’ve settled into your house and the realities of weekly maintenance have taken hold, you’re at a loss about proper lawn care. You can take this problem off your worry list because our experts are committed to sharing our knowledge and educating others.

Highlights From Free Booklet About Lawn Care

To help homeowners understand the important factors in lawn care, we have written a complete booklet about grass, sod and turf management.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • If time permits, clear the section completely to avoid weeds popping up again in your new lawn.
  • Use glyphosate, which will not leave any dangerous substances behind, to facilitate this process.
  • When the existing grass and plants are ready for removal, use a spade, turf iron or petrol turf cutter to make this job easier and ensure a level surface for your new lawn.
  • Pick up or rake out stones and debris such as roots to make sure the area is entirely clear.
  • For the best results, use a double-screened (1/4” sieved) sandy loam topsoil for the top few inches.
  • Double dig or rotovate the soil at least two times to a depth of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) to make sure that the depth and tilth are uniform.
  • Use a garden fork to break up any large clods to create a level area before working in a good  fertilizer.

Would you like additional information? Click this link to get our comprehensive guide to Turf Care.

“Best in Education Award” and Ongoing Commitment

For the past 7 years, the Arboretum in Wilmington, N.C., has honored us with the “Best in Education” Award. We draw on knowledge based on a 4-year bachelor of science degree in turf and soil sciences as well as the following affiliations:

  • Three major agricultural university systems
  • Local arboretums
  • Extension services

We are dedicated to educating “do-it-yourself” customers who want to purchase a few slabs or pallets of sod to repair small damaged areas. Our experts also help others learn how to replace an entire lawn, so they can enjoy years of healthy grass.

In addition, the team at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies has assisted others with massive projects involving truckloads of sod. We have helped with sod work at the following:

  • Several parks
  • Several 18-hole golf courses
  • University football stadium

In other words, we are delighted to help with projects of any size! To get started and benefit from our expertise, check out the videos on our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperiorSod/about?view_as=public

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. Contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies now!

Sod: Better to Work With Than Seed

Why should someone choose sod for their lawn? With the summer months approaching fast, your front lawn will have 30 degrees less temperature than what you’d find with rock or asphalt. In addition, sod will be 15 degrees lower in temperature than dirt, and during the summer, the lawn will have an effect similar to numerous air conditioners. The grass takes in carbon dioxide, and it releases oxygen back into the environment. With this choice, you have a more environmentally friendly option that lowers the amount of greenhouse gases.

Establishing a Lawn with Sod

One of most reliable methods of creating a front lawn is to use sod. Because our company takes the time to create the sod from seed, it will reach maturity by the time it reaches your home so that you have the perfect lawn. Proper care for your front sodded yard, and you will have a great lawn within 3 weeks. In addition, installing sod on a lawn takes between 3 to 6 hours, and it does not cost much. People should choose our sod company because:

  • Affordable pricing
  • 40 years of experience and expertise
  • Great work ethic and high level of integrity

Why Seeding Makes Less Sense

You might believe that seeding will cost less. That might be true at first, but a lot of costs will continue happening because of erosion. Also, if you have people walking on newly seeded grass, it can mean that it does not grow. You will have to pay for seeding and watering the lawn. Not to mention, it can take between 2 to 3 weeks before you start to see the fruits of your labor. It takes time to nurture and care for these lawns. Why wait a few months before you can use it?

When you use sod, you can walk on it after a couple weeks have passed. Sod also has maximum flexibility in that you can install it as long as the ground has not been frozen. Also, you do not have to use as much water to establish it.

When you have great landscaping on your home, it adds around 20% value to your home. With well-cut grass, it becomes a soft and welcoming surface where children can play. You can also relax on it because of the softness. For further information, call Superior Sod & Garden Supplies now!

Repair a Patchy Lawn With Sod

Spring is here, which means lawns and plants are starting to pick up their growth. This is a time when many homeowners notice parts of their lawn that may not be looking up to par. Many people attempt to reseed these areas, but sod is a fast and affordable alternative that will get your lawn looking green in no time.

Identify What Caused the Damage

Before you sod a damaged area, it is critical to discover what caused the damage in the first place. Failure to fix the underlying problem could result in damage to your sod. Consider how much traffic the area received, if it is in a low spot that collects water or is particularly susceptible to frost damage, or if there are signs of insect or disease damage. A knowledgeable landscaper can help you determine what may have caused your grass to become damaged and offer solutions to prevent it from being a problem in the future.

Installing Sod on Dead Patches

The first step to putting in sod is to remove the old patches of dead grass. Mark out the area, loosen the soil around the dead patch with a spade or shovel and remove the pieces. You will want to dig deep enough to ensure you remove all the roots, and then rake the area flat. Finish the repair by laying your purchased sod pieces. Pieces should be laid tightly but not stretched or overlapped. Walk on the sod or use a lawn roller to ensure the pieces are pressed down and in contact with the soil.

Proper sod installation is critical to good growth. Improperly laid sod may not thrive or will leave bare spots. You should consider hiring a professional sod company to ensure your job is done properly and effectively.

Care for Your Sod

Water your new sod regularly so that the soil beneath the sod stays wet. You may need to water once a day the first week and slowly taper off. Also, restrict foot traffic for the first 2 weeks, and do not mow the area until it is tightly rooted.

Sod can be a quick and affordable way to patch dead areas of your lawn. However, proper installation and maintenance is critical to make sure your grass looks its very best. If your lawn is looking patchy and brown, contact Superior Sod today to see how we can help!

 

Spring Is Here!

Just in!!!  Spring is here, and the first of many shipments of beautiful Sabal Palms – both booted and slick. We have 40 to choose from and they are averaging from 8′ to 10′ tall. We also have a few 5′ footers!

And, we have completed two “Plucker Beds” totaling a contained area of 500 square feet filled with 8 inches of the finest topsoil. This keeps the Palms moist. We have planted over 60 3 – 5′ Pindos, European Fans, and Windmills.

All of our Palms are under irrigation, and kept looking very good and fresh!

Both “Big Al” and I are looking forward to seeing you at our farm terminal in Ogden – behind the ReStore.

Help Your Garden Grow With Quality Topsoil and Mulch

Now that the months of mentally planning your garden are behind you, the reality of digging your hands back in the earth are exciting but a bit daunting. Your back has been aching more with each passing year, and hauling those mammoth bags of soil has become increasingly challenging. Even though you have been experimenting with different types of topsoil and mulch for decades, you still feel stumped about the right ones to select.

You probably know the frustration of spending hours planting seeds, bulbs, flowers, vegetables and fruits, which never end up growing. The soil you selected looks dry, even after constant watering. This year, you are determined to find the best products, so you can literally see the fruits of your labor.

Benefits of Our Top-Quality Topsoil

When you use our top-of-the-line topsoil for your grass, garden beds and finishing layers, every corner of your yard will blossom! Here are some of the reasons:

  • Certified and balanced compost mix with black dirt and sand for good drainage
  • Heated product free of weed seeds
  • Organic content to hold necessary moisture and nutrients

Advantages of Buying Mulch in Bulk and Scheduling Deliveries

Are you a gardener who feels heady with delight when you see dark, rich, earthy mulch? If so, you know that when you find a good heap, you’ll be trotting back endlessly with a tiny bucket that won’t even tickle the needs of your growing garden. Then, when you stick it in the back seat of your car and hit the brakes too quickly, you have a real mess to clean up on your hands.

Here are some of the advantages of buying mulch in large quantities and scheduling deliveries:

  • Money and time savers, allowing you to relax in your garden instead of running for pickups
  • Constant access to triple-shredded hardwood and chocolate mulch for all your projects
  • Convenient and continual yard access to quality products without debris and foreign items

Contact Us for Efficient Topsoil and Mulch Deliveries Now!

Are you ready to start building raised garden beds but want to avoid hauling large bags of soil in your car? Would you like to have large quantities of the richest mulch, which are always on hand for your gardening projects? Schedule a delivery from Superior Sod and Garden Supplies now!