Best Time to Re-Sod Your Yard

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Have you been sitting out on your porch, feeling forlorn about your heat-scorched grass? Around this point in the gardening season, do you feel stuck about how to proceed? If you are wondering if you can remedy the problem and re-sod during the intense heat, the answer is: Yes!

Benefits of Plan to Re-Sod Now

Some homeowners may think that we are in a no-planting zone because of the intense heat. With 40 years of experience, the experts at Superior Sod & Gardening Supplies can produce outstanding results anytime during the year! If you are disappointed because your entire garden has literally gone to seed, now would be a perfect time for new grass installation.

Here are some of the advantages of planting sod immediately:

  • Extend the season for your enjoyment outdoors
  • Property enhancement for activities during the upcoming months
  • Easy way to create positive surroundings for family, neighbors and visitors

Tips for Successful Sod Installation

At Superior Sod and Gardening Supplies, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure a successful sod installation at any point during the year. One important key is proper preparation, which our team will ensure. We often recommend Zoysia grasses, which are easy to take care of and resist brown patch.

Big Al made this choice for his own yard, which delivered great results after installation during the winter. By spring, the grass had knitted together completely. At any time of the year, making a quality choice is the key!

Watch Our Video, and Contact Us With Any Questions

Have you been wondering when to plan a new sod installation? Are you searching for a way to ensure a problem-free and pleasant experience? For more tips, watch our video: When is the best time to renovate my yard?

If you still have questions, contact us!

Simple Reason for Growth: TRUST!

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Growing grass and planting palm trees require acts of faith. You put the necessary elements in place and hope that a good watering will deliver healthy growth. With quality products and expert guidance, your investment will literally multiple!

Decades of Hands-On Experience

At Superior Sod, we want to share nearly 50 years of knowledge. Customers know that they can depend on us because of our hands-on experience with right type of sod for our region. In particular, they rely on our expertise in:

  • Production
  • Harvesting
  • Distribution

In addition, they know that we are experts who have personally grown, studied and distributed high-quality turfs.

Respected Connections and Credentials

Our long history with satisfied customers has also grown over the years. We have gained their respect because of our strong connections with:

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

With a 4-year bachelor of science degree in turf and soil sciences, we have worked hard to earn the title of “lawn renovation specialists.”

Large Projects, Awards and Testimonials

Our work generally speaks for itself, showing that we can handle all types of projects. Some of the large ones involving truckloads of sod have included:

  • A major university football stadium
  • Several parks
  • 18-hole golf courses

For the past seven years, the Arboretum in Wilmington, N.C., has honored us with the “BEST IN EDUCATION” Award. We also take pride in your testimonials including:

  • Quality customer service
  • Helpful and entertaining assistance
  • Fair prices for quality products
  • Early-morning telephone help
  • Educational information

Contact Us for Further Growth

At Superior Sod, we genuinely want our customers to have the best results. For us, healthy grass is a way of spreading prosperity throughout our community. Lush greenery is a symbol of vitality around every corner in our region.

For further growth, contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!

More Tips on Insect Control in Your Yard

Typical symptoms of chinch bugs. The area affected will often look like grass affected by drought.

Typical symptoms of chinch bugs. The area affected will often look like grass affected by drought.

Although most of us prefer to live in harmony with nature, sometimes we need a strong line of defense. After hours of hard work in your yard, insects can threaten to take over and damage your turf. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the creatures threatening to destroy your grass.

Numerous Insects Presenting a Threat in Our Area

Besides the residents of Wilmington, N.C., many different types of insects have decided to claim our region as their home. We’ve already alerted you about fall army worms. Here are some other insects working away at your grass:

  • Mole crickets
  • Chinch bugs
  • Spittle bugs
  • Ground pearls
  • Cutworms
  • Sod web worms
  • Leaf hoppers

Steps to Treat Damaged Grass

If your once beautifully manicured lawn is looking under the weather, insect damage may be the cause. In these cases, you’ll probably notice signs of weakness including yellow blotches. To offer first aid, here are the steps to take:

  • Identify the correct insect species
  • Select the appropriate insecticide
  • Treat your lawn immediately

Some of the insecticides for treating insect-damaged grass include:

  • Diazinon
  • Sevin
  • Merit

If you apply Talstar several times, you’ll have a good chance of getting mole crickets under control. Be sure to follow the instructions for the best results.

Reliable Information From the “Sod Father”

Are you confused about how to treat insects and protect your lawn? The “Sod Father” can help. Customers at Superior Sod & Garden Supplies turn to us for answers because of our extensive experience with turf production (see pictures).

Owner Don Curtis graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree in:

  • Turf grasses
  • Specialty crops
  • Soils

In addition, he has firsthand experience growing and caring for sod properly.

Contact Us With More Questions About Protecting Your Lawn

Do you have more questions about getting insects under control? Would you like to learn about the best ways to treat damaged grass? Contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies today!

The Fall Army Worm – BE WATCHING!!

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The Fall Army Worm is a serious threat to turf grasses, especially, during the months of July, August, and September. This problematic insect while in their moth-like adult stage tends to search out Bermudagrass, as it migrates northward from Florida and the Gulf States. Please note that that does not mean that other turf grasses won’t be effected. By June these moths begin to arrive in North Carolina with each female moth laying up to 1,000 eggs in masses of 50 or more.
The larval stage of a Fall Army Worm grows up to 1.5 inches long and greenish with blackish stripes along each side and down the center of it’s back. It also has a very distinct inverted “Y” on its head. Each larval generation feed in mass for two to three weeks and feed nocturnally. They leave large circular to irregular whitish patches, where the leaves have been skeletonized and chewed down into the crown region of each turf grass plant. 
Understanding the Fall Army Worm’s life cycle is important in order to apply the appropriate control when the insect is most vulnerable. During the larval stage of the Fall Army Worm is the most effective and vulnerable time to have maximum control. The use of a contact – type Insecticide like Telstar can be used if the infestation is low, but a Systemic Insecticide – Aceletryn – has the most effective control of 60 to 90 days.
It is important that every effort is made to observe and identify the Fall Army Worm Moth that flys in during the month of June. During the months of July through September it is critical that a vigilant eye has a watch on the development of this larval stage, and treat immediately. And, know that other mass generations will probably be occurring soon thereafter. Treatment of a broader area of turf grass (such as a turf farm field, golf courses, athletic fields, or even entire neighborhoods) needs to be with a Systemic Insecticide.
A reputable turf farm would never be carrying the eggs or larvae of an Army Worm. The loss of a field due to an Army Worm infestation would be a disastrous loss. It is far less expensive to pre-treat their fields. All of the Turf Farms that we are associated with are Professional, and actually pre-treat their fields preventing any Army Worm egg from surviving.
For more information or assistance with a Army Worm problem, contact us today! 


Palm Tree Tips to Create a Striking Landscape

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One advantage of our steamy summer is that you continue to plant palm trees. When the high temperatures make you feel like you are in the tropics, you can create a setting for a vacation right in your own backyard. If you can’t afford a getaway to an island, this addition will transport you to the Bahamas without the hassle of getting on a plane!

Favorite Selections for a Tropical Design

Did you know that the summer is actually the best season for planting palms? They thrive under warm and rainy conditions, which will encourage a strong root system. If you are thinking about transplanting a palm, the current climate will allow them to bounce back after relocation.

For those who are looking for selections that will create striking landscape designs, here are some of our favorites:

  • PALMETTO/CABBAGE PALM (Sabal palmetto): This majestic palm is native from North Carolina to the Bahamas, so you will create an authentic island look! A single trunk will grow at a slow to moderate pace, reaching up to 20 to 30 feet. Positioning this variety in full sun and drained soil will reward you with a healthy landscaping accent.
  • PINDO PALM (Butia capitata): If you want a palm with arching leaves and a solid-looking trunk, this one is for you. Older leaf stalks hold up over time, following an overall track record of hardiness, even in hurricanes. Pindo palms like full sun and dry soil, so you can take advantage of these conditions in your yard now!
  • KING SAGO (Cycas revoluta): Although this variety is technically not a palm, we can’t resist offering this recommendation because of its striking appearance. This visually commanding variety, from the Cycas species, can reach 4 to 6 feet in height and grow 6 feet wide. To deal with any leaf burn, you can trim completely during the late spring.

Contact Us About Planting, Watering and Fertilizing Palms

Check out these and other palm tree varieties, and let us know your favorites on our Facebook page. You’ll also find more tips for all of your gardening needs on our YouTube channel. If you have any questions, contact Superior Sod & Garden Supplies now!